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Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.
A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City's infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him. Written by
This movie was started by another director who was fired five days into the production and subsequently replaced by Robert M. Young. None of the footage shot by the original director was used in the final finished film. See more »
this movie is a classic, one of the best prison movies of all time. the acting is incredible. the characters are incredible. you feel as if you know these people - and God knows you don't want to. they are brash and tuff and dangerous, i.e., realistic. this movie is a classic. the characters Paco, Cupcakes and Charlie Murphy (Longshoe) are my favorites. there are about ten main characters, each as important as the next. the two central characters are Jose and Cupcakes. Cupcakes is a young good looking puerto rican being tormented by a fellow con; and Jose is an older inmate watching his back. the title character Short Eyes (prison term for child molester), played by Bruce Davison, is the centerpeice of the film, that is, he is the link that brings together these wild horses to an unforgetably jarring climax. each character has their own time to shine, and they all do, equally. this movie is one of the best of all time, period, of any genre. i am telling you, as someone who's seen a million and one films, acting gets no better than this!!!
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