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Night-Flowers (1979)

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Unpleasant story of rape and murder involving a disturbed veteran of the war in Vietnam.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Walsh ...
Tom Flynn
José Pérez ...
Nordi (as Jose Perez)
Sabra Jones ...
Marcella
Angel Lindbergh ...
Lauren
Henderson Forsythe ...
John Flynn
J.C. Quinn ...
Eddie Flynn
Lázaro Pérez ...
Danny Disco (as Lazaro Perez)
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Psychiatrist
Jack Hollander ...
Mr. Ackleman
John Bartholomew Tucker ...
TV Newscaster
David Scholar ...
Veteran #1
Nelson Hailparn ...
Veteran #2
Glen Vincent ...
Wheelchair Veteran
John Ring ...
Man at Pool
Charles Gordon ...
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Unpleasant story of rape and murder involving a disturbed veteran of the war in Vietnam.

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For anyone who found TAXI DRIVER (1976) too damn cheery
20 February 2012 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Two Vietnam vets, Tom (Gabriel Walsh) and Nordi (Jose Perez), live pretty sad lives in a crumbling New Jersey town. Sharing a one room apartment, they talk about their inability to hold down real work, struggle to get noticed at the VA and fail to connect with women. This changes for Tom when he meets Marcella (Sabra Jones) and they begin a relationship. However, he can't escape his past with Nordi and the co- dependent, toxic relationship soon takes a gruesome turn. I wasn't quite sure where to put this independent drama, but I guess here is the best place since not a lot of people have heard of it. This is one depressing flick, but I was captivated by it the whole time. Walsh also penned the screenplay and he gives a really good, subdued performance. Director Louis San Andres does a great job of capturing a decaying New Jersey and New York to match the characters mental breakdowns and increasing isolation. There is also a really harrowing scene about 40 minutes in that is totally unnerving, thanks mostly to Andres filming it in a wide shot done in one long take. Sadly, this was his lone feature film.


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