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Return of the Secaucus Seven
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John Sayles (writer)
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Release Date:
5 September 1980 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
In my all-time Top 10 See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Bruce MacDonald ... Mike
Maggie Renzi ... Katie

Adam LeFevre ... J.T.
Maggie Cousineau ... Frances

Gordon Clapp ... Chip
Jean Passanante ... Irene
Karen Trott ... Maura

Mark Arnott ... Jeff

David Strathairn ... Ron

John Sayles ... Howie
Marisa Smith ... Carol
Amy Schewel ... Lacey
Carolyn Brooks ... Meg
Eric Forsythe ... Captain
Nancy Mette ... Lee
Betsy Julia Robinson ... Amy
Cora Bennett ... Singer
John Mendillo ... Bartender
Steven Zaitz ... Singer
Brian Johnson ... Norman
Ernie Bashaw ... Officer
Jack LaValle ... Booking Officer
Jessica MacDonald ... Stacey
Benjamin Zaitz ... Benjamin
Jeffrey Nelson ... The Man

Directed by
John Sayles 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Sayles  writer

Produced by
William Aydelott .... producer
Jeffrey Nelson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mason Daring 
Tim Jackson  (as Timothy Jackson)
Bill Staines 
Guy Van Duser 
 
Cinematography by
Austin De Besche 
 
Film Editing by
John Sayles 
 
Production Management
Maggie Renzi .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Fred Burnham .... assistant sound
Bill Gitt .... sound transfer
Wayne Wadhams .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Arndt .... gaffer
David Arndt .... key grip
William Aydelott .... camera operator
Fred Burnham .... location still photographer
Frank Coleman .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Shaw .... costume consultant
 
Editorial Department
Maggie Renzi .... assistant editor
Steven Zaitz .... assistant editor
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Maggie Renzi .... location manager
Steven Zaitz .... location manager
 
Music Department
Mason Daring .... music producer
Mason Daring .... musical director
Tim Jackson .... musician: drums (as Timothy Jackson)
 
Other crew
Carolyn Brooks .... production assistant
Fred Burnham .... credit and location stills
Mason Daring .... legal counsel
Logan Goodman .... production assistant
Wendell Lees .... production assistant
Donald McLane .... assistant to director
Ita Roberts .... caterer
Michael Rubin .... technical assistant
Elizabeth Shafer .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Secaucus 7" - International (English title) (informal short title)
"Secaucus Seven" - International (English title) (informal short title)
"The Return of the Secaucus 7" - International (English title) (informal title)
"The Return of the Secaucus Seven" - International (English title) (informal title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | USA:R

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Trivia:
According to the 'Blockbuster Movie Guide', this film "sparked [the] independent film revolution of the 1980s".See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Camera shadow on the ground during the basketball game when JT falls down.See more »
Quotes:
Ron Desjardins:[rings the bell on the hotel desk to wake up Howie] Me and the missus just drove in from Peoria and the guy at the filling station says...
Howie:[walks in] Jesus, Ron!
Ron Desjardins:"These are the finest accommodations in town".
Frances Carlson:[to Howie] Hi.
Howie:Hi. Look, Ron... we only got two rooms left.
Ron Desjardins:Me and the missus don't need but one. As long as it's got them Magic Fingers in there. It drives the missus wild, them thangs.
Howie:And you gotta be quiet.
Ron Desjardins:[serious, pulling the notebook toward himself] Where do we register?
Howie:[closing the notebook on Ron's fingers] 203.
Howie:[he holds the key out to Frances] See if you can make him behave, okay?
[...]
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
In my all-time Top 10, 13 July 2005
Author: asc85 from Mercer County, NJ

I am absolutely stunned by the majority of contributors here who didn't love, or even like this film. One of the best films I've ever seen in terms of dialogue. It's true that if you're in the mood to watch "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with a couple of friends, this is NOT the film for you. Since not much happens in this movie, if you can't appreciate the dialogue, than you won't like this movie at all.

I find it interesting that most of the "stars" of this picture were amateurs, and didn't make another film after this one. The only "major" stars who came out of this were Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue) and David Strathairn, who wasn't even one of the stars, and was in a supporting role.

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