New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find... See full summary »
This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a ... See full summary »
New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur. Written by
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Al Pacino was ill with pneumonia during much of the filming. See more »
In the battle scene, a caplock musket is visible. The first caplock firing mechanism was not patented until the early 1800s, 20 years after the end of the American Revolution. Caplock firing mechanisms depicted in the film were not in wide use until the 1850s, 70 years after the American Revolution. See more »
I have only seen this film on VHS, and hope that it will be available on DVD in Region 1 (why not?). It was far better than The Patriot as a representation of the Revolutionary War. The acting performances of Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland were outstanding, and I cannot understand the criticism levied at this movie. I think reviewers tend to have stereotypes about what they think an actor can or should do, and they pan a truly original, creative, outstanding performance. This opinion is shared by others that I know who have seen the film. I am reminded of the terrible reviews of other GREAT films, including Last of the Mohicans and, more recently, Apocalypto. These are all great films worth watching more than once. Also, Revolution is my favorite Natassia Kinski film.
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