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At Close Range (1986)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  18 April 1986 (USA)
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In 1978 rural Pennsylvania an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons and they become intrigued with romanticized life of crime.

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Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... and ultimately, murder. Written by LizFL

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Crime | Drama

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$2,347,000 (USA)
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Actress Eileen Ryan, who plays Sean Penn's and Chris Penn's grandmother, is in fact the boys' real-life mom. See more »

Goofs

During the rape in the motel room, Brad Sr. chains the door, but the door is unchained/chained again in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

Brad Whitewood Sr.: I just bought this car. It's cherry. Will you give me $4600 for her?
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Brilliant Acting - Dark Subject!
24 March 2002 | by (T.O.) – See all my reviews

A very good film that I recommend highly if you are in the right frame of mind to view truly evil subject matter. The acting by Walken, Penn, Penn and Masterson is brilliant. Espescially the last few minutes. Sean Penn's performance is my favourite acting moment of all time. Even writing this makes me take a deep exhale.


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