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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Cast

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Terry
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Tommy (as Christopher Penn)
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Julie
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Grandma
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Patch
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Dickie
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Tony Pine
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Mary Sue
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Lester
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Tim
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Aggie
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Lucas
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Storyline

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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Like father. Like son. Like hell. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Auf kurze Distanz  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$2,347,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Brad Whitewood, Sr. was originally offered to Robert De Niro, who turned it down because he felt the character was too dark. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in Pennsylvania, but in the night time scene in the town square, a bright First Tennessee Bank shines. See more »

Quotes

Terry: The answer is no.
Brad Whitewood Sr.: I ain't asking.
Terry: The answer is no
[Brad throws Terry on the bed and starts raping her]
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In Between Rainbows
Written by John Townsend and Charles John Quarto
Performed by John Townsend
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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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