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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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Tommy Whitewood (as Christopher Penn)
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Uncle Patch Whitewood
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Tony Pine
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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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They were two live wires in a dead-end town, both searching for the only family they'd ever known...each other. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,347,000 (USA)
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Based on the actual crimes of Bruce Johnston, Sr., in Chester County, Pennsylvania. See more »

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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.: [to Brad, Jr] Boy ain't got the life expectancy of a housefly.
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This one remains in my essentials collection.
10 February 2002 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

This movie is an old favorite. I think this is the one work by Sean Penn that became the pivotal interest in him for me. He was, as usual in anything he does, absolutely convincing. Same for Christopher Walken. The casting was perfect, the scenery and soundtrack done beautifully. I've been recommending this one to friends for ages.


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