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At Close Range (1986)

R | | Crime, Drama | 18 April 1986 (USA)
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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Grandma
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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 1970s. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... and ultimately, murder. Written by LizFL

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Yesterday, Brad was nobody. Today, he's front-page news. See more »

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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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Based on the actual crimes of Bruce Johnston, Sr., in Chester County, Pennsylvania. See more »

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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

Brad Whitewood Sr.: You scared yet? You oughta be.
Terry: I'm not scared of you.
Brad Whitewood Sr.: You scared yet? No?
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Featured in Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (2009) See more »

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Written by Ole Georg (as Tom Elliott)
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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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