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At Close Range (1986)

R | | Crime, Drama | 18 April 1986 (USA)
In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his 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 1970s. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... and ultimately, murder. Written by LizFL

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He's found a father to idolize, and a girl to love. Now all he still needs to find is himself. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$180,286 (USA) (20 April 1986)

Gross:

$2,347,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Based on the actual crimes of Bruce Johnston, Sr., in Chester County, Pennsylvania. 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.: How old are you anyway?
Brad Whitewood Jr.: Old enough.
Brad Whitewood Sr.: Damn!
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Connections

Featured in Madonna: Live to Tell (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Live to Tell
Written by Patrick Leonard and Madonna
Performed by Madonna
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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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