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Five Corners (1987)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | May 1988 (UK)
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A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jamie
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Heinz
Michael R. Howard ...
Murray
Pierre Epstein ...
George
Jery Hewitt ...
Mr. Glascow
Rodney Harvey ...
Castro
Daniel Jenkins ...
Willie
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Melanie
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Brita
Carl Capotorto ...
Sal
Jose Soto Jr. ...
Boy in Pet Store
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Mrs. Fitzgerald
John Seitz ...
Sullivan
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A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

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Friends last forever. Goodness is its own reward. ...And there ain't no Indians in the Bronx. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

May 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

5 Corners  »

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$969,205 (USA)
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| (Ontario)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Tony Bill got involved with this project after some actors he was auditioning for another film began using scenes from the plays of John Patrick Shanley. Bill liked the dialog, so he contacted Shanley and asked him for a film script. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Linda is abducted in the subway station, one of the advertisement posters in the background is for the 1986 film Soul Man. See more »

Quotes

Heinz: ...and what he is going to do tonight?
Mrs. Sabantino: He is... he is going to die.
Heinz: Thank you mama, thank you.
[He carries her in his arms, and then throws her out of the window]
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Crazy Credits

Nearly at the end of the credits there is the following paragraph: 'Many thanks to the Penguins in this film. They were treated most respectfully and no harm ever came to them in their work.' See more »

Soundtracks

Let The Little Girl Dance
Words and Music by Henry Glover (as Glover) - Carl Spencer (as Spencer)
Performed by Billy Bland
Master courtesy of Old Town Record Corp.
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Terrific Tim Robbins performance almost saves it...
21 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Offbeat--to say the least--comedy-drama from director Tony Bill and writer/co-producer John Patrick Shanley combines unforced, unshowy nostalgia with dark (and rather wobbly) comedic undertones. In a troubled Bronx neighborhood in the 1960s, Jodie Foster is a young woman hounded by just-released convict John Turturro, while Tim Robbins is a former classmate reevaluating his priorities based on turbulent world events. Foster has little to work with in a weakly-written role (she's not going to meet this nutcase in the park at night!), but Robbins' quiet sincerity is lovely, and his handsome face and expressive manner keeps the film grounded in reality. Overall, it's much too flighty, with a melodramatic final 30 minutes which doesn't do anything good for anybody--least of all the viewer. However, there is some dryly eccentric humor in Shanley's screenplay, and when director Bill's touch is light the film generally works. **1/2 from ****


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