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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. Written by
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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 »
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 (1986). See more »
[after sniffing glue]
I'm flyin', man! I'm flyin'!
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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 »
elements that don't mesh, like a square peg in a five-cornered hole
Turturro plays a brutal psycho released from prison, and Foster plays the woman in peril. Neither is really pressed hard here, therefore.
Robbins plays a guy who protected Foster before, but who is volunteering to go south to help the rights of blacks in the south, being inspired by Martin Luther King (this being a period drama). Foster also has a boyfriend who was crippled by Turturro when she was attacked.
Turturro has a weird gift for Foster, and there's a teacher who inexplicably gets shot by an arrow. Meanwhile, there's a pair of guys who are paid to look after two glue-sniffing. And there's a pair of cops and so on...
A strange drama with moments of comedy that don't really fit in comfortably. Seems more like an awkward play awkwardly made into a film.
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