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Five Corners (1987)

R  |   |  Drama  |  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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Carl Capotorto ...
Sal
Jose Soto Jr. ...
Boy in Pet Store
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Mrs. Fitzgerald
John Seitz ...
Sullivan
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Storyline

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 Bill Smith <bsmith30@ix.netcom.com>

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A young woman fights for her life when the man who raped her is released from prison See more »

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Release Date:

May 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

5 Corners  »

Box Office

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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

Writer John Patrick Shanley said incidents in the story were based on his own experiences growing up in New York City. 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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A pleasant surprise...
26 October 2002 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I came across this film on sale, and purchased it because I saw the leading roles- Jodie Foster and Tim Robbins, before they really got famous, and I was surprised at how well the movie was done. Set in the 60s, Five Corners rings true with tone and mood of the times. Plot is straightfoward and even mildly believable, but what the film's shining aspect is its portrayal of human emotions- its very clean, raw look at the fundamental of social interaction.

Listen to Jamie's cries at his abducted girlfriend through the steel subway bars. Feel his pain as he scratches for the just-beyond-reach token. Though seemingly one dimensional at first, Heinz is a complex, tortured character with roots (albeit predictably) from youth and upbringing.

The film belies its innocent appearance with a few unexpected flashes of violence, yet maintains a positive feel with occaisional punchlines. Another surprise is Eriq La Salle, who plays a commanding role in the film's racial commentary. (Look for his surgeonesque brusque manner in his pre-Benton, MD role.)

All together with a mysterious archer vigilante (?) in the midst and cute penguins mucking about, this film is worthy of your time if you have some extra.

Verdict for a five dollar DVD? A+ simply on the Beatles tune alone.


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