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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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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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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

Set in 1964, when Linda talks on her home phone with Heinz, the phone handset is clearly seen to have a modular plug connection to its cord. The now-popular modular plugs were not introduced until much later in the 70's. See more »

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Harry: And when I was sittin' home with my mother, watchin' the news about it on TV, the next thing they showed after that was Dr. Martin Luther King speaking. He was talking about the power of love in the face of senseless cruelty and violence. And I heard him, Mr. Kemp. I guess something had knocked the wax outta my ears. ' Cause I heard him loud and clear.
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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

Leave Me Alone
Words and Music by Robbie Robertson
Performed by Canadian Squires
Courtesy of Henry Glover
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split stories odd but still interesting
14 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's 1964 The Bronx. Violent Heinz (John Turturro) returns to his neighborhood after getting out of prison for an attempted rape of Linda (Jodie Foster). Harry (Tim Robbins) rescued Linda the first time but has turn pacifist since then. Somebody shoots a teacher with an arrow. Castro and Willie are two kids blowing up a store sign with cherry bombs. They pick up Melanie and Brita who are out of it from sniffing glue. Heinz is after Linda again thinking he's in love with her. Jamie would like to be her boyfriend who protects her.

This movie is split in two. Turturro, Foster and Robbins inhabit one half. Turturro is great as the disturbed rapist. The penguins are weird. The acting is good but the script meanders a bit with a lot of strange turns. The other half has four lesser known actors. The girls are funny. It's odd that it seems to float on the surface of the movie without connecting to the other half. I do find the unknown actors' story interesting especially the elevator scene. I kept wondering what that story has to do with anything. The final reveal satisfied me to some extent. I wish it could have made more connections earlier in the movie.


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