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Five Corners (1987)

 -  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

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

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Drama

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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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The theme music was "In My Life" as performed by The Beatles. One of the producers of this project was George Harrison. 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 »

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

The Times They Are A-Changin'
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Published by Warner Bros Music
Performed by Bob Dylan
Master courtesy by Bob Dylan and CBS Records
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Excellent drama
30 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Set in 1964 Bronx, the film starts off great with the Beatles "In My Life" and just keeps getting better.

A psycho Heinz (John Turturro) is released from prison and goes after the woman Linda (Jodie Foster) who put him there. Harry (Tim Robbins) and James (Todd Graff) try to protect her. Then there's the man that "sells" his girlfriend and her friend to two guys. And there's people being shot with arrows...

This got some noteriety in it's 1988 release because its writer, John Patrick Shanley, had just won the Oscar for "Moonstruck". But this film disappeared without a trace after that. That's a shame because it's a fantastic movie.

The script is sharp and believable with three-dimensional characters and ALL the performances are great. Direction by Tony Bill is perfect...he gets a real feel for the era and captures it on screen. It's also interesting to see Tim Robbins before he hit it big. Engrossing from beginning to end...a must see!

There's so many great lines in this movie! But a particular standout is "Someone murdered our teacher, so we have the day off. Want to go for a ride?"


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