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Five Corners (1987)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | May 1988 (UK)
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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Michael R. Howard ...
Murray
Pierre Epstein ...
George
Jery Hewitt ...
Mr. Glascow
Rodney Harvey ...
Castro
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Melanie
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Brita
Carl Capotorto ...
Sal
Jose Soto Jr. ...
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Mrs. Fitzgerald
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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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A young woman fights for her life when the man who raped her is released from prison See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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$969,205 (USA)
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Writer John Patrick Shanley said incidents in the story were based on his own experiences growing up in New York City. See more »

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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 »

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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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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 »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Breakthrough Stars of 1991 (1991) See more »

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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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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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