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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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Cast

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Michael R. Howard ...
Murray
Pierre Epstein ...
George
Jery Hewitt ...
Mr. Glascow
Rodney Harvey ...
Castro
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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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$969,205 (USA)
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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

Melanie: [after sniffing glue] I'm flyin', man! I'm flyin'!
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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 »

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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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Worth searching for in the bargain bin
7 August 2008 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of John Turturro after seeing him in all the Coen Bros movies. When I had a chance to catch this movie, I was blown away by the great performances. Particularly Turturro's as the neighborhood psycho. If you are the kind of person that can sit down and watch an old "Playhouse 90" episode and marvel at how great the talent was, and what those stars have become over the years, then Five Corners is a "must see". The movie was set in the 60's, so nothing seems dated by todays terms. The cinematography was good at the time it was filmed, although I'm sure the camera angles and lighting would be a little different if it was filmed today. If I find it in the bargain bin, I'll own it.


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