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Orphans (1987)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 1987 (USA)
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The two brothers Treat and Philip live alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a left house and live of little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and ... See full summary »

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Barney
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Man in Park
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Mattie
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Rich Woman
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Lady in Crosswalk
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The two brothers Treat and Philip live alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a left house and live of little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un ángel caído  »

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$252,430 (USA)
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(1990, Movieline) Alan J. Pakula remarked on his casting of Matthew Modine that, at first, "there was 1 in 20 chances of his getting the role," largely because Modine had shown only the more innocent side of his range so far on screen. But, "when Modine came in to discuss the film, he had a shaved head and was very tall, so he looked intimidating, and he made me laugh a lot. I saw colors that were not in the other roles he'd done." See more »

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THE PRISONER'S SONG
Written by Guy Massey
(c) 1924 Shapiro Bernstein and Company, Inc.
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A wonderful, wonderful film.
19 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can I say but the very ending gave me two tears (one for either eye)again. I remember seeing this as a video rental (as did so many others.) I've always considered Matthew Modine an excellent actor ever since watching "Visionquest" (don't knock it, a great coming of age film!) in HS so I've watched pretty much all of his movies. When I saw this in the store I had no idea what it was going to be about. All I know it was excellent. I've read how some were underwhelmed by the "staginess" of it, I think one reviewer even mentioned the "stage acting." Uh, no. I have to disagree. This was a brutally real, human story that cut me to the quick, especially the end. Truth is, I don't have any different opinions that other fans haven't already mentioned in reviews. I just had re log in to say how much this film moved me... again and maybe one day folks will do films this intimate and powerful.


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