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Orphans (1987)

R  |   |  Drama  |  18 September 1987 (USA)
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The two brothers Treat and Philip lived alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a loft house and live on little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father.

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Harold
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Treat
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Phillip
John Kellogg ...
Barney
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Man in Park
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Mattie
Elizabeth Parrish ...
Rich Woman
B. Constance Barry ...
Lady in Crosswalk
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Cab Driver
Clifford Fearl ...
Doorman
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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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Keanu Reeves was considered for the role of Treat. See more »

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CHICAGO
Written by Fred Fisher
(c) 1922 Fisher Music Corp.
Copyright Renewed / All Rights Reserved
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WARNING: this movie contains actual acting!
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i feel bad giving this movie such a good review. in the day and age we live in, anyone who reads this recommendation and sees Orphans will probably be shocked and disgusted. you will find NO special effects in Orphans. no glitz, no huge budget, and no big name actors. can you imagine?? no, what you find in this movie is a cast of three actors who absolutely bring three characters to life. the chemistry is amazing and the screenplay is among the best i've ever seen. Orphans is all based around three characters and one house. how do they possibly carry a four star movie without any explosions, without any computer generated effects, without any ben afleck?! see the dying art of acting and script writing in it's finest form before all we're left with is style and no substance. 10/10

EDIT: I was a teenager when I wrote this user comment. I had just seen Orphans for the first time and obviously left a very reactionary review. While my comments aren't the most well informed or mature, they do reflect my feelings at the time so I will not change them. I just wanted to add that while I am now in my mid 20s and find my above comments very silly, I still love this movie and consider it one of my all time favorites.


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