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Orphans (1987)

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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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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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(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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A Must See For Anybody With Taste
17 January 2004 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

I first saw Orphans(1987) back in "88" as a rental. It was recomended by a friend who honestly I thought had no taste in movies and had suggested many stinkers to me before. Well I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day, and he was right that day. I happened to be at the video store the other day and noticed this sitting in the Video Bargain Bin for a Buck. All that came to mind was "That was a good movie", after watching it again some fifteen years later I was wrong. That was a great movie. An Acting Toure de Force. The movie stars Matthew Modine, Albert Finney, and Kevin Anderson. And ALL ARE EXCELLENT! Perfectly Directed by Alan Pakula the same director that directed Sophies Choice, All the Presidents Men, and Klute. If you are a guy in search of a good movie you can't go wrong with Orphans(1987). Unbelievabley this is not out on DVD as of the writing of this comment.


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