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Promised Land (1987)

 -  Drama  -  22 January 1988 (USA)
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This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film ... See full summary »

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Davey Hancock
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Mary Daley
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Beverly 'Bev' Sykes
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Baines
Deborah Richter ...
Pammie
Oscar Rowland ...
Mr. Rivers
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Mrs. Rivers
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Circle K Clerk
Herta Ware ...
Mrs. Higgins
Walt Logan Field ...
High School Coach
Kelly Ausland ...
Schroeder / Ashville Basketball Player #1
Todd Anderson ...
Pat Rivers
Dave Valenza ...
Glenn
Theron Read ...
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This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival, it portrays the other half of the American dream, as Hancock and his cheerleader girlfriend Mary wander to a middle-class mediocrity out itself out of reach for Danny and his psychotic wife Bev. Written by Owen F. Lipsett <lipsetto@tcd.ie>

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22 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Quotes

[waking up the "morning after"]
Bev: Where's the cat?
Danny: What cat?
Bev: The cat that shit in my mouth.
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Dreams and Promises
Performed and written by Janey Street
Produced and arranged by Michael Lloyd
for Mike Curb Productions
Engineered by Dan Nebenzal and Carmine Rubino
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so there truly is another side of the American way of life
4 November 2003 | by (Middelrode, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I read the summary of the movie and I saw the line "the other side of the American way of life" and I was wondering what it was. I'm Dutch, so it was a relief to see that America wasn't as perfect as it seemed. the movie wasn't really what I expected from it. but not in a negative way. I simply loved the movie. the simplicity of it. I only knew Kiefer Sutherland and Meg Ryan (Kiefer was the reason I bought it). Kiefer was great as Danny, but I was stunned by Meg as the almost trashy Bev. I almost cried at the end, but I only want to say: Watch it, as fast as you can. and don't expect anything, because you won't get what you'll expect.


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