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State of Grace (1990)

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Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry... See full summary »

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Storyline

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The Irish mob in Hell's Kitchen. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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14 September 1990 (USA)  »

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State of Grace  »

Box Office

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$1,911,542 (USA)
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Trivia

David Rabe did some uncredited work on the script. See more »

Goofs

When Terry and Kate meet in the bar with Jackie, Terry is smoking. The smoke can be seen when the shot is on Kate but there is no smoke when the shot is on Terry. This repeats throughout the scene as the camera cuts to each character. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Jesus Christ, I thought you Kitchen guys were tough guys.
Terry Noonan: We're not tough, Nick! We're just crazy.
Nick: You ain't either. You're a fuckin' crybaby.
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Connections

References U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra
By arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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Another SEVERELY Overlooked Film
14 July 1999 | by (Northeastern USA) – See all my reviews

Aside from being a great, dark film, with a substantial plot line and a GIANT cast (Oldman, Penn, and Harris), this is an Oldman performance not to be believed. Mr. Oldman himself has been quoted as saying that "State of Grace" is HIS favourite performance. And, as usual, he gives a performance to be equalled by none.

Sean Penn is marvelous, too, and Harris portrays evil incarnate.

This film should be re-evaluated, and Gary Oldman should have received the Oscar for it. His portrayal of Jackie Flannery, a wild, violent young gangster with an ethereal tender streak - is simply phenomenal.


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