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Borelli
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Stevie McGuire
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Irene
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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 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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A family ripped apart by violence. A love corrupted by betrayal. A friendship stained by blood. See more »


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14 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Im Vorhof der Hölle  »

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$1,911,542 (USA)
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Sean Penn and Robin Wright became a couple during the filming of this movie, although they didn't get married until 1996. See more »

Goofs

In the final shoot-out, when Noonan jumps over the bar he is seen about to fall backside down, but when seen landing on the backside of the bar he lands face down. See more »

Quotes

Terry Noonan: What did Frankie say?
Jackie Flannery: Stevie never hurt nobody. I hurt people. Frankie hurts people. Stevie borrowed money, that's all. Who'd kill him over fuckin' money?
Kathleen Flannery: You're acting surprised, Jackie? Are you serious? You want us to think this surprises you? Every time you turn around down here, somebody else is dead.
Jackie Flannery: What you talkin' about?
Kathleen Flannery: How many wakes we go to as kids because somebody forgot to pay back money?
Jackie Flannery: Every time we turn around, somebody's dead? Bullshit!
[Jackie begins to spin around]
Jackie Flannery: See! See!...
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References The Shootist (1976) See more »

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Ways To Be Wicked
Performed by Lone Justice
Courtesy of Geffen Records
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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4 October 2000 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Yeah, I love this film. Ever since I saw it at a preview screening, this has been one of my favorites. I said then Gary Oldman should get nominated for Best Supporting Actor and he should have been, except nobody saw this movie, probably because Orion didn't promote this movie at all. All of the leads are awesome. Sean Penn is so messed up and confused, and the hints that he's having trouble with all the drinking are a nice touch. Ed Harris does so much with so little. There's one scene where you can almost see him literally blow his top. By the end, the effects of each different subplot can be seen on each other, all coming together for one climactic moment. And the ending--I get chills from the music. See this movie. Then tell everyone you know.


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