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State of Grace (1990)

A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother.

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Irene
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Jimmy Cavello
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Frankie's Man (as Michael Cunningham)
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Im Vorhof der Hölle  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,911,542
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ed O'Neill auditioned for the role ultimately taken by Ed Harris. 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

Jackie Flannery: I wanna have kids. Just gotta find the right broad like Frankie did. Someone who let me fool around on the weekends and still make pancakes before Sunday Mass. Like Irene maybe.
Terry Noonan: Who's Irene?
Jackie Flannery: Ooooh! You've got to meet her man. I spend one night with her my eyes are crossed for days. I walk into walls.
Terry Noonan: I'd like to meet her.
Jackie Flannery: She's mine though.
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Connections

References The Shootist (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

White City
Written by Shane MacGowan
Performed by The Pogues
Published by Stiff Music Limited.
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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Unknown masterpiece
4 October 2000 | by 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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