Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires him to collect fish from a boat out in the bay, and the boy discovers that the restaurant owner is using the fish to bring drugs in to shore. He steals one load and goes about selling it so his mother can afford to quit her job. Written by
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language and drug-related scenes, and for brief but strong sensuality
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Did You Know?
The monastery visited in the film is popularly called "The Ancient Spanish Monastery" and is situated in North Miami FL. It was built in Spain, 1133-1141, as "The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux ". It was purchased in 1925 by William Randolph Hearst, disassembled, and shipped to the US in 11,000 crated pieces. It was eventually reassembled in North Miami by subsequent owners. See more
On a still July day, the voice of a Common Loon on its Minnesota lake is heard way down in Florida. See more
How come you don't got somebody? Aren't you lonely?
Yeah, sure. The only thing worse than being lonely with yourself is to be lonely with someone.
References Dark Shadows
Written by Peter Green
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
Playing on the radio (in early part of movie) while J.C. Quinn and Steve Buscemi are cooking in the kitchen at the hotel/Eden House See more