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Fathers & Sons (1992)

A beach runner and bookworm (Goldblum) has difficulty communicating with his son. He meets a psychic on a pier at the beach and soon his world turns topsy-turvy with a serial killer coming ... See full summary »

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A beach runner and bookworm (Goldblum) has difficulty communicating with his son. He meets a psychic on a pier at the beach and soon his world turns topsy-turvy with a serial killer coming between him and his son. The ensuing E.S.P. experiences and danger bond father and son. Written by Anonymous

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A serial killer. A prophet of death. And one family caught between them.

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Rated R for sensuality, drug content and language, and for some violence | See all certifications »
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Jeff Goldblum and Samuel L. Jackson would later appear in Jurassic Park (1993). See more »

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In one scene, where Goldblum's character is talking to Arquette's character in front of her cabin, you can see the mic several times. See more »

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Miss Athena: What are you running from?
Max: Nothing. Makes me feel good.
Miss Athena: Good.
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The Riddle
Written by John Van Tongeren & Cory Lerios
Performed by Cory Lerios
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Dysfunctional
23 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

You pick up the video box of "Fathers and Sons" and what do you see? The names Jeff Goldblum, Rosanna Arquette, Famke Janssen, Samuel Jackson on the cover, and a plot description that vaguely mentions a serial killer and something about psychic powers. And then you see the film and what do you get? An anti-drug/coming-of-age/father-and-son-relationship drama, where the killer/"psychic powers" plot angle seems to be an afterthought, and is resolved in a ludicrous "thriller" climax. The movie does have its pluses: good-looking cinematography, some offbeat touches, a fairly good performance by the kid, the interest of seeing a very beautiful pre-"Goldeneye" Famke Janssen in her first movie role. But mostly it's slow, meandering and blah, and apart from Goldblum (who is the lead) all the other actors I mentioned above are wasted in throwaway roles. (**)


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