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Laws of Gravity (1992)

R | | Crime, Drama | 20 August 1993 (UK)
The lives of two incompetent young men from Brooklyn spin out of control after a friend returns from Florida with guns to sell.

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Tony Fernandez ...
Tommy
Larry Meistrich ...
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Bobby
David Troup ...
Sullivan
Miguel Sierra ...
Vasquez
David Tuttle ...
Ted
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Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either. But that all changes when their old friend Frankie returns from Florida with some guns to sell. In the course of a few very short urban summer days, their lives spin permanently out of control. Written by Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

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Sooner or later, everything goes down.

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$38,000 (estimated)

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$117,480 (USA)
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The film just took 12 days to shoot and the whole production cost was about $US38,000. See more »

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The godfather of indies, with flawless acting & superb writing.
14 March 2002 | by (California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

With so many movies copy-catting winning formulas,it is a shame, but no surprise, that "Laws of Gravity" is a little-seen, hardly ever-recalled movie. It got lost in the Chasing Amy/She's the One/Do the Right Thing indie over-load. And I'm not knocking those movies. But please give due credit to the "godfather" of indies,which combined a gutsy and raw, yet still highly intelligent script with near-flawless acting and, at that time, never-before-seen editing and cinematography. Can you tell I'm a fan? I too, like many other viewers, "stumbled" upon this movie while channel-surfing late at night. This will not be a review, being that I don't want to give away any key moments of the film. Rather, this is a plea to all movie lovers to beg, threaten, and/or intimidate the powers-that-be to release this film on video and DVD for, to my extreme shock, this film is nowhere to be found. (Save for the afore-mentioned "stumble".) And if you find it there, TAPE IT! This is definitely one for the personal library!


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