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The Turning (1992)

R | | Drama | 2 May 1992 (USA)
A white supremacist returns to his hometown for the first time in years to try and save his parents' relationship.

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Michael Dolan ...
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Jim Simmons ...
Mayor
Madison Arnold ...
Mr. Cavanaugh
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Vivian Sinott
John Newton ...
Mr. Creasy
William B. O'Boyle ...
Pete Tarosky (as Bill O'Boyle)
Murphy Larson ...
Rita Smithson
Michael P. Moran ...
Jim McCutcheon
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After 4 years, Clifford Harnish returns to his hometown of Pocahontas, Virginia, hoping to save his family and make for himself the happy childhood he never had. Unfortunately, he has arrived just in time to see his parents' divorce made final. He also gets to watch his mother sink into an alcoholic depression while his father builds a new life with a new woman. Soon Cliff decides to take matters into his own hands, using the methods he learned while traipsing the country with Neo-Nazis. Adapted from the play "Home Fires Burning." Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Rated R for some terror and language, and for a scene of sexuality. | See all certifications »

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Film debut of Gillian Anderson. See more »

Connections

References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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Make Up And Faded Blue Jeans
Written by Merle Haggard
Performed by Merle Haggard
Courtesy of MCA Records
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An intense, thrilling drama!
20 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Turning is about a disturbed young man who returns home after four years to try and save his parents marriage. He grows increasingly violent, and people begin to wonder where exactly he has been for the last four years...

I know that many people don't like this movie, but I found it quite intense, and even scary at times! Michael Dolan, Tess Harper, Karen Allen, Raymond J. Barry, and Gillian Anderson all give exceptional performances. Many people see this film just for Gillian Anderson's semi-nude scene, but the movie is much, much more than that! If you happen to come across this one, please, give it a try!

Rated: R for language, disturbing situations, and brief sexuality.

Grade: C+


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