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The Turning (1992)

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

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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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A Canary's Song
Written by Buddy Mondlock and Garth Brooks
Performed by Buddy Mondlock
Courtesy of EMI April Music, Inc.
On behalf of itself and Sparking Gap Music
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13 June 2014 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A thoroughly tedious drama that would have been lost forever down the bin chute of film history were it not for a pre-'X Files' appearance by Gillian Anderson, wearing fewer clothes than we were used to back in those days. I dutifully rented it at the time and was instantly bored out of my skull.

It's a dreary movie that could have burned through its plot in less than ten minutes but instead pads it out with supposedly meaningful but actually embarrassing dialogue while the cast acts as though they all have around half an hour to live. The irritating score constantly intrudes upon any scene that seems like it might become vaguely engaging and the plot trundles around in circles until the more-than-welcome ending.

Curiosity value aside, there's nothing here to see.


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