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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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Mr. Cavanaugh
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Vivian Sinott
John Newton ...
Mr. Creasy
William B. O'Boyle ...
Pete Tarosky (as Bill O'Boyle)
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Rita Smithson
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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 »

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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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Another Winter Without You
Written by Marty Morgan and Eddie Alexander
Performed by Stephanie Bentley
Courtesy of Sack Full of Songs
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Predictable in every sense
13 August 2001 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

Ugh! A play that someone decided needed to be made into a film. Everything is predictable in this movie from the get go. If you have seen at least one "troubled youth comes home" movie then you know what is in store. The movie is a series of confrontations, I guess that's someone's idea of good drama - conflict. To me, it gets old fast. The only thing to recommend is the Virginia scenery but it's nicer to get outside and go see the countryside then to put up with this.


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