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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

R  |   |  Drama  |  17 November 1993 (USA)
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Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry / Narrator
Little Leroy
Harry Ellington ...
Ralph Hughes ...
Bahni Turpin ...
Robert Beatty ...
Reuben Schafer ...
Greek Man
Louis Williams ...


Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of the Fort Washington Shelter for Men. He reaches out to Jerry, a streetwise combat veteran, who takes Matthew under his wing as a son. The relationship between these two men grows as they attempt to conquer the numbing isolation of homelessness. Written by Tad Dibbern <>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hajléktalanok szentje  »

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$57,115 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The scenes where Ving Rhames and company rob and beat people for their personal belongs at the homeless shelter are actually based on real life events that actually take place in most shelters of this kind. See more »


Two different people said that Fort Washington Armory was in two different parts of the city. The guard at the family shelter told Matthew, "You're in the wrong place. You got to go downtown to Fort Washington." Later in the movie, at Fort Washington, Little Leroy said to Matthew, "We here at Washington Heights (where Ft. Wash. Armory is located). That's in the northern tip of the island of Manhattan, ..." Downtown is southern Manhattan. See more »


Jerry: A dime, Matthew! A dime!
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Written & Performed by Julia Fordham
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc./CIRCA Records Ltd.
Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd. (PRS)
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One shot from the lives of the others
4 October 2004 | by (Ankara, Turkey) – See all my reviews

It was one of my finest movie experiences to watch that movie. I only had the chance to watch this masterpiece once on TV a few years ago, but I can say that I can't forget the effect it made on me. Especially, the scene where Danny Glover was wiping the car windows waiting for the green light for some cash. The way he was getting his job seriously and the drivers who were not even looking at him. A wonderful human film which shows what we are. I am still confused when those red light people come over my car and try to sell something and realizing that I am too is afraid of looking into their faces. Are they there or just we don't care them.

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