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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

 -  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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Jerry / Narrator
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Matthew
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Rosario
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Tamsen
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Little Leroy
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Spits
Harry Ellington ...
Arthur
Ralph Hughes ...
Jason
Bahni Turpin ...
Gloria
Robert Beatty ...
Ex-Pharmacist
Reuben Schafer ...
Greek Man
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Ennis
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John
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Fred
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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 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 <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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17 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hajléktalanok szentje  »

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$57,115 (USA)
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In order to research his role in the film, Danny Glover actually went incognito as a homeless person to get the feel for the struggles and hardship that homeless people endure. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

City Employee: [thumping on door] Let's go! Let's go! We got th' building comin' down! Everybody move it out!
City Employee: [thumping on door] We got th' building coming down! Everybody out! Let's go! Move it out!
City Employee: [thumping on door] Let's go, folks! Move it out!... Move it out! We've got five minutes!
City Employee: Building's comin' down! We gotta move! C'mon now! Let's go, folks! Move it out!
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MINSTREL BOY
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Performed by Morning Star
Vocal by Rosaleen Linehan
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A credible, wonderful film.
22 June 2004 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

One of the movies you will remember always. Matt Dillon is just riveting in his role as Matthew. If you don't think much of him as an actor, then this is a must see. Not playing a misguided teen in this one, but a sad person you want to see win in a world you can't win in. Danny glover is as always great and together they're a real team.

Do yourself a favor, and watch this moving sweet film. Don't forget to tell others about it. I will watch it again. I think you will too.


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