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Safe Passage (1994)

 -  Drama  -  January 1995 (USA)
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A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal pain and a troubled marriage fade into the background as news comes that one of her sons ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Margaret "Mag" Singer
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Simon Singer
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Patrick Singer
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Cynthia
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Alfred Singer
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Izzy Singer
Patricia Reeves ...
Mrs. Silverman
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Dog Owner
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Percival Singer
Marvin Scott ...
Newsperson #1
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Christopher Wynkoop ...
Evangelist
Kathryn Kinley ...
Newsperson #3
Philip Arthur Ross ...
Merle Singer
Steven Robert Ross ...
Darren Singer
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A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal pain and a troubled marriage fade into the background as news comes that one of her sons might have died in an accident. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of marijuana use and limited vulgar language | See all certifications »
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January 1995 (USA)  »

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Tensa espera  »

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$1,607,319 (USA)
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Held up from release by a court injunction brought by 'Dan Lupowitz', who was seeking an executive producer credit for the film, having brought director Robert Allan Ackerman and Susan Sarandon to the project. See more »

Goofs

When the first news people chase Susan Sarandon's character to her car the camera's battery falls off. With a nod to continuity it stays off in the following shots of the scene. Factually though this would render the camera useless. The camera wouldn't work and since the viewfinder is electronic it would be dead, or blank. Even in the extremely unlikely event the cameraman didn't notice the weight and balance change of the battery having fallen off the camera's shutting off and being dead would have been noticed by the cameraman. See more »

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Mag Singer: Patrick, for 25 years you have been dunking your tea bag exactly 7 times and throwing it in the sink. Who do you think throws that tea bag in the garbage?
Patrick Singer: Where's the garbage?
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A Dysfunctional Family You Can Care About
19 May 2008 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

The trials of dysfunctional families have become something of a Hollywood staple over the years. The problem with most of the movies built around this theme, however, is that in the midst of all their troubles, the families and the dysfunctional people they're composed of tend to become wholly unlikeable and you end up not really caring about any of them - and sometimes not even wanting to watch them live through their dysfunctions. That's what I found so refreshing about "Safe Passage." The Singers are, indeed, a dysfunctional family, but in the midst of watching them carry out the requisite sniping at one another there's also a real sense that they care deeply about each other, and the end result is that the viewer also cares about them.

The family comes together from assorted places (both geographically and emotionally) because of a possible tragedy. Son Percival (the misfit of the family) joined the U.S. Marines to "find himself" and was stationed in the Sinai Peninsula, where a terrorist attack has reduced the base to rubble and killed scores of Marines. Is Percival alive or dead? The family gathers to await the news. Mom and Dad (Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepherd) are already estranged and living apart; the kids all have their own unique (and sometimes quirky) niches within the family (the perfectionist, the intellectual, the twins, the athlete, the youngest) and try to contribute what they can to this temporary living arrangement forced upon them by events far away and beyond their ability to control.

This is a very watchable movie, filled with characters that you will both care about and remember. Well done! 7/10


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