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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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Newsperson #2
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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Life's best journeys take you home

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Tensa espera  »

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$1,607,319 (USA)
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Trivia

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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Simon Singer: [shouts] Mom! Mother! Why did you turn off my alarm? Why didn't you wake me up?
Mag Singer: I was already up so...
Simon Singer: My route, how did you know what houses to go to?
Mag Singer: It was fine, I just needed something to do.
Simon Singer: What about me? I needed something to do.
Mag Singer: Go clean the garage that's something to do.
Simon Singer: No! I don't want to do that.
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A complex and layered drama
1 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This film is about a mother of seven sons, who had a premonition dream about something bad will happen to one of her sons. As their family learns about the tragedy, they come together and learn to love each other again.

"Safe Passage" is a drama about real people, real family and real life situations. The characters are down to earth and authentic. they could our next door neighbours or even ourselves. Hence, I find myself connecting with the characters and the story of "Safe Passage".

Susan Sarandon is superb as a stressed out mother. She acts her character's emotions well, be it love, stress, anxiety, guilt or anger. I like the flashbacks and the home videos, as they provide further insight into how the past shaped the character's personality. "Safe Passage" is an engaging drama.


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