After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiralling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At the end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other. Written by
Some lives cross, others collide.
Did You Know?
According to editor Jay Cassidy
, Sean Penn
allowed Jack Nicholson
to make editing choices for two weeks without Penn's involvement, trusting Nicholson's eye for filmmaking, being a director himself. See more
The calendar on Freddy's wall shows January 1 as Monday (January 17 is Wednesday). This can't be if the events in the movie take place 5-6 years after Emily's death in 1988 (John Booth was in prison for 5 years). January 1 does not fall on a Monday in 1993, 1994, or 1995 (the year of the movie's production). See more
Would you maybe, ya know, would you take a couple days, and maybe think about not taking my life?
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Good Ship Lollipop
Written by Richard A. Whiting
and Sidney Clare
Performed by Shirley Temple See more