The Keeper (1995)

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Paul Lamont, a corrections officer and law student, leads a comfortable if culturally bankrupt, middle-class existence. Lamont's marriage is already in trouble when he bails out a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lamont
Angela Lamont
Jean Baptiste
Ron Brice ...
Clarence ross
Alvaleta Guess ...
Officer Jones
Sam E. Wright ...
Officer Santana
Victor Colicchio ...
Officer Corvino
Arthur French ...
Jimmy Johnson
Corey Glover ...
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Paul Lamont, a corrections officer and law student, leads a comfortable if culturally bankrupt, middle-class existence. Lamont's marriage is already in trouble when he bails out a mysterious Haitian, Jean Baptiste, in the belief that Baptiste has been wrongly accused. Baptiste insinuates himself in Lamont's life and leads him on a journey of discovery. Lamont then finds that acts of conscience can have unforeseen consequences. Written by Drama

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Even acts of mercy have a price.


Crime | Drama





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a thoughtful drama
20 October 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The Keeper is a tense drama about a corrections officer who decides to bail out a Haitian immigrant he feels has been wrongfully accused of rape. The film takes a few turns after that, but I wont give the story away. Regina Taylor, a very underrated actress, gives a great performance. Giancarlo Esposito is incredible as the man who tries to rise above his station in life and do good and then comes apart. There's also a lot of interesting stuff in the film about African-American class issues.

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