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No Way Home (1996)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  September 1997 (USA)
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An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joey
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Tommy
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Lorraine
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Ralphie
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Denise
Saul Stein ...
Brick
Bernadette Penotti ...
Ronnie
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Ken Tierno
Jerry Dean ...
Jackie
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Carter
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Gastank
Michael Cambridge ...
Jason (as Brian Burke)
James Starace ...
Jeremy
James Shue ...
Louie
Heather Gottlieb ...
Candy
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Storyline

Six years ago Joey's life changed totally. A shop owner who lay in a pool of blood claimed that Joey was the perpetrator. Now the time is served and Joey has scars on both his body and his soul. He is determined to never go back to prison. He seeks his elder brother Tommy who has begun dealing drugs and is now married to a beautiful blonde named Lorraine. She is at first sceptical about Joey staying there, but soon they develop a special relationship. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Nowhere to go. No one to trust. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gasoline Alley  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Tommy's house is surrounded by police, the head officer can be seen wearing a watch with a black leather or rubber band, then a few minutes later, in another shot, he is wearing a watch with a silver band. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: Blood is thicker than water, no?
Joey: I don't know, I haven't drank any in a while.
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Referenced in Independents' days (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Train
Written by Jimmy Forrest
Performed by Sweetman
Courtesy of Wildchild Label/Mapleshade
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Powerful, with an everyday tone

Joey gets out of prison after six years. What crime he has served we don't know yet. He goes to his parental home and rings on the door. A blonde opens. Joey asks for his brother Tommy, troubled the blonde goes to get him. A surprised Tommy invites his younger brother. Against his wife's (the blonde, Lorraine) wish Tommy and Joey agree that Joey should live at their home a while, until he gets a job and can get a place of his own.

Tommy sells grass and Lorraine works as stripper at private parties. Joey is determined to not get in to jail again and begins to work as a window cleaner. Something that Tommy think is stupid, because there's more money to earn on drugs.

Joey - who according to himself, is a bit 'slow' since an incident in childhood - develops with time a special relationship with Lorraine, who's at first is skeptical to Joey's stay in the house. Tommy appear the longer the film goes as a real asshole - he doesn't to anything home, is unfaithful and lies to his wife. When Joey asks Lorraine is happy with her situation he explain, in the key scene of the film, that marriage doesn't have any benefits; "You get marry when you're in love, then you get tired with each other". Lorraine is in any case grateful of that Tommy haven't during their more than four years together never have beaten her once. Something that her former husband did.

No Way Home (the title unfortunately sounds like an inferior action flick.) is a traditional film, without too many clichés. The director manages to work up scenes and solutions we recognize to something natural. Powerful, with an everyday tone (e.g. when Joey visits his former girlfriend).

The actors in the three leading roles are exquisite: Tim Roth as Joey does a typical Tim Roth role without because of that it would be too much Tim Roth of the role. James Russo (Tommy) makes a role portrait who resembles that kind of things he done before, but I want to rank this performance as the best I've seen from him. Deborah (Kara) Unger as Lorraine, who placed the centre of gravity on the acting and not to look sexy, convinces with her restrained acting style in her study of a woman who's become tired.


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