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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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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)  »

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Gasoline Alley  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Towards the end when Tommy is trying to persuade the other two to leave with him, there are three points in which Tommy's lips move out of time with what he is saying. See more »

Quotes

Joey: It's funny, you think something is over, you know? After a certain amount of time passes, then you see 'em, it's like a rubber band snaps you back. And you realize, maybe it's not over after all. At least not for you.
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No Enemies
Written by Elizabeth Johnson and Caroline Johnson
Performed by 22 Brides
Courtesy of Zero Hour Records, Inc.
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Another vacation in hell from Giovinazzo.
12 December 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

With the exception of "The Unscarred", this is Buddy Giovinazzo's most technically accomplished piece. It does share thematic similarities with "Combat Shock", but it is a solid character drama that would not be out of place on a double bill with the Australian "The Boys". Being a Giovinazzo flick, it's about deeply flawed characters living in a personal hell. They see no way out of their situation and are too emotionally paralyzed to act, anyway.

Deborah Kara Unger, who is a dynamite actress (and seriously sensual), is terrific as Lorraine, the girlfriend of James Russo's Tommy. Tim Roth plays Joey, who has just been released from jail and relies on his brother gratitude to give him a roof and bed until he gets his act together. Complications arise when local criminal elements encroach on Joey's rehabilitation.

The plot is nothing new and hardly worth a mention. The drama's the thing here and it burns like a bolt of lightning once the the film's niceties are out of the way. Russo, who was also in "The Unscarred", is hard as nails and scarily convincing as Tommy. Roth never disappoints, unless the script's not there, and in this venture he makes us feel his pain.

Another vacation in hell, with a great score, from one of cinema's darkest contemporary directors who is as seriously underrated as Ferrarra is seriously overrated.


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