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Spring Forward (1999)

R | | Drama | 8 December 2000 (USA)
As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen... See full summary »

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As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is just out of prison for armed robbery, assigned to work with Murph, a middle-aged vet whose grown son Bobby is dying. Paul is trying to control his temper and build a spiritual side based on reading. Murph is a down-to-earth Sancho Panza to Paul's more ethereal ideas. And Murphy seems to need forgiveness for mistakes as a dad. As Murphy's retirement approaches and winter sets in, the men talk and love blossoms. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,269 (USA) (8 December 2000)

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$102,353 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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Murph leans on the freshly painted fence with both forearms but when he moves back from the fence, there is no paint on his forearms. See more »

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A Cup of Tea and Your Insights
Written by Mark Mulcahy
Performed by Mark Mulcahy
Courtesy of Mezzotint Records
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Everything an indie should be.
20 September 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Spring Forward" has the same limited resources as most indie films but applies them intelligently for maximum effect. The story, a simple male bonding tale about a couple of Parks Dept maintenance men, leapfrogs through the New England seasons as the all-conversation male musings and reflections take the entire run fleshing out the characters so well we'd like to have them to dinner by film's end. Those looking for escapist entertainment should pass on this flick. However, those interested in a character-driven film about what it is to be male shouldn't miss it. Kudos! (B+)


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