Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.
A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to discover their true identity. Written by
This is one of those movies that tries really hard to be quirky and off the wall but misses the point that off the wall is hard to construct. That is the feeling of this movie a construction that tries to pile in as many bizarre narrative threads as possible, lsd, tornados and the FBI. The narrative is feather light and at times scenes are so tenuously linked that it is almost laughable.
The camera work and editing style try and fit the "off the wall" strategy but just end up becoming distracting. Th acting is poor all round with the better actors in the cast looking as if they are going through the motions. This has t.v. movie written all over it !
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