The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Nicky Rogan's new play is opening on Broadway and many agree, he has written the best play his career. Or has he? Critic Steven Schwimmer is slated to review and he's ruined many a playwright with his scathing words. Nicky is becoming concerned, but instead chooses to obsess over his Red Sox and their chances again the Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Will the Sox and his play come crashing down on the same night? Written by
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Director Hoffman says in his commentary that the character of Steven Schwimmer is given a birthmark because the original character, as written by Don DeLillo, was not meant to be as attractive as 'Robert Downey Jr.' was when he was cast in the part. Hoffman says, "We had gone long and hard trying to figure out how we create some kind of physical scar that replicates the kind of wound that he feels inside." See more »
When the camera pans the Red Sox locker room, showing the hung up jerseys, the jerseys have Mitchell and Ness tags on the collar. Mitchell and Ness is a producer of historic and vintage jerseys. In 1986 the MLB uniform manufacturer was Rawlings. See more »
The excellent combination of the featured players made for an odd & entertaining film. Very "Indy". I plan to watch it again. Keaton is always great to watch - natural acting style, and those facial expressions & body language! I laughed out loud at the kiss he gave Bebe Neuwirth. She's another fine actor, and can do anything (have you seen her dance & sing on Broadway?). Griffin Dunne & Robert Downey, Jr. were delightfully eccentric. RDJ is one actor I'd watch in ANYTHING), as with Keaton. They always provide something outstanding to enjoy. The men in our family are Yankees & football Giants fans, and truly devoted, but I now believe that people can get overly obsessed with a sports team, after having viewed this film.
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