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Sal (2011)

TV-MA | | Biography, Drama | 1 November 2013 (USA)
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The last day in the life of the actor Sal Mineo, who was murdered on February 12, 1976.

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The last day in the life of the actor Sal Mineo, who was murdered on February 12, 1976.

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,800, 3 November 2013, Limited Release

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$6,800, 3 November 2013
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Wrong priorities
17 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

The trouble with close-ups of two men eating lunch and discussing Sal Mineo's upcoming film is that we don't get much more than two men shoveling food in their mouths. I don't know why director Franco was so locked in to the close-up. Or why we get so much footage of Sal Mineo driving through LA in his Chevy Malibu. Without any dialog or view out the window, this is downright boring. The accompanying torch song (Pink Flamingos?) on the sound track was so loud I had to cover my ears. As for period authenticity, someone should have checked the script: in 1976 people did not use the expression, "You're good to go." —- not even the nurse as the health clinic.


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