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The Park Is Mine (1985)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 6 October 1985
A Vietnam vet takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

Writers:

Lyle Gorch (screenplay), Stephen Peters (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Mitch
Helen Shaver ... Valery
Yaphet Kotto ... Eubanks
Lawrence Dane ... Commissioner Keller
Peter Dvorsky ... Dix
Eric Peterson ... Mike
Gale Garnett ... Rachel
Denis Simpson Denis Simpson ... Richie
Reg Dreger Reg Dreger ... Commander Curran
Louis Di Bianco ... Captain Juliano
Carl Marotte ... Santini
Dennis O'Connor ... Sergeant Duffy
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... General Bryant
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Policeman on Ledge
George Bloomfield George Bloomfield ... Dr. Mueller
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Storyline

A Vietnam vet takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asedio en Central Park See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD4,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The screenplay is credited to Lyle Gorch who was a character played by Warren Oates in "The Wild Bunch." Industry publications at the time of the films production list Larry Brothers as the author of the screenplay. See more »

Goofs

This movie was filmed in Ontario. The helicopter sent into the park with the police sniper has a Canadian Registry Number, C-GLCD. A NYPD helicopter would have an US registry starting with the letter N. See more »

Quotes

Mitch: The park is mine!
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Connections

Referenced in Die Hard 2 (1990) See more »

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User Reviews

 
A Worthwhile Flick!
10 October 2007 | by tom-1140See all my reviews

I can't imagine Tommy Lee Jones in anything bad... His performance here is solid and believable although a bit hammy at times.... What I like about this movie is the story... With the current state of affairs in the USA at the present time...(2007) It seems very relevant...

Everyone seems to be asleep .. Too preoccupied with their cell phones and Ipods to notice what is going on around them. This movie really grabs you... Too bad this doesn't happen in real life! You still find yourself rooting for the guy who you know is doing wrong but his justification is beyond what is legal.. it's simply the right thing to do! Good supporting cast and Helen Shaver does a good job as the objective reporter. It is an old theme but still a very powerful one and all the key elements are there. Sometimes you have to put your selfish desires aside and find the strength to do what is right even though it may not be popular.

If you like a story with a solid message, decent acting and a few thrills for good measure, I recommend The Park Is Mine!


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