A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

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Tony Bill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Foster ... Linda
Tim Robbins ... Harry
Todd Graff ... Jamie
John Turturro ... Heinz
Michael R. Howard Michael R. Howard ... Murray
Pierre Epstein Pierre Epstein ... George
Jery Hewitt Jery Hewitt ... Mr. Glascow
Rodney Harvey ... Castro
Daniel Jenkins ... Willie
Elizabeth Berridge ... Melanie
Cathryn de Prume ... Brita
Carl Capotorto ... Sal
Jose Soto Jr. Jose Soto Jr. ... Boy in Pet Store
Kathleen Chalfant ... Mrs. Fitzgerald
John Seitz John Seitz ... Sullivan
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A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

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A young woman fights for her life when the man who raped her is released from prison See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Jodie Foster plays a rape victim (attempted) in this movie. She would later portray a rape victim in The Accused (1988) See more »

Goofs

Set in 1964, when Linda talks on her home phone with Heinz, the phone handset is clearly seen to have a modular plug connection to its cord. The now-popular modular plugs were not introduced until much later in the 70's. See more »

Quotes

Heinz: ...and what he is going to do tonight?
Mrs. Sabantino: He is... he is going to die.
Heinz: Thank you mama, thank you.
[He carries her in his arms, and then throws her out of the window]
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Crazy Credits

Nearly at the end of the credits there is the following paragraph: 'Many thanks to the Penguins in this film. They were treated most respectfully and no harm ever came to them in their work.' See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1991 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Let The Little Girl Dance
Words and Music by Henry Glover (as Glover) - Carl Spencer (as Spencer)
Performed by Billy Bland
Master courtesy of Old Town Record Corp.
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Worth watching for fans of the actors; horrible score
6 September 2000 | by Dan_HarklessSee all my reviews

Not worth going out of your way to see, but worth keeping on if it comes on on TV. Will provide mild pleasure to fans of Jodie Foster, Tim Robbins, and John Turturro (I enjoy all three). It would be interesting to watch this back-to-back with "Barton Fink", in which Turturro plays a polar opposite character.

The only other thing I have to say is that the score of this movie is one of the worst I've ever heard. I hadn't heard of composer James Newton Howard when I saw this, so I'm amazed he went on to respectable and (to my remembrance) perfectly well-scored films like "Pretty Woman", "My Girl", "Glengarry Glen Ross", "The Sixth Sense", and "Dinosaur".

His score in this film is so melodramatic, so overstated, so overly "hit-happy" (in the sense of hitting marks), and so cheesily realized, I'm amazed Howard wasn't relegated to scoring cheeseball B-flicks.


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Official Sites:

Handmade Films Website

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Corners See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,602, 24 January 1988

Gross USA:

$969,205

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$969,205
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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