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Promised Land (1987)

R | | Drama | 22 January 1988 (USA)
This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Davey Hancock
... Mary Daley
... Danny 'Senator' Rivers
... Beverly 'Bev' Sykes
... Baines
... Pammie
... Mr. Rivers
... Mrs. Rivers
... Circle K Clerk
Herta Ware ... Mrs. Higgins
Logan Field ... High School Coach (as Walt Logan Field)
Kelly Ausland ... Schroeder / Ashville Basketball Player #1
Todd Anderson ... Pat Rivers
Dave Valenza ... Glenn
Theron Read ... Harting
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This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival, it portrays the other half of the American dream, as Hancock and his cheerleader girlfriend Mary wander to a middle-class mediocrity out itself out of reach for Danny and his psychotic wife Bev. Written by Owen F. Lipsett <lipsetto@tcd.ie>

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$316,199
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Referenced in Lawernce Kasdan's "Dream Catcher." See more »

Quotes

[waking up the "morning after"]
Bev: Where's the cat?
Danny: What cat?
Bev: The cat that shit in my mouth.
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Will the Wolf Survive
Written by David Hidalgo (uncredited) and Louie Perez (uncredited)
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records/Warner Brothers Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Terrific movie - have watched over and over again many times
21 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

No matter what the critics contend I loved this movie - I like the actors - all of them, not just the top 4. I thought the top 4 should have gotten Oscars. The film is depressing but it is supposed to be that way. The scenery and music just add to the awesomeness. References to President Regan made it more relevant. The despair and frustration of growing up in this movie are not equalled anywhere else. Two thumbs up.


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