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Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)

R | | Drama | January 1992 (USA)
Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.

Director:

Jeff Stanzler

Writer:

Jeff Stanzler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Roth ... Manny
Alexis Arquette ... Dan
Danitra Vance ... Jeanette
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mr. Simpson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey Allen Joey Allen ... Darryl
Jermaine Barkley Jermaine Barkley ... Friend
Corey Bennett Corey Bennett ... Young Boy
Michael Boyd Michael Boyd ... Helper #1
Elizabeth Bracco ... Cathy
Ángel Carasquillo Ángel Carasquillo ... Tumbler #1
Steven Catala Steven Catala ... Steve
Kathleen Chalfant ... Mom
Robert Cooper Robert Cooper ... Helper #2
Kevin Corrigan ... Morty
Dudley Findlay Jr. ... Jackie
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Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.

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Brothers don't always love each other but sometimes they have to.

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Due vite in pericolo See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Some of the best performances you will ever see
29 July 2004 | by brightphoebusSee all my reviews

This little-known movie boasts remarkable performances by an unusual ensemble. Tim Roth powerfully carries the film, and Alexis Arquette effectively conveys the sensitive, gentle personality beneath the ruins of Danny's drug addiction. The astonishing Danitra Vance, in the last of her few film appearances, burns a hole in the screen with her baleful glare -- you can't take your eyes off her. Kathleen Chalfant (a famous New York stage actress, almost unknown in the movies) is staggering in her one scene as the mother; it's been years since I saw the film and I can still hear her heart-wrenching reading of the line, "Tell him I'm sorry I couldn't see him." The brothers' time together takes on something of the quality of an odyssey over the course of the film. The movie's final confrontation, and in particular the last shot, with the camera pulling away from Danitra Vance until she seems to be running in place, are unforgettable. "Jumpin'" affected me very deeply in a way that is difficult to describe. Unbelievable that Jeff Stanzler never made another full-length movie.


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