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Equinox (1992)

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Twins, separated at birth and living opposite lives, are about to learn of each other- and the substantial inheritance they are entitled to.

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Alan Rudolph

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Alan Rudolph
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Henry Petosa / Freddy Ace
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Beverly Franks
Fred Ward ... Mr. Paris
Tyra Ferrell ... Sonya Kirk
Marisa Tomei ... Rosie Rivers
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Russell Franks
Tate Donovan ... Richie Nunn
Lori Singer ... Sharon Ace
M. Emmet Walsh ... Pete Petosa
Gailard Sartain ... Dandridge
Tony Genaro ... Eddie Gutierrez
Angel Aviles Angel Aviles ... Anna Gutierrez
Dirk Blocker ... Red
Debra Dusay Debra Dusay ... Judith Hamner
Les Podewell Les Podewell ... Jerome Hamner
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Storyline

Henry Petosa and Freddy Ace are twins who were separated being babies, and they do not know each other. Henry was adopted by a honest man, while Freddy becomes a gangster. Henry is very shy and has a lot of mental troubles. The film melts the two stories by a young writer who discovers that they were sons of an european noble and they own a large inheritance Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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The shocking story of identical twins... One too good to die. The other too evil to live.


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Rated R for language and scenes of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Равноденствие See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 6,750,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$279,627
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

As Henry is speeding across the desert in his car, we see a shot of Beverly's photo on the dash, next to the tachometer, which reads zero RPM. See more »

Quotes

Pete Petosa: If money didn't grow on trees, why do banks have so many branches?
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Soundtracks

MYSTERY MAN
Written and Performed by Terje Rypdal
Courtesy of ECM Records
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Execution not quite up to inspiration.
7 June 1999 | by Hermit C-2See all my reviews

Early on in 'Equinox' I felt I might be watching 'Slaughterhose-Five's' Billy Pilgrim, "unstuck in time." The film followed two characters, both played by Matthew Modine. One was a meek soul who was continually being victimized by the rest of the world; the other was his polar opposite , a strong-arming gangster. These two threads finally came together with a third concerning a young woman writing a story suggested by a note found on the body of a homeless woman. Alan Rudolph wrote the script as well as directed. He is to be commended for trying something original here but I found his screenwriting not quite able to deliver his quirky vision satisfactorily. Still, I'd have to give the film a marginal recommendation on a straight yes-or-no vote.

'Equinox' is able to boast of a good cast besides Modine, including Laura Flynn Boyle, Fred Ward, Marisa Tomei, Tate Donovan, Lori Singer, Tyra Ferrell, Gailard Sartain, M. Emmett Walsh and Kevin J. O'Connor. I just felt like the execution was not up to the inspiration.

One esoteric note: the soundtrack prominently features eclectic Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdal.


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