Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose two hundred fifty thousand dollars, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City, and comedy follows.
A fledgling Staten Island journalist witnesses a brutal murder in the neighboring apartment of a French-Canadian model, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.
Brian De Palma
Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own adulterous affair with an old flame, however, causes her to neglect her motherly duties until a spate of local kidnapings forces her to accept the possibility that he may be trying to recreate the twisted mind-control experiments of his discreditied psychologist father.Written by
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A 'Director's Cut' was released in 2016 by Shout Factory. Originally called 'Raising Cain Re-Cut', it is actually a fan-edit by filmmaker Peet Gelderblom. Gelderblom re-edited the film to match a leaked copy of the original script as closely as possible, using footage from the theatrical cut. Director Brian de Palma saw this version of the film and gave it his blessing, saying in an email 'It's what I originally wanted the movie to be.' See more »
I feel that I have to defend this movie a little... I agree that it wasn't a full force De Palma movie but I definitely think it deserves recognition. This movie had both its good and its bad but I felt that the story is the reason I liked it, though not many others seem to agree I guess it's because of the acting job... not horrible mind you but can be a little cheezy at times and makes it seem that the story would be better off on paper than on the big screen. I would also have to agree that John Lithgow is a better comedian than he is a psycho (though it's fun to watch him be both LOL). The movie also had a cool twist that fans of Sixth Sense might like though it wasn't delivered with nearly as much force and was kinda hinted slowly instead. I still say it's a good movie worth checking out for anyone that loves a good psychological thriller though watch it knowing that the story is the best part and not the special effects or anything else.
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