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The Turning (1992)

R | | Drama | 2 May 1992 (USA)
A white supremacist returns to his hometown for the first time in years to try and save his parents' relationship.

Director:

L.A. Puopolo

Writers:

L.A. Puopolo (screenplay), Chris Ceraso (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Karen Allen ... Glory Lawson
Raymond J. Barry ... Mark Harnish
Michael Dolan Michael Dolan ... Clifford Harnish
Tess Harper ... Martha Harnish
Gillian Anderson ... April Cavanaugh
Jim Simmons Jim Simmons ... Mayor
Madison Arnold ... Mr. Cavanaugh
Tannis Benedict ... Vivian Sinott
John Newton John Newton ... Mr. Creasy
William B. O'Boyle William B. O'Boyle ... Pete Tarosky (as Bill O'Boyle)
Murphy Larson Murphy Larson ... Rita Smithson
Michael P. Moran Michael P. Moran ... Jim McCutcheon
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Storyline

After 4 years, Clifford Harnish returns to his hometown of Pocahontas, Virginia, hoping to save his family and make for himself the happy childhood he never had. Unfortunately, he has arrived just in time to see his parents' divorce made final. He also gets to watch his mother sink into an alcoholic depression while his father builds a new life with a new woman. Soon Cliff decides to take matters into his own hands, using the methods he learned while traipsing the country with Neo-Nazis. Adapted from the play "Home Fires Burning." Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some terror and language, and for a scene of sexuality. | See all certifications »

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Film debut of Gillian Anderson. See more »

Connections

References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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A Canary's Song
Written by Buddy Mondlock and Garth Brooks
Performed by Buddy Mondlock
Courtesy of EMI April Music, Inc.
On behalf of itself and Sparking Gap Music
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Wow, this movie is really bad.
2 November 1998 | by MazzySee all my reviews

I've seen some "bad" movies in my time, but this one is really rancid. The ever lovely Gillian Anderson is the only even remotely redeeming quality of this film. If, like me, you just must see Gillian in a role other than Scully, have your remote handy and be prepared to fast forward through most of this horrible movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Fires Burning See more »

Filming Locations:

Pocahontas, Virginia, USA

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Color (Technicolor)
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