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Clean, Shaven (1993)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 21 April 1995 (USA)
After a man suffering from schizophrenia is released from a mental institution, he attempts to get his daughter back from her adoptive family.

Director:

Lodge Kerrigan (as Lodge H. Kerrigan)

Writer:

Lodge Kerrigan (as Lodge H. Kerrigan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Greene ... Peter Winter
Alice Levitt Alice Levitt ... Girl with Ball
Megan Owen Megan Owen ... Mrs. Winter
Jennifer MacDonald Jennifer MacDonald ... Nicole
Molly Castelloe Molly Castelloe ... Melinda Frayne
Jill Chamberlain Jill Chamberlain ... Teenager at Motel
Agathe Leclerc Agathe Leclerc ... Murdered Girl
Robert Albert Robert Albert ... Jack McNally
Roget Joly Roget Joly ... Police Photographer
René Beaudin René Beaudin ... Boy on Bicycle
J. Dixon Byrne ... Dr. Michaels
Eliot Rockett Eliot Rockett ... Man on Ladder / Man in Jeep
Angela Vibert Angela Vibert ... Girl in Rain
Karen MacDonald ... Girl in Rain
Lee Kayman Lee Kayman ... Bartender
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Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In a brief moment of congruence, he shatters his image reflected in a window, perhaps to more properly align it with his fragmented psyche. During his quest, he runs afoul of the law and an ongoing murder investigation. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glatt rasiert See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$68,000 (estimated)
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DSM III, Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #354. See more »

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Murdered girl's corpse visible breathing. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Winter: Is my mother really dead?
Peter Winter: Yes.
Nicole Winter: What was she like?
Peter Winter: [close to tears] She was... She wasn't like anyone else. She was different. Really different. There's a lot of people out there who - who want to hurt you. And wherever, wherever, wherever you are. And she was good.
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5 August 2004 | by ssaffellSee all my reviews

Forget "A Beautiful Mind". This film has a true and simple soul. "Clean, Shaven" is a powerful and insightful look into the world of the paranoid. That it is a low budget "indie" only adds to it's effect. Hollyweird has lost it's ability to produce quality films like this one. It is an "Ox Bow Incident" for the schizophrenics of the world. From the sound effects to Peter Greene's seamless performance, this film never ceases to amaze me. That people stop watching after the first five minutes only proves the point the film is trying to make. He acts "weird" so he must be a deranged killer or a predatory pedophile. It's an indictment of the ever present "Burn them at the stake" mentality. Two thumbs up ...


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