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Flesh and Bone (1993)

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Around thirty years after Arlis witnessed his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby, who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each ... See full summary »

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Steve Kloves

Writer:

Steve Kloves
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia McNeal Julia McNeal ... Sarah Willets (as Julia Mueller)
Ron Kuhlman ... Clem Willets
Jerry Swindall Jerry Swindall ... Young Arlis
Ryan Bohls Ryan Bohls ... Scotty Willets
James Caan ... Roy Sweeney
Dennis Quaid ... Arlis Sweeney
Ez Perez Ez Perez ... Boy in Suit
Craig Erickson Craig Erickson ... Tiny Ted
Barbara Alyn Woods ... Cindy
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Ginnie
Joe Berryman ... Plump Man
Meg Ryan ... Kay Davies
Scott Wilson ... Elliot
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Woody
Gerardo Johnson Gerardo Johnson ... Juan
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Storyline

Around thirty years after Arlis witnessed his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby, who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil is patient

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Força de um Passado See more »

Filming Locations:

Stanton, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,488,998
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Runtime:

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Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The DVD sleeve notes state that this picture was the "first major feature film" of Gwyneth Paltrow. See more »

Goofs

When Arlis is a boy, the star tattoo is on the right side of his forehead. As an adult when Arlis pulls back his hair in a hotel room, the tattoo has moved to the left side of his forehead. See more »

Quotes

Waitress: Unless that little pastry inside comes with a bicycle pump and two sisters, there ain't gonna be a farm animal safe for three counties tonight.
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Featured in Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan (1993) See more »

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Lilita
Written by Bill Bernstein
Performed by Desert Star Boys
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It ain't my face the boys want to see.
27 May 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This is not a film where everything appears obvious. It is dark and complicated. It is about how the past haunts you and affects your life in the present. It is the stuff that Freud would have fun dealing with.

The stars in this film give performances that are among the best in their careers.

Dennis Quaid (Frequency, Far From Heaven) is clearly the lead in this picture as the son of a soulless murderer and thief (James Caan). He carries the devil with him through his life and it affects his relationships with women. He runs into an abused housewife (Meg Ryan, in a non-romantic role), and they travel the back-roads of Texas together. Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakesphere in Love) is a thief that plays Caan's companion, even if he is old enough to be her grandfather.

This is written and directed by the Oscar nominated (Wonder Boys) writer of all of the Harry Potter movies, Steve Kloves. He does a fabulous job.

Definitely a movie to watch when you get a chance.


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