7.2/10
2,326
18 user 6 critic

The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

R | | Drama | 17 November 1993 (USA)
A homeless schizophrenic seeks the help of a streetwise combat veteran as they attempt to overcome cruel life on the streets.

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writer:

Lyle Kessler
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Jerry
Matt Dillon ... Matthew
Rick Aviles ... Rosario
Nina Siemaszko ... Tamsen
Ving Rhames ... Little Leroy
Joe Seneca ... Spits
Harry Ellington Harry Ellington ... Arthur
Ralph Hughes ... Jason
Bahni Turpin ... Gloria
Robert Beatty Robert Beatty ... Ex-Pharmacist (as Robert Beatty Jr.)
Reuben Schafer Reuben Schafer ... Greek Man (as Reuben Schaefer)
Louis Williams Louis Williams ... Ennis
Adam Trese ... John
Kevin Corrigan ... Peter
Brian Tarantina ... Fred
Edit

Storyline

Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of the Fort Washington Shelter for Men. He reaches out to Jerry, a streetwise combat veteran, who takes Matthew under his wing as a son. The relationship between these two men grows as they attempt to conquer the numbing isolation of homelessness. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Matt Dillon studied schizophrenia for two months to get into character. See more »

Goofs

Two different people said that Fort Washington Armory was in two different parts of the city. The guard at the family shelter told Matthew, "You're in the wrong place. You got to go downtown to Fort Washington." Later in the movie, at Fort Washington, Little Leroy said to Matthew, "We here at Washington Heights (where Ft. Wash. Armory is located). That's in the northern tip of the island of Manhattan, ..." Downtown is southern Manhattan. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Thank you kindly.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

METAL DISTRACTION #35
Composed by Larry Seymour
Courtesy of C'mo Music (ASCAP)
See more »

User Reviews

So realistic it's scary!
2 June 2004 | by giatimeSee all my reviews

As a former NYPD officer I can tell you this film is so realistic it's scary. the terrifying homeless shelters of NY are one step above Dante's Inferno. Potters field on Hart's island is also portrayed exactly as it is.

This Matt Dillon is some kind of actor. How do actors like this get passed over while morons like Sandler and Stiller are so highly praised? This world is just a little upside down. I have a feeling we wont be seeing many more movies like the saint of fort washington now that shrek 2 has busted all previous box office records. Like I said this world is just a little upside down! Danny Glover is also great in his role. So sad that we can spend 200 billion in Iraq and not provide proper facilities for our own mentally disturbed people.


42 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hajléktalanok szentje See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,409, 21 November 1993

Gross USA:

$134,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,454
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed