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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

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
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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 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
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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>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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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

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$57,115
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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.
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Soundtracks

JAMES CONNOLLY
Performed by Black 47
Music & Lyrics by Larry Kirwan
Courtesy of Starry Plough Music (BMI)
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as another user said, miss this and you're missing a real gem.
5 September 2000 | by moggy-4See all my reviews

just watched this again, and again found it moving, real, touching, sad, funny, and so many more of the emotions that make up real life; in this case, the lives of 2 homeless men. Danny Glover is perfect, as usual, and Matt Diillon *is* his character;now realize what an excellent actor he is.Couldn't stop watching, even though I knew it had no fairy tale ending. After you see this- and don't miss it- you will never again see a homeless person without seeing him/her as a *person* , not just a faceless ""problem".


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