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Safe Passage (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama | 6 January 1995 (USA)
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A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal pain and a troubled marriage fade into the background as news comes that one of her sons ... See full summary »

Writers:

Ellyn Bache (novel), Deena Goldstone (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Mag
Nick Stahl ... Simon
Sam Shepard ... Patrick
Marcia Gay Harden ... Cynthia
Robert Sean Leonard ... Alfred
Sean Astin ... Izzy
Patricia Reeves Patricia Reeves ... Mrs. Silverman
Joe Lisi ... Dog Owner
Matt Keeslar ... Percival
Marvin Scott ... Newsperson #1
Bill Boggs ... Newsperson #2
Christopher Wynkoop ... Evangelist
Kathryn Kinley Kathryn Kinley ... Newsperson #3
Philip Arthur Ross Philip Arthur Ross ... Merle Singer
Steven Robert Ross Steven Robert Ross ... Darren Singer
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A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal pain and a troubled marriage fade into the background as news comes that one of her sons might have died in an accident. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Life's best journeys take you home

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of marijuana use and limited vulgar language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tensa espera See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,607,319
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New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Dorff was originally cast as Alfred Singer. See more »

Goofs

When the first news people chase Susan Sarandon's character to her car the camera's battery falls off. With a nod to continuity it stays off in the following shots of the scene. Factually though this would render the camera useless. The camera wouldn't work and since the viewfinder is electronic it would be dead, or blank. Even in the extremely unlikely event the cameraman didn't notice the weight and balance change of the battery having fallen off the camera's shutting off and being dead would have been noticed by the cameraman. See more »

Quotes

Mag Singer: Patrick, for 25 years you have been dunking your tea bag exactly 7 times and throwing it in the sink. Who do you think throws that tea bag in the garbage?
Patrick Singer: Where's the garbage?
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Wayward melodrama, but Sarandon is always worth a look...
10 April 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

From Ellyn Bache's novel about the feisty mother of seven boys, most of whom are now grown and out of the house, still worrying after them, concerned over their health and safety, which eventually puts a strain on her sanity. Extremely odd piece is not an attractive vehicle for Susan Sarandon, although she's as interesting as ever. Film takes place over a couple days' time, while Sarandon and her eccentric brood await the news of her soldier-son, but the picture has no particular viewpoint, it's just a melodramatic passel of scenes. Susan is its one distinguishing factor: giving another in her repertoire of aggressive-yet-vulnerable characters, she's reason enough to take a look but you probably won't remember the flick a day or so later. *1/2 from ****


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