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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 »

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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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Storyline

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 »

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Neatness of the face paints on Percival. See more »

Quotes

Simon Singer: [shouts] Mom! Mother! Why did you turn off my alarm? Why didn't you wake me up?
Mag Singer: I was already up so...
Simon Singer: My route, how did you know what houses to go to?
Mag Singer: It was fine, I just needed something to do.
Simon Singer: What about me? I needed something to do.
Mag Singer: Go clean the garage that's something to do.
Simon Singer: No! I don't want to do that.
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A complex and layered drama
1 October 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a mother of seven sons, who had a premonition dream about something bad will happen to one of her sons. As their family learns about the tragedy, they come together and learn to love each other again.

"Safe Passage" is a drama about real people, real family and real life situations. The characters are down to earth and authentic. they could our next door neighbours or even ourselves. Hence, I find myself connecting with the characters and the story of "Safe Passage".

Susan Sarandon is superb as a stressed out mother. She acts her character's emotions well, be it love, stress, anxiety, guilt or anger. I like the flashbacks and the home videos, as they provide further insight into how the past shaped the character's personality. "Safe Passage" is an engaging drama.


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