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Reach the Rock (1998)

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Two school kids, who are best friends, are drinking on the side of a river. One friend bets the other that he can't swim across the river and "Reach The Rock". The friend takes the bet and ... See full summary »

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Bill Ryan (as William Ryan)

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Sadler ... Quinn
Alessandro Nivola ... Robin
Bruce Norris Bruce Norris ... Ernie
Karen Sillas ... Donna
Brooke Langton ... Lise
Richard Hamilton Richard Hamilton ... Ed
Norman Reedus ... Danny
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Two school kids, who are best friends, are drinking on the side of a river. One friend bets the other that he can't swim across the river and "Reach The Rock". The friend takes the bet and drowns halfway towards the rock. The entire town blames the the kid for his friends death, he runs away, never to be seen again. He eventually comes back to his home town of Shermerville and goes crazy, and starts to trash the town (for example, breaking store-front windows, stealing a police car). He also meets up with his old high school girlfriend. The majority of the movie takes place in one night. Written by Darryl Wisner

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem rabja See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,317, 18 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,960, 25 October 1998
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Gramercy Pictures (I) See more »
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DTS

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Color
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In a Thimble
Written and Performed by Tortoise
Recorded by John McEntire
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Lite fifties stuff.
18 March 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The beginning recalls Nicholas Ray's "rebel without a cause"(1955) .What follows is very static and is not unlike a filmed stage production:with its hints at the past and its somewhat tortured characters ,it reminds me of very lite Tennessee Williams or Arthur Miller.Never really funny ,and never really absorbing,in spite of good actors.The brunette character is eminently questionable :it's not the return of Natalie Wood in the movie I mention above.It seems that after a bout of rebellion against daddy ,she returned to his-father-who-owns-the -whole-town apparently without tears.

Does not reach anything.


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