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Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)

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Two young men (Jon Cryer, Rick Stear) who have been friends since early childhood decide to go on a trip to find a third friend (Rafael Baez) who has long since disappeared. Stories they ... See full summary »

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Richard Schenkman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Daniel
Rick Stear Rick Stear ... Stan
Rafael Báez Rafael Báez ... Richie
Ione Skye ... Gabby
Frank Whaley ... Skee-Ball Weasel
Peter Gerety ... Maurice
Akili Prince Akili Prince ... Julie
Aesha Waks ... Cindy Goldclang
Dominic Chianese ... Mickey (The Photographer)
Susan Foster Susan Foster ... Jennifer
Christina Hernandez Christina Hernandez ... Alegra, Richie's sister
William Wise William Wise ... Sexy Larry (The Store Owner)
Patricia Mauceri ... Mrs. Muñoz
Leslie Hendrix ... The Bearded Lady
Jesse Lenat ... Jojo
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Two young men (Jon Cryer, Rick Stear) who have been friends since early childhood decide to go on a trip to find a third friend (Rafael Baez) who has long since disappeared. Stories they have heard indicate that the friend has been seen in an apparently rambling, incoherent state at Coney Island. Their trip leads them to a number of adventures involving the otherworld-like life at the Park and revelations related to their own pasts including the death of one's sister, a failed past relationship, financial failings, and alcoholism. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,917, 10 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,970, 8 October 2000
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Evenmore Entertainment See more »
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Color
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A must see...pray they get distribution.
12 October 1998 | by erica-7See all my reviews

A movie with totally entertaining dialogue... conversations that leave you wondering if people really do talk to each other that way. Coney Island is a rarity in that it offers a peephole into the world of male friendships as well as a great reprieve from the sinking ships and apocalyptic explosions that litter the screens these days.


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