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Five Corners (1987)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | May 1988 (UK)
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A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

Director:

Tony Bill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Foster ... Linda
Tim Robbins ... Harry
Todd Graff ... Jamie
John Turturro ... Heinz
Michael R. Howard Michael R. Howard ... Murray
Pierre Epstein Pierre Epstein ... George
Jery Hewitt Jery Hewitt ... Mr. Glascow
Rodney Harvey ... Castro
Daniel Jenkins ... Willie
Elizabeth Berridge ... Melanie
Cathryn de Prume ... Brita
Carl Capotorto ... Sal
Jose Soto Jr. Jose Soto Jr. ... Boy in Pet Store
Kathleen Chalfant ... Mrs. Fitzgerald
John Seitz John Seitz ... Sullivan
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Storyline

A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

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Taglines:

Friends last forever. Goodness is its own reward. ...And there ain't no Indians in the Bronx. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Handmade Films Website

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Corners See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,602, 24 January 1988

Gross USA:

$969,205

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$969,205
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The theme music was "In My Life" as performed by The Beatles. One of the producers of this project was George Harrison. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1964, when Linda talks on her home phone with Heinz, the phone handset is clearly seen to have a modular plug connection to its cord. The now-popular modular plugs were not introduced until much later in the 70's. See more »

Quotes

Harry: And when I was sittin' home with my mother, watchin' the news about it on TV, the next thing they showed after that was Dr. Martin Luther King speaking. He was talking about the power of love in the face of senseless cruelty and violence. And I heard him, Mr. Kemp. I guess something had knocked the wax outta my ears. ' Cause I heard him loud and clear.
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Crazy Credits

Nearly at the end of the credits there is the following paragraph: 'Many thanks to the Penguins in this film. They were treated most respectfully and no harm ever came to them in their work.' See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1991 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Life
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
(C) 1965 Northern Songs - used by permission
Performed by The Beatles
(P) 1965 original sound recording made by EMI Records Inc.
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Unique in style and Subject Matter
25 January 2004 | by luludavisSee all my reviews

Five Corners is a socially relevant film with a unique visual style

and a sense of humor. the cast is superb. Robbins, Foster and

Turturro give hints as to what they would go on to accomplish as

their careers grew. Todd Graff is also awesome but seems to be

having better luck as a screenwriter and producer. The two

females who play the glue sniffers are hilarious in roles that could

have easily be unsympathetic. The two mothers (Chalfant and

Gregorios) carry their weight in smaller but no less significant

roles. The two cops are straight out of the old crime dramas of the

1940's and 50's. There is also a good sense of 'place' in the film. I

got a genuine feel for the neighborhood where these characters

dwelt. I have also had the pleasure of being directed by Tony Bill in

a made for T.V. movie, A Chance of Snow. He's a professional. I

wish that he'd do more along the lines of Five Corners.


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