Sean Penn plays his son whom Walken had essentially abandoned but then comes back into his life. When his father shows up in a flashy car with a pocket full of hundred dollar bills, Brad Jr. Christopher Walken , who draws his sons into his life of crime. Smith Distributed by Release date s April 18, 1986 U. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. The screenplay for At Close Range was written by Nicholas Kazan, the son of prominent film director Elia Kazan. The kid would like a taste of his father's life.
Synopsis: Based on the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr. I had to wait until it was released later that year on home video before I saw it. Oddly enough this movie was filmed in Tennessee. One night, his estranged oldest son, Brad, Jr. Other filming locations were in , at the town square and at.
He decides to follow in his old man's footsteps but finds that the life of a criminal begins to have drawbacks. Once in a while, his father, Brad Sr. After his release, Brad Sr. Advertisement The movie stars , probably the best of the younger actors, as Bradford Whitewood Jr. Christopher Walken is the leader of an organized crime family consisting of his brothers and close friends. At , the film has an approval rating of 87% based on 23 reviews, with an average score of 7. Sean Penn and Christopher Walken - say no more.
Penn does a fine job playing the small town, rural punk who has no ambition in life other than to drink beer, not work and raise hell. Penn and Walken are spectacular as estranged father and son. Cast Actor Role Brad Whitewood, Jr Brad Whitewood, Sr. The acting and directing were first rate and the fact that this was based on a true story made it even more interesting. For a couple of reasons, perhaps. The film purports to be based on true events. Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload.
Shots of the movie also appeared in the music video for the song. The members of Brad Jr's gang are subpoenaed, and Brad Sr. The boys get excited at the idea of easy money and decide one night to attempt a daring heist, which results in their arrest by the police. Penn soon learns that his father is extremely dangerous and a bit unstable, but he's still fascinated by his wealth and power. Their father believes that his sons and their friends will inform the police about his criminal activities, so he rapes Brad's girlfriend, Terry Mary Stuart Masterson , as a warning to his eldest son.
Their father believes that his sons and their friends will inform the police about his criminal activities, so he rapes Brad's girlfriend, Terry , as a warning to his eldest son. The way that the two sides of the story grow together creates a tragedy that reminds me of myth, of the ancient stories of children betrayed by their parents. The last time I saw this was when it came out, when I was in high school. The film is directed by. When the father's name is given to the grand jury by his own son, Brad, Sr. Giving this three stars because Walken and Penn are pretty good, and I forgot that Crispin Glover is in it. The song was originally written for use in the movie but after the film studio rejected the song, Madonna decided to use the song in her then-husband's movie At Close Range.
Christopher Walken , who draws his sons into his life of crime. Watching this excellent cast when they were 30 years younger was fascinating. She composed the lyrics and presented a demo cassette to director , and suggested Leonard compose the film's soundtrack. This is most definitely one of the better and more underrated films of the eighties. Eventually, he becomes involved with his father's criminal endeavors, resulting in starting his own gang with his brother, Tommy , and friends. The attack results in the opposite effect as Brad, Jr.
Production The story was based on the actual crimes of , in ,. At Close Range is an American documentary that tells the story of Joel Sartore, a photographer who balances raising a family of three children while traveling around the world as a nature photographer for National Geographic. The film is directed by. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. Advertisement Because this film is violent and cruel and very sad, why would you want to see it? Often he spends weeks living in deplorable conditions trying to capture the perfect picture.
Sean Penn and Tommy Chris Penn are the sons of organized crime leader Brad Sr. Things get out of hand and out of control as Brad Sr. Mary Stuart Masterson is great too. Another might be to witness some of the dynamics of a criminal society, some of the forces that push criminals further than they intend to go. One might be to watch two great actors, Penn and Walken, at the top of their forms in roles that give them a lot to work with.