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A ludicrously overblown soap opera set in Italian Brooklyn which races from childhood anorexia to adolescent sexual trauma via wife-battering. Gere, as the pretty school-leaver who wants to be a social worker but comes up against his father's hard-hat ambitions, is fine, but his sensitive performance is simply mangled by the movie's muddled glorification of the macho ethos. Mulligan recut the film to 98 minutes for

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Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Mulligan
Screenwriter: Walter Newman
Cast: Paul Sorvino
Tony Lo Bianco
Richard Gere
Lelia Goldoni
Yvonne Wilder
Kenneth McMillan
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