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Time Out says

After young Penn is thrown out by his stepfather, he encounters his real father (Walken), who impresses the lad with his life as a successful outlaw in the Pennsylvania backwoods. He trains up the boy in stealing anything that moves, and life seems very jolly and fulfilled in a hillbilly sort of way. Then Walken is slowly revealed to the boy's eyes as a murderer and rapist; and when the boy and his friends decide to blow the whistle, the guns are turned inwards on the family. Foley has opted for a mixture of documentary 'realism' and set pieces which have clearly escaped from over-lit pop promos. Mingle this with Penn and Walken going heavily over the top in usual Method fashion, and the brew is less than intoxicating. CPea.
Written by CPea

Release Details

  • Duration:115 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:James Foley
  • Screenwriter:Nicholas Kazan
  • Cast:
    • Sean Penn
    • Christopher Walken
    • Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Millie Perkins
    • Eileen Ryan
    • Chris Penn
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