A young woman (Jodie Foster) fights for her life when the man who raped her is released from prison in this star-studded 1987 classic drama.
Produced by George Harrison’s HandMade Films… From Academy Award Winning director Tony Bill (The Sting) and Academy Award Winning writer John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck) scored by 8-Time Academy Award nominated composer James Newton Howard (King Kong, The Dark Knight, The Hunger Games).
The film is set in 1964 in an East Bronx neighborhood called Five Corners, where a group of lower-middle-class young people are trying to deal with changing times. The film starts out as an affectionate look back at the Bronx neighborhood and then about halfway through takes a darker turn into urban violence. The incident that catalyzes the film’s action is the return of Heinz, a psychotic bully who’s been in prison for his attempted rape of Linda. Heinz carries a scar inflicted by Harry smashing during the rape attempt.
“[The] script makes much of the social climate of the times, in particular of the influence of leaders like Martin Luther King Jr.” — Hal Hinson, Washington Post
Five Corners features an all-star cast that includes Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Tim Robbins (Mystic River), John Turturo (Barton Fink) and Todd Graf (The Abyss), the film was nominated for Best Feature at The Chicago International Film Fest. In addition, Foster won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and Turturo was Nominated for Best Male Lead.
Trivia: Five Corners was released domestically in limited theatres on January 22, 1987. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was a financial success as well; grossing $5.5 million against a budget of $969,205.
Drama / 1987 / Color / A film by Tony Bill
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