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Flesh and Bone (1993)

Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, ... See full summary »

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Julia McNeal ...
Sarah Willets (as Julia Mueller)
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Clem Willets
Jerry Swindall ...
Young Arlis
Ryan Bohls ...
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Ez Perez ...
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Elliot
James N. Harrell ...
Woody
Gerardo Johnson ...
Juan
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Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened. Written by Rob Hartill

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Evil is patient

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and a scene of intense violence | See all certifications »

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5 November 1993 (USA)  »

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A Força de um Passado  »

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$9,488,998 (USA)
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Second and final of just two features films [to date, September 2013] directed by Steve Kloves. The first had been about four years earlier with 1989's The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). Both pictures had titles that only contained words (other than articles) which began with the letters 'B' and 'F'. See more »

Goofs

When Roy is shot in the heart at the end of the film, a small circle of blood forms around the bullet hole in his shirt. Later, when the body is shown again, the blood stain hasn't expanded in size. A real shot to the heart would have caused massive bleeding in a very short time, resulting in a greatly enlarged blood stain. See more »

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Kay: I figure the bed's one of those vibratin' numbers, so that explains all the quarters. Nobody could possibly fancy pretzel twists that much so I reckon you won some kinda weird contest. As for the condoms, well, either you got a yen for cheerleadin' squads or we had the night of all nights, whatever, there's an explanation. As for the blue chicken, I need a little help with that one.
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Featured in Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan (1993) See more »

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Papa Come Quick (Jody & Chico)
Written by Billy Vera, Rick Hirsch & Chip Taylor
Performed by Gwyneth Paltrow
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It ain't my face the boys want to see.
27 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a film where everything appears obvious. It is dark and complicated. It is about how the past haunts you and affects your life in the present. It is the stuff that Freud would have fun dealing with.

The stars in this film give performances that are among the best in their careers.

Dennis Quaid (Frequency, Far From Heaven) is clearly the lead in this picture as the son of a soulless murderer and thief (James Caan). He carries the devil with him through his life and it affects his relationships with women. He runs into an abused housewife (Meg Ryan, in a non-romantic role), and they travel the back-roads of Texas together. Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakesphere in Love) is a thief that plays Caan's companion, even if he is old enough to be her grandfather.

This is written and directed by the Oscar nominated (Wonder Boys) writer of all of the Harry Potter movies, Steve Kloves. He does a fabulous job.

Definitely a movie to watch when you get a chance.


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