This made-for-television adaptation of Lanford Wilson's play stars the vastly underrated Kevin Bacon as a troubled young man named Alan, who's desperately trying to come to terms with his abusive, hardscrabble upbringing. This touching drama, which is set in California in the late 1950s, also features a stellar performance from Bacon's real-life wife, Kyra Sedgwick; Casey Affleck, in his feature film debut, portrays Jerry, Alan's stepbrother.
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- Jan Egleson
- 1988 Sundance Film Festival®
- Grand Jury Prize: Drama
PG-13Mature thematic elements, drug and sexual content
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; filmmaker interview.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it