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Five Corners Details

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Quirky comedy, intense drama, and warm nostalgia are all combined in this eccentric look at one night in 1964 amongst the residents of the Five Corners neighborhood of the Bronx. The bulk of the film concerns Linda (Jodie Foster), a young woman who finds herself stalked by a disturbed rapist fresh out of prison. Needing protection, she turns to her formerly tough ex-boyfriend, only to discover that a recent political awakening has transformed him into a pacifist. The tension of Linda's situation is leavened by the film's attention to its bizarre subplots, which include a stolen penguin, partying teenagers who encounter trouble with an elevator, and a pair of detectives investigating a series of mysterious bow-and-arrow attacks. The script by John Patrick Shanley, who won the 1987 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Jodie Foster, manages to (for the most part) bring these seemingly unrelated stories together into a fairly logical conclusion. Even though numerous critics felt that Five Corners' mixture of widely disparate tones was not completely successful, the end result is a surprisingly charming and unique tribute to a time and a place. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:January 22, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Jodie Foster Best Actress 1988 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards John Turturro Best Supporting Actor 1988 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards John Patrick Shanley Best Screenplay 1988 Nominee

Cast

Jodie Foster
as Linda
Tim Robbins
as Harry Fitzgerald
Todd Graff
as James
John Turturro
as Heinz Sabantino
Elizabeth Berridge
as Melanie
Rose Gregorio
as Mrs. Sabantino
John Seitz
as Sullivan
Kathleen Chalfant
as Mrs. Fitzgerald
Ray Aranha
as Arthur
Michael Mantell
Pierre Epstein
as George
Mike Nussbaum
Eriq La Salle
as Samuel Kemp
Daniel Jenkins
as Willie
Jerome Collamore
as Old Man in Bar
Mike Lisenco
as Policeman
Campbell Scott
as Policeman
Rodney Harvey
as Castro
David Brisbin
as Plainclothes Man
Anthony Powers
as Cop
Richard Thomsen
as Policeman
Mike Starr
as Bartender
Dann Florek
as Policeman
James Ryan
as Policeman
Alex Kramarevsky
as Policeman
Carl Caportoto
as Sal
Regis Mullavey
as Policeman
Jack McGee
as Desk Sergeant
Robert Lempert
as Neighborhood Person
Thomas Kudlek
as Policeman
Frances Foster
as Waitress
Marya Small
as Woman in Deli
Victor Slezak
as Policeman
Frank Patton
as Policeman
Richard Thomson
as Cop
Joel Segal
as Policeman
Jerry Hewitt
as Mr. Glascow
Keith Reddin
as Neighborhood Person
Bill Cobbs
as Man in Coffee Shop
Kit Le Fever
as Esther
Cathryn de Prume
as Brita
Pepe Douglas
as Policeman

Crew

Tony Bill
Director
John Patrick Shanley
Screenwriter
Fred Murphy
Cinematographer
John Lennon
Featured Music
Richard Thomas
Songwriter
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Spencer
Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Songwriter
Robbie Robertson
Songwriter
Paul McCartney
Songwriter
Cathy Glover
Songwriter
Andy Blumenthal
Editor
Adrianne Lobel
Production Designer
Forrest Murray
Co-producer
Tony Bill
Co-producer
John Patrick Shanley
Associate Producer
Michael McDonnell
Associate Producer
Denis O'Brien
Executive Producer
George Harrison
Executive Producer
Linda Ekstrand
Set Designer
Peggy Farrell
Costume Designer
Bill Harrison
Special Effects
Joel Segal
First Assistant Director
Billy Anagnos
Stunts
Don Hewitt, Sr.
Stunts
Gary Tacon
Stunts
Jery Hewitt
Stunts
Douglas Aibel
Casting
Bill Daly
Sound Mixer
Leslie Fuller
Makeup
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