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A pair of brothers dodge the law while trying to locate their long-lost father in this third feature from independent New York filmmaker Hal Hartley. Robert John Burke stars as Bill McCabe, a failed computer thief who's just been doublecrossed by his girlfriend and partner. Vowing revenge on the next beautiful blonde he encounters, Bill meets up with his younger brother Dennis (William Sage), a philosophy student concerned about their father William (John A. MacKay). It seems the McCabe paterfamilias was a former major league shortstop who became an anarchist bomber in the 1960s, nearly blowing up the Pentagon. On the run for twenty-three years, William was recently caught by the FBI but escaped again. Based on information from their mother, the McCabes travel to Long Island, where William may be hiding. Along the way, the brothers meet the epileptic Elina (Elina Lowensohn) and her friend Kate (Karen Sillas), a beautiful blonde with whom Bill is instantly smitten. While Dennis figures out that Elina is somehow connected to William, Bill contends with Kate's ex-con husband Jack (Joe Stevens) and Jack's best friend Martin (Martin Donovan), both of whom are also in love with her. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:October 14, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Karen Sillas Best Supporting Actress 1992 Nominee

Cast

Robert John Burke
as Bill McCabe
Bill Sage
as Dennis McCabe
Karen Sillas
as Kate
Elina Löwensohn
as Elina
Mark Chandler Bailey
as Mike
Martin Donovan
as Martin
John A. MacKay
as Dad-William McCabe, Sr.
Chris Cooke
as Vic
Jeffrey Howard
as Ned Rifle
Richard Reyes
as Security Guard
James Prince
as Frank
Damian Young
as Sheriff
Ed Geldart
as Cop at Desk
Alissa Alban
as Waitress
Matt Malloy
as Boyish Cop
Holly Marie Combs
as Kim
Jo Perkins
as Nurse Otto
Margaret Bowman
as Nurse Louise
Marietta Marich
as Mom (Meg)
Bethany Wright
as Mary
Vivian Lanko
as Nun

Crew

Hal Hartley
Director
Hal Hartley
Producer
Jerome Brownstein
Producer
Ted Hope
Producer
Bruce Weiss
Producer
Hal Hartley
Screenwriter
Michael Spiller
Cinematographer
Hal Hartley
Editor
Steve Hamilton
Editor
Therese DePrez
Art Director
Alexandra Welker
Costume Designer
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