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This directorial effort from Phil Joanou stars Sean Penn as an Irish-American undercover cop working the Hell's Kitchen beat. Penn is ostensibly on a sentimental journey to his old neighborhood. Actually he's been assigned to infiltrate a criminal gang led by Ed Harris, the brother of Sean's best friend Gary Oldman. Penn suffers the requisite honor vs. duty anguish when he renews his childhood romance with Harris' sister Robin Wright. State of Grace would have had more clout had it been more clear as to time and place: it's supposedly set in the 1990s, but the attitudes and behavior are pure 1970s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 14, 1990


Sean Penn
as Terry Noonan
Ed Harris
as Frankie Flannery
Gary Oldman
as Jackie Flannery
Robin Wright
as Kathleen Flannery
John Turturro
as Nick
Burgess Meredith
as Finn
John C. Reilly
as Stevie
R.D. Call
as Nicholson
Joe Viterelli
as Borelli
Deirdre O'Connell
as Irene
John Ottavino
as Raferty's Son
Paul-Felix Montez
as Pool Hall Manager
Saasha Costello
as Frankie's Child
Thomas G. Waites
as Frankie's Man
Frank Coletta
as Bartender
Lou Eppolito
as Borelli's Man
John A. MacKay
as Raferty
Sandra Beall
as Stevie's Date
Catherine Stewart
as Frankie's Child
Marco St. John
as Cavello
James Russo
Vincent Guastaferro
as Borelli's Man
Michael Cunningham
as Frankie's Man
Michael Cumpsty
as Frankie's Man
Mo Gaffney
as Maureen
Jaime Tirelli
as Alvarez
B. Fine
as Hotel Doorman
Frank Girardeau
as Bartender
Daniel O'Shea
as Frankie's Man
Michael P. Moran
as Bartender
John Roselius
as Frankie's Man
Tim Gallin
as Bar Customer
Thomas F. Duffy
as Frankie's Man
Freddi Chandler
as Waitress
Jack Wallace
as Matty's Bartender


Phil Joanou
Michael Hausman
David Rabe
Dennis McIntyre
Jordan S. Cronenweth
Hy Heath
Featured Music
The Rolling Stones
Featured Music
Lyle Lovett
Featured Music
Ennio Morricone
Composer (Music Score)
Ennio Morricone
Musical Direction/Supervision
Shane MacGowan
Featured Music
Claire Simpson
Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Production Designer
Doug Kraner
Production Designer
Tim Galvin
Art Director
Shawn Hausman
Art Director
Ron Rotholz
Ned Dowd
Randy Ostrow
Aude Bronson-Howard
Costume Designer
William Traynor
Special Effects
Albert Griswold
Special Effects
Jery Hewitt
Bonnie Timmermann
Elizabeth Shelton
Assistant Costume Designer
Robert Laden