|Cast: Gene Hackman,
R. Lee Ermey,
Pruitt Taylor Vince,
Director(s): Alan Parker
Genre: Social Drama
Great tense drama. Hackman and Dafoe - how can you go wrong? Good supporting work from Frances McDormand and Michael Rooker too. I've seen it a few times and it doesn't get tired. Love the barbershop scene with Hackman unprofessionally interrogating the guy in the barber's chair with a straight razor. Also, the first scene when the three civil rights workers get killed in their car stuck in my mind for quite a while. Hackman and McDormand were both nominated for their roles, but lost to Dustin Hoffman and Geena Davis(!) respectively.
I loved the sountrack also.
LOVED it when I first saw it; rewatched it a couple of years ago and frankly found it dull.
However, my star rating is based on my original viewing.
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