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At Close Range

Release Date:April 1, 1986
Running time:111 minutes
Cast:Sean Penn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Millie Perkins
Director:James Foley
Producer:Don Guest, Elliott Lewitt
Writer:Nicholas Kazan
Distributor:Orion Pictures Corporation

Description: Amazingly, At Close Range was based on a true story. Bored teenager Sean Penn meets his prodigal father (Christopher Walken) for the first time in years. Though Penn is vaguely aware that his father is a criminal, he is nonetheless impressed by his dad's high life style and creature comforts. But Walken's veneer of charm is fragile indeed, and it becomes clear that he is willing to kill anyone--even his family--if they get in his way. When Walken rapes Penn's girl friend (Mary Stuart Masterson) to keep the boy from cooperating with the DA, it is only a warm-up for the horrors to come. The screenplay for At Close Range was written by Nicholas Kazan, the son of prominent film director Elia Kazan.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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