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Orphans (1987)

The two brothers Treat and Philip lived alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a loft house and live on little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father.

Director:

Alan J. Pakula

Writers:

Lyle Kessler (play), Lyle Kessler (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Albert Finney ... Harold
Matthew Modine ... Treat
Kevin Anderson ... Phillip
John Kellogg ... Barney
Anthony Heald ... Man in Park
Novella Nelson ... Mattie
Elizabeth Parrish Elizabeth Parrish ... Rich Woman
B. Constance Barry B. Constance Barry ... Lady in Crosswalk
Frank Ferrara ... Cab Driver
Clifford Fearl Clifford Fearl ... Doorman
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The two brothers Treat and Philip lived alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a loft house and live on little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kellerkinder - Orphans See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,588, 20 September 1987

Gross USA:

$252,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$252,430
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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(1990, Movieline) Alan J. Pakula remarked on his casting of Matthew Modine that, at first, "there was 1 in 20 chances of his getting the role," largely because Modine had shown only the more innocent side of his range so far on screen. But, "when Modine came in to discuss the film, he had a shaved head and was very tall, so he looked intimidating, and he made me laugh a lot. I saw colors that were not in the other roles he'd done." See more »


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IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE
Written by Irving Caesar, Samuel Lerner and Gerald Marks
(c) 1936 Irving Caesar Music Corp.
(Administered by WB Music Corp.)
Copyright Renewed / All Rights Reserved
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Top 10 of all time
16 February 2003 | by livatnightSee all my reviews

First I read the play then I saw the movie, I was equally impressed with the both of them. The performances are wonderful and the setting was just as I imagined. One of the top 10 dramas of all time. I suggest you buy this one. Listen to the dialog, it is very very funny.


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