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Encyclopedia > At Close Range
At Close Range

At Close Range DVD cover
Directed by James Foley
Produced by
Written by Elliott Lewitt (story)
Nicholas Kazan (story and screenplay)
Starring Sean Penn
Christopher Walken
Mary Stuart Masterson
Chris Penn
Music by
Cinematography
Editing by
Distributed by Orion Pictures Corporation
Released April 18, 1986 U.S. release
Running time 111 min
Language
Budget $6,500,000 (estimated)
Preceded by {{{preceded_by}}}
Followed by {{{followed_by}}}
IMDb profile

At Close Range is based on the real life rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. which operated during the 1960s and 1970s. The film was released April 18, 1986, starring Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Millie Perkins, Candy Clark and Crispin Glover. The film is directed by James Foley. Image File history File links At_Close_Range_DVD_cover. ... Sean Penn at Cannes, 2000 Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California) is an Oscar winning American film actor. ... Christopher Walken in The Dogs of War (1981) Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943), known professionally as Christopher Walken, is an Oscar winning American film, television, and theatre actor best known for playing menacing or psychologically damaged characters, but who has occasionally used that image for comedic effect. ... Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American actress. ... Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs Christopher Ryan Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... Orion Pictures Logo Orion Pictures Corporation was a United States movie production company, formed in 1978 as a joint venture between Warner Bros. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... See also: 1985 in film, other events of 1986, 1987 in film, list of years in film. // Events April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sean Penn at Cannes, 2000 Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California) is an Oscar winning American film actor. ... Christopher Walken in The Dogs of War (1981) Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943), known professionally as Christopher Walken, is an Oscar winning American film, television, and theatre actor best known for playing menacing or psychologically damaged characters, but who has occasionally used that image for comedic effect. ... Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs Christopher Ryan Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American actress. ... Millie Perkins (born May 12, 1938 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an American actress. ... Candace June Clark (born June 20, 1947 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA) is an American film and television actress. ... Crispin Glover as Willard Stiles Crispin Hellion Glover (born April 20, 1964) is a multifaceted American artist. ...


The film stars Christopher Walken as the leader of an organized crime family consisting of his brothers and close friends. One night his estranged oldest son (Sean Penn) contacts him after a fight he had with his mother's boyfriend. Eventually he becomes involved with his father's criminal endeavors, resulting in his starting his own gang with his brother (Chris Penn) and friends. The boys get excited at the idea of easy money and decide one night to attempt a daring heist, which results in their arrest by the police. Their father believes that his sons and their friends will inform the police about his criminal activities so he decides to attack his son's girlfriend (Mary Stuart Masterson) as a warning to his eldest son. The attack results in the opposite effect as Sean Penn's character begins informing the authorities about his father's activities including a murder he witnessed of a snitch. When the father's name is given to the grand jury by his own son he feels his only recourse is to eliminate every witness that can connect himself and his crew with his sons and their crew, and he has them killed one by one. He murders his youngest son himself but orderes a hit against his eldest son and his son's girlfriend. She dies and he survives and was able to testify against his father. Christopher Walken in The Dogs of War (1981) Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943), known professionally as Christopher Walken, is an Oscar winning American film, television, and theatre actor best known for playing menacing or psychologically damaged characters, but who has occasionally used that image for comedic effect. ... Sean Penn at Cannes, 2000 Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California) is an Oscar winning American film actor. ... Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs Christopher Ryan Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American actress. ...


Trivia

  • When Christopher Walken works with guns in films, he always checks them himself before each scene for safety reasons. During the scene near the end of this film (the confrontation between his character and Sean Penn's), before the director yelled, "Action," Penn ran off camera and shouted, "Give me the other gun!" He then returned to Walken and did the scene. This cut made it into the movie and Walken really was terrified of the gun in his face.
  • Based on the actual crimes of Bruce Johnston, Sr., in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  • The role of Brad Whitewood, Sr. was offered to Robert De Niro, who turned it down because he felt the character was too dark.
Christopher Walken, in At Close Range (1986)
Christopher Walken, in At Close Range (1986)

Christopher Walken in The Dogs of War (1981) Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943), known professionally as Christopher Walken, is an Oscar winning American film, television, and theatre actor best known for playing menacing or psychologically damaged characters, but who has occasionally used that image for comedic effect. ... Sean Penn at Cannes, 2000 Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California) is an Oscar winning American film actor. ... Eileen Ryan is a American actress of wife of the late Leo Penn. ... Sean Penn at Cannes, 2000 Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California) is an Oscar winning American film actor. ... Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs Christopher Ryan Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro, Jr. ... Image File history File links Walken promotional image This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ... Image File history File links Walken promotional image This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ...

Cast

Sean Penn at Cannes, 2000 Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California) is an Oscar winning American film actor. ... Christopher Walken in The Dogs of War (1981) Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943), known professionally as Christopher Walken, is an Oscar winning American film, television, and theatre actor best known for playing menacing or psychologically damaged characters, but who has occasionally used that image for comedic effect. ... Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American actress. ... Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs Christopher Ryan Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... Millie Perkins (born May 12, 1938 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an American actress. ... Eileen Ryan is a American actress of wife of the late Leo Penn. ... David Russell Strathairn (born on January 26, 1949) is an American film and television actor. ... Candace June Clark (born June 20, 1947 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA) is an American film and television actress. ... As Jack Bauer on 24 Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is a Canadian television and film actor. ... Crispin Glover as Willard Stiles Crispin Hellion Glover (born April 20, 1964) is a multifaceted American artist. ... Stephen Geoffreys (born November 22, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) appeared in a handful of horror and teen films in the 1980s, most notably Heaven Help Us in 1984 and Fright Night in 1985. ...

External links


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