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U Turn is a controversial 1997 Oliver Stone movie, based on the book by John Ripley. It stars Sean Penn, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight, Powers Boothe, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes and Nick Nolte. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U-Turn. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oliver Stone William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946 in New York City) is an Academy Award-winning American film director. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... John Ripley was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Sean Penn winning the 2004 Oscar for the Best Actor Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California) is an American film actor. ... Billy Bob playing in movie Pushing Tin Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to a father of Irish descent and an Italian/Native American mother) is an American actor, and also an occasional director, playwright, screenwriter and singer. ... Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn López (also known as J. Lo, born July 24, 1969) is a well-known Puerto Rican American actress, singer, fashion designer, dancer and all-around cultural icon. ... Marcheline Bertrand and Jon Voight Jonathan Voight (born December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York) is an American actor. ... Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor. ... Joaquin Phoenix in the Oscar-nominated role of Commodus Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (pronounced Wah Keen) (born October 28, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico), also known as Leaf Phoenix, is an actor in the USA. He often plays supporting roles as characters plagued with self doubt. ... Claire Danes on the cover of Marie Claire Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979 in New York City) is an American film actress. ... Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American model, actor, and producer. ...



The plot concerns a drifter (Penn) who ends up entangled in a plot involving a woman (Lopez) and her husband (Nolte), also finding himself in conflict with the town mechanic (Thornton). // Plot in literature, theater, movies According to Aristotles Poetics, a plot in literature is the arrangement of incidents that (ideally) each follow plausibly from the other. ...

Critical Response

Roger Ebert gave the movie 1 1/2 stars, deeming it a "repetitive, pointless exercise in genre filmmaking--the kind of movie where you distract yourself by making a list of the sources." Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that it "demonstrates a filmmaker in complete command of his craft and with little control over his impulses." Roger Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a film critic who writes for the Chicago Sun-Times; his reviews are syndicated to over 200 newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. ... Mick Lasalle is a film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. ... The San Francisco Chronicle, the self-described Voice of the West, is Northern Californias largest newspaper. ...


Sean Penn's role was at one point going to be played by Bill Paxton. Bill Paxton (born May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a notable American actor. ...

External links

IMDB page on U Turn Roger Ebert's review of U Turn San Francisco Chronicle review



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