Fathers & Sons (1992 film)

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Fathers & Sons
Directed byPaul Mones
Produced byJon Kilik
Written byPaul Mones
StarringJeff Goldblum
Rory Cochrane
Rosanna Arquette
Famke Janssen
Natasha Gregson Wagner
Paul Hipp
Michael Imperioli
Ellen Greene
Samuel L. Jackson
Music byMason Daring
CinematographyRon Fortunato
Distributed byPacific Films (distributor)
Release date
  • January 1992 (1992-01)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States

Fathers & Sons is a 1992 American crime drama film written and directed by Paul Mones and starring Jeff Goldblum, Rory Cochrane, Rosanna Arquette, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Famke Janssen (in her film debut). The film is about the connection between a father and son complicated by the foibles of a serial killer and the interactions of a psychic. The film was a 1994 selection at the Sundance Film Festival; it also won the audience award at the Deauville Film Festival. The film was entered into the 18th Moscow International Film Festival.[1]


A failed, recluse director, Max, moves from New York City to a small seaside town after his wife's death. He struggles with his parental role over his son. Eddie, meanwhile, is becoming increasingly involved in the not-so-underground culture of drugs, promiscuous sex, and gang violence that lies there.

The chasm between them seems to be growing despite Max's best efforts. Max jogs in the mornings and routinely passes a psychic. She spontaneously predicts that one night a serial killer will attack Eddie on the beach.

Eddie is sampling various drugs with his friend, Smiley, and having unprotected sex. He ignores the advice of his father as a rule and seems beyond hope of redemption in the eyes of mainstream society. He shows potential for betterment when he prevents the murder of a rival gang member. Max saves Eddie from the serial killer.



  1. ^ "18th Moscow International Film Festival (1993)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2013-03-10.

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