Fathers & Sons (1992 film)
|Fathers & Sons|
|Directed by||Paul Mones|
|Produced by||Jon Kilik|
|Written by||Paul Mones|
Natasha Gregson Wagner
Samuel L. Jackson
|Music by||Mason Daring|
|Distributed by||Pacific Films (distributor)|
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.
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.
- Jeff Goldblum as Max
- Rory Cochrane as Ed
- Famke Janssen as Kyle Christian
- Mitchell Marchand as Smiley
- Natasha Gregson Wagner as Lisa
- Erika Alexander as Venell
- Rocky Carroll as Flo
- Paul Hipp as Doogy
- Michael Imperioli as Johnny
- Ellen Greene as Judy
- Samuel L. Jackson as Marshall
- Joie Lee as Lois
- Rosanna Arquette as Miss Athena
- Michael Disend as Shore Killer
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