#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Three lives. Buffalo detective Lt. Cristofuoro, whose catatonic wife is in hospital, takes a special interest in Eric Komenko, a juvenile who killed his parents and will be freed on his 18th birthday. So does Lori Cranston, 15 or 16, her body fully developed and the object of lust by her boss and her mother’s new boyfriend. She keeps a scrapbook about Eric, and when he’s released from custody, she hides in the backseat of his car, insisting he take her with him on a trip toward Albany where he’s planning to meet a girl. Cristofuoro is certain Eric will kill again, so he follows. It’s clear early on that Cristofuoro’s probably right, but what’s Lori’s motivation?
Plot: Russell Crowe stars as Detective Cristofuoro, a semi-retired police officer who is trying to unravel the past to discover whether a violent teenager, Eric Poole (Jon Foster), was responsible for the murder of his family. Sophie Traub co-stars as Lori, the teenage runaway who falls under Eric’s spell. Based on the novel by Robert Cormier.
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Not your typical serial killer flick
A surprisingly subtle look at the often used serial killer storyline. You won’t guess the next move even if you try. My hats off to the film makers for not following the by the numbers approach that has been worn into the ground about 500 films ago.
Great acting by the unknown young part of the cast is highlighted by the performances of the veteran actors. Photography is first rate and the locations further lend credibility to this unpolished gem.
This is not your run of the mill suspense thriller. The suspense lies in not knowing the next move and yet expecting the worst. Even the “big surprise” plot twists don’t come off as the usual loud and explosive Hollywood style moments.
The pacing of this film will certainly put your average teen to sleep due to the lack of gratuitous violence and gore. The rest of us are left with a haunting glimpse of tortured souls produced by talented artists, both in front and behind the camera.
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Eric Poole is seen in a reformatory facility. He has been in the place for three years for the murder of his parents, something that was blamed on the medication he was taken at the time. Unknown to Eric, he has a secret admirer, a young woman that once saw him near the water of the lake with a girl as he caressed her with some kind of ribbon, akin to a bookmark. Eric had a brief encounter with a girl inmate, Maria, who stays vividly in his mind. He figures he will look for her when he is out. Eric’s mild manners hide an ugly side of him no one suspects.
Lori is a sixteen years old teenager that has experienced enough in her short life. We watch her showing an employee of the store she works after school some of her charms, while he masturbates. Lori’s life at home with her mother and her new man, Gary, is not exactly perfect. Gary might have taken advantage of Lori. All she wants is to leave home for a chance meeting with Eric, whom she knows is staying at his aunt’s.
The third character in this tale is Lt. Christofuoro, a retired detective who was involved in Eric’s parent’s murder. He is going through a difficult time tending to his comatose wife in a hospital. Lt. Christofuoro knows Eric shows clear signs of a psychopath, so when he visits his aunt, he is surprised he had gone to Albany to check on colleges. He decides he must follow Eric.
John Polson has been directing a lot of television lately. In fact, “Tenderness” was his last job with a full length movie. Working with the Emil Stern screenplay, Mr. Polson does not seem to have a clear idea what he wanted to achieve, or perhaps his best intentions about the adaptation of Robert Cormier novel got away from him. There are times the narrative does not quite make much sense, the way it is presented, while at times he gets amazing results from his talented cast.
The only reason one can recommend the film is because of Sophie Traub who steals the film from her co-stars. This young actress is marvelous in her role of the mixed young woman obsessed with the man that could well be her killer. Jon Foster does a nice take on his Eric, but he is eclipsed by Ms. Traub. Russell Crowe’s presence in the film is basically a supporting role, more than anything else. We do not see much of the excellent Laura Dern either.
The film was shot in scenic New York state areas captured by Tom Stern’s camera. The musical score is by Jonathan Goldsmith.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director John Polson
Writer Emil Stern, Robert Cormier
Actors Russell Crowe, Jon Foster, Sophie Traub
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm