Tag Archives: Sean Penn

Bad Boys (1983) Rick Rosenthal, Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1983)
Chicago crime kid Mick O’Brien (Sean Penn) has been sent to a juvenile prison for vehicular manslaughter. Most unfortunately, the person he kills is the kid brother of his nemesis Paco Moreno (Esai Morales), who vows revenge by raping Mick’s girlfriend (Ally Sheedy). Paco is caught and sent to the same prison where he reworks his revenge plan, and Mick has no choice but to defend himself.
Read More »

State of Grace (1990) Phil Joanou, Michael Lee Baron, Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Action, Crime, Drama

State of Grace (1990)
Terry Noonan returns home to New York’s Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie’s sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.
Read More »

Sweet and Lowdown (1999) Woody Allen, Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Comedy, Drama, Music

Sweet and Lowdown (Woody Allen, 1999)
A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world. We follow Ray’s life: bouts of getting drunk, his bizzare hobbies of shooting rats and watching passing trains, his dreams of fame and fortune, his strange obsession with the better-known guitarist Django Reinhardt, and of course, playing his beautiful music.
Read More »

The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) John Schlesinger, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Biography, Crime, Drama

The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
The true story of Christopher Boyce, a young All-American man whose job as a guard for sensitive documents shatters his faith in his country and leads him to a sometimes comic, sometimes chilling sideline as a spy for the Soviets, aided by his scruffy buddy, Daulton; it can’t last, though, and the consequences are tremendous for Boyce and his family.
Read More »

The Crossing Guard (1995) Sean Penn, Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston

The Crossing Guard (1995)
After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiralling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At the end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other.
Read More »