Plot & Details
Amazingly, At Close Range was based on a true story. Bored teenager Sean Penn meets his prodigal father (Christopher Walken) for the first time in years. Though Penn is vaguely aware that his father is a criminal, he is nonetheless impressed by his dad's high life style and creature comforts. But Walken's veneer of charm is fragile indeed, and it becomes clear that he is willing to kill anyone--even his family--if they get in his way. When Walken rapes Penn's girl friend (Mary Stuart Masterson) to keep the boy from cooperating with the DA, it is only a warm-up for the horrors to come. The screenplay for At Close Range was written by Nicholas Kazan, the son of prominent film director Elia Kazan.
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 115min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/18/1986
- DVD Release Date: 02/23/1999
- Distributor(s): Orion
- Director(s): James Foley
- Starring: Sean Penn , Christopher Walken , Mary Stuart Masterson , Chris Penn , Millie Perkins
- Themes: Kids in Trouble,Fathers and Sons
- Tone: Bleak,Chilly,Cathartic,Austere,Tense,Somber
- Keywords: father, son, bad-guy, criminal, family-tragedy, killing, rape
- Country of Origin: USA (04-18-1986)
- Language: English