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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Washed-up movie star Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) spends his days drowning his sorrows in an endless stream of drugs and alcohol, but news that he may have fathered a child offers him a ray of hope. He sets out to find his offspring and discovers a whole life that he has missed.

Cast: Sam Shepard , Jessica Lange , Tim Roth , Gabriel Mann , Sarah Polley , Fairuza Balk , Eva Marie Saint , James Gammon

Director: Wim Wenders

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Release Date: March 17th, 2006|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • Pretentious drama. show more

  • T Bone Burnett's soundtrack has the appropriate twang to give Wenders' Hopperesque tableaux a nice, filmic poetry. But as arresting as the images are, Shepard's clunky, soap-opera banter brings most everything, and everyone, crashing down to earth. show more

  • In what is more a cry of regret than a coherent story, Shepard's character mopes his way through meetings with an old girlfriend (Jessica Lange) and the grown children he sired, the only apparent lesson being that bad behavior has a way of circling back on you. show more

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