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R| 2 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
During the summer of 1977, a killer known as the Son of Sam keeps all of New York City on edge with a series of brutal murders. The philandering Vinny (John Leguizamo) unwittingly almost becomes a victim of the psychopath, and soon he and numerous people in his orbit -- including his wife, Dionna (Mira Sorvino), his punk-rocker friend, Ritchie (Adrien Brody), and aspiring porn star Ruby (Jennifer Esposito) -- are trying to figure out the identity of the killer, before it's too late.

Cast: John Leguizamo , Adrien Brody , Mira Sorvino , Jennifer Esposito , Anthony LaPaglia , Bebe Neuwirth , Patti LuPone , Ben Gazzara

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Opening Distribution, Downtown Pictures [gb], Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures, Buena Vista International [us], MFA Filmdistribution [de], New Films International

Summer of Sam (1999)

Release Date: July 2nd, 1999|2 hr. 22 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The most refreshing thing about Summer of Sam is that it doesn't try to impose a moral or define the limits of its story. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This is a terrific movie: jolting, savage, horrifically funny, nightmarishly exciting but also brainy and compassionate. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Lee has a wealth of material here, and the film tumbles through it with exuberance. show more

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