• Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Don't Come Knocking

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2006

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

Production Co: Road Movies

Keywords: Offbeat, Emotional, Escape, Son, Pursuit, Love, 2000s, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    There's something a little absurd about this story, but for me, it's endearingly goofy. show more

  • 88
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Beautifully shot in rich colors by Franz Lustig, it's possibly Wenders' most accessible film to date, and among his most emotionally satisfying. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Don't Come Knocking expresses itself with deadpan humor, striking imagery, Western iconography and outbursts of strong emotions. show more

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