• Sal (2013)


Release Date: November 1st, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

A dramatization spotlights the last day of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), who was stabbed to death in an alley near his home after a play rehearsal.

Cast: Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Trevor Neuhoff, Stacey Miller, Brian Goodman, Raymond T. Williams

Director: James Franco

Genres: Biography , Docudrama

Production Co: Rabbit Bandini Productions

Keywords: Pursuit, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Nick McCarthySlant Magazine

    It functions under the delusion that subtext will magically appear if you linger on a character long enough, and the significance of most of its scenes is nothing if not inscrutable. show more

  • 38

    The film ends with footage of his corpse on the sidewalk, and then a scene from "Rebel." From the first footage of the newscast on Mineo's death to this last tasteless film of his body lying in the street, nothing much has been learned about Mineo. show more

  • 50
    Neil YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    While this heartfelt, rough-edged tribute to now largely-forgotten Hollywood actor Sal Mineo isn’t without interest, it’s too small-scale and sketchy. show more

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