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The Saint of Fort Washington

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Matt Dillon and Danny Glover star as two homeless characters who befriend and support one another in their harsh world. Matthew (Matt Dillon) is an innocent and possibly schizophrenic photographer who is forced out onto the streets when the apartment building he is squatting in is torn down by slumlords. In search of refuge, Matthew heads to the prison-like Ft. Washington shelter for men where he comes into contact with the many tough residents of the shelter, including a bitter and street-wise Vietnam veteran named Jerry (Danny Glover). Jerry becomes a father figure for Matthew, teaching him how to survive in his new surroundings. When the shelter becomes more dangerous than the streets, the unlikely pair flee in order to survive. Washing cars, selling produce, and struggling, the two men are constantly on the move and dreaming of an apartment of their own. As the two become closer, Matthew's mystical healing powers are revealed. He can cure the aging Jerry of his bullet wounds and arthritis with the touch of his hands, healing years of suffering with contact but, unfortunately, he cannot ensure their physical safety. Filmed with sure-handed direction by Tim Hunter, THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON is a well acted and touching portrayal of the desperation and alienation of the homeless.
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  • Credits
    Matt Dillon, Danny Glover, Ving Rhames, Nina Siemaszko, Joe Seneca, Rick Aviles
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Heartfelt....Movingly acted and often bleakly believable..."
    New York Times

    "...[Dillon's] best performance since DRUGSTORE COWBOY....He brings a lean and angelic quality of bewilderment to the role of Matthew..."
    Sight and Sound

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