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Men Don't Leave

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The electrocution of crew member Patrick Dungan resulted in production being temporarily shut down. David Bombyk, the Geffen Company president who helped develop this film, dies of AIDS before its release. The film was dedicated to him. Costume Designer J. Allen Highfill also died of AIDS before the film's release. Filmed in Chicago, Illinois; and Baltimore, Maryland; color by CFI. Filming began July 26, 1988; completed September 17, 1988. Released in North America February 2, 1990. Released on video July 18, 1990. Reviewed in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times February 2, 1990, and in Monthly Film Bulletin August 1990. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Censors.
  • Credits
    Jessica Lange, Joan Cusack, Arliss Howard, Kathy Bates, Chris O'Donnell
  • Critic Reviews
    "...It's gratifying to watch the splendid Jessica Lange inhabit a role...Cusack, who gets better with each film, is bewitching..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[MEN DON'T LEAVE] gets by...on [Lange's] exceptional ability to hold an audience's attention, and on the warmly comic family scenes [Brickman] stages well..."
    New York Times

    "...[O'Donnell's] performance is a marvel of naturalness..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It's a tender, beautifully acted, diabolically droll film on the subject of love, loss and the sheer blissful unpredictability of life..."
    Los Angeles Times

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