At Close Range (1986)

Genres - Drama, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 18, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
  • AllMovie Rating
    7
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Amazingly, At Close Range was based on a true story. Bored teenager Sean Penn meets his prodigal father (Christopher Walken) for the first time in years. Though Penn is vaguely aware that his father is a criminal, he is nonetheless impressed by his dad's high life style and creature comforts. But Walken's veneer of charm is fragile indeed, and it becomes clear that he is willing to kill anyone--even his family--if they get in his way. When Walken rapes Penn's girl friend (Mary Stuart Masterson) to keep the boy from cooperating with the DA, it is only a warm-up for the horrors to come. The screenplay for At Close Range was written by Nicholas Kazan, the son of prominent film director Elia Kazan.

Characteristics

Keywords

criminal, father, killing, bad-guy, rape, family-tragedy, son

Attributes

Sleeper