Ties to Rachel (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Michael Betzold

Writer-director Jon Resnik's debut feature film is set in a small, secluded New England town in which seemingly everyone is obsessed with a beautiful young woman named Rachel (Arija Bareikas). There are three separate episodes, the first involving an over-the-hill boxer, The Champ (Adrian Pasdar), who is smitten with Rachel, though she does not return his affections. The second segments centers on another Rachel admirer, Bucyrus (George Dickerson). To Bucyrus, Rachel is the reincarnation of his wife, whose violent death drove him insane and into the mental hospital. The final part of the film centers on a lesbian minister who is plotting with a local shopkeeper to get revenge on the townspeople who hounded her out of the ministry. They plan to use Rachel as part of a plot to expose the hypocrisy of the citizenry.



bishop, boxing, craziness, death, friendship, guilt, hypocrisy, lesbianism, love, rage, revenge, violence