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city of hope 1

(USA 1991 130m) not on DVD

If you can’t get respect you settle for fear

p  Sarah Green, Maggie Renzi  d/w  John Sayles  ph  Robert Richardson  ed  John Sayles  m  Mason Daring  art  Dan Bishop, Dianna Freas  cos  John Dunn

Vincent Spano (Nick Rinaldi), Joe Morton (Wynn), Tony lo Bianco (Joe Rinaldi), Barbara Williams, Stephen Mendillo (Yoyo), Angela Bassett (Reesha), Charlie Yanko (Stavros), Chris Cooper (Riggs), Jace Alexander (Bobby), Todd Graff (Zip), Scott Tiler (Vinnie), Frankie Faison (Levonne), John Sayles (Carl), Lawrence Tierney (Kerrigan), Jaime Tirelli (Fuentes), Gloria Foster (Jeanette), Tom Wright (Malik), David Strathairn (Asteroid), Anthony John Denison (Rizzo), Josh Mostel (Mad Anthony), Kevin Tighe (O’Brien), Gina Gershon (Laura Rinaldi), Bill Raymond (Les), Joe Grifasi (Pauly),

Still there’s no DVD release for City of Hope, something to be shouted about from the rooftops much like the cries for help issued by one of its characters in the closing scene.  The title itself is a cynical one, for there’s little hope on display here.  All there is are characters taking one step forward and two steps back as they fight to make life better for themselves.  (more…)

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