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Flesh and Bone (film)

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Director  Steve Kloves
Initial DVD release  April 16, 2002
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Mystery, Romance
Music director  Thomas Newman
Writer  Steve Kloves
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Release date  November 5, 1993 (1993-11-05)
Cast  Meg Ryan (Kay Davies), Dennis Quaid (Arlis Sweeney), James Caan (Roy Sweeney), Gwyneth Paltrow (Ginnie), Julia McNeal (Sarah Willets (as Julia Mueller)), Ron Kuhlman (Clem Willets)
Similar movies  No Good Deed, Knock Knock, The Hunting Party, Aria, Jamon Jamon, Halloween
Tagline  Evil is patient

Flesh and Bone is a 1993 neo noir film drama written and directed by Steve Kloves that stars Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid and James Caan. Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in an early role. Janet Maslin of The New York Times described Paltrow as a scene-stealer "who is Blythe Danner's daughter and has her mother's way of making a camera fall in love with her."


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A family in rural Texas finds a boy, Arlis, who says he is lost. They take him into their home, feed him, and give a place to sleep. But the boy later lets his father, Roy (James Caan), into the house to commit a robbery. When they are discovered, Roy brutally murders the family, which the boy witnesses. The sole survivor is a baby girl.

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Time passes, and Arlis (Dennis Quaid) lives a solitary life in which he drives a truckload of goods and novelties to restock vending machines and arcade games in roadside stores and restaurants. Making a stop at a roadhouse where a rowdy party is being held, he spots Kay (Meg Ryan), a woman who pops up out of a cake at the party and then passes out because she had been imbibing liquor.

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Arlis ends up giving her a ride home, a long drive, while continuing to make his rounds. Upon coming home, Kay sees that her husband Reese has sold the furniture, having lost their money gambling. She packs up her remaining belongings and leaves with Arlis. They spend more time together and grow close.

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Meanwhile, a young woman named Ginnie (Gwyneth Paltrow) now travels with a much older Roy. She is a grifter who will pretend to be a mourner in order to steal the jewelry from a dead body at a funeral home. Ginnie brings an injured Roy to his estranged son, Arlis, to tend to his injury.

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Passing the house where he grew up, Arlis comes to realize that Kay was the infant who survived the long-ago murders. Roy figures this out as well. He begins talking about tying up loose ends. It leads to a confrontation, and Arlis shoots Roy dead. Ginnie goes off on her own, and Kay and Arlis go their separate ways.


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  • Dennis Quaid as Arlis Sweeney
  • Meg Ryan as Kay Davies
  • James Caan as Roy Sweeney
  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Ginnie
  • Scott Wilson as Elliott
  • John Hawkes as Groom
  • Location

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    Principal photography began on October 5, 1992 & completed on December 26, 1992

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    It was filmed in Lockhart, Texas. It was also filmed at the Mustang Mott, owned by Maxine McCoy, in Westhoff, Texas.

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    It was also filmed in Marfa, Texas

    Producer Mark Rosenberg died of a heart attack suffered on the film's location in Stanton, Texas. As the end credits begin, the film is dedicated to him.


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