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Director  Alan J. Pakula
Duration  
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  United States
Orphans (1987 film) movie poster
Release date  September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)
Writer  Lyle Kessler (play), Lyle Kessler (screenplay)
Tagline  Love moves in mysterious ways.

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Orphans is a 1987 American drama film directed by Alan J. Pakula. It was written by Lyle Kessler, based on his play of the same name.

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Plot

Brothers Treat (Matthew Modine) and Philip (Kevin Anderson) have lived alone since they were kids when a small-time criminal enters their lives. Living without a father, the orphaned brothers subsist off the proceeds of petty theft in a run-down North Philadelphia row house. One night he kidnaps an enigmatic rich man, played by Albert Finney, who becomes the kind of father figure the boys have always longed for.

Critical reception

Vincent Canby of the New York Times enjoyed the film:

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave it two and a half stars out of four and had this to say:

References

Orphans (1987 film) Wikipedia
Orphans (film) IMDb Orphans (1987 film) themoviedb.org


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