State of Grace

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Plot

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie…

Release Year: 1990

Rating: 7.2/10 (9,513 voted)

Director:
Phil Joanou

Stars: Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman

Storyline
Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Cast:

Sean Penn

Terry Noonan


Ed Harris

Frankie Flannery


Gary Oldman

Jackie Flannery


Robin Wright

Kathleen Flannery


John Turturro

Nick


Burgess Meredith

Finn


R.D. Call

Pat Nicholson, Frankie's Lieutenant


Joe Viterelli

Borelli


John C. Reilly

Stevie McGuire


Deirdre O'Connell

Irene


Marco St. John

Jimmy Cavello


Thomas G. Waites

Frankie's Man


Brian Burke

Frankie's Man


Michael Cumpsty

Frankie's Man


Mick Cunningham

Frankie's Man

(as Michael Cunningham)

Taglines:
A family ripped apart by violence. A love corrupted by betrayal. A friendship stained by blood.

Release Date: 14 September 1990

Filming Locations: Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Gross: $1,911,542
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Another actor was originally cast in the part eventually played by Ed Harris. Harris had trouble accepting the role because he was still recovering from the injuries he suffered on the set of
The Abyss.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Near the end of the film when Terry goes to Jackies apartment to tell him that he heard Frankie was involved in Stevies death, the Tequila bottle is on the window ledge on its side. After the scuffle between terry and Jackie, the Tequila bottle is upright.

Quotes:

Terry Noonan:
Nobody's doin' nothin' to nobody. It's all just happenin', see?



User Review

Another SEVERELY Overlooked Film

Rating: 10/10

Aside from being a great, dark film, with a substantial plot line and a
GIANT cast (Oldman, Penn, and Harris), this is an
Oldman performance not to be believed. Mr. Oldman himself
has
been quoted as saying that "State of Grace" is HIS favourite
performance. And, as usual, he gives a performance to
be
equalled by none.

Sean Penn is marvelous, too, and Harris portrays evil incarnate.

This film should be re-evaluated, and Gary Oldman should
have
received the Oscar for it. His portrayal of Jackie Flannery,
a wild, violent young gangster with an ethereal tender streak

is simply phenomenal.