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Format: DVD     Release Date: 03/30/1999
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In this family drama from director Sidney Lumet, Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti play Arthur and Annie Pope, a pair of '60s radicals who have eluded the FBI for 16 years after bombing a napalm laboratory as a Vietnam War protest. This lifestyle involves continually moving their base of operations and establishing new identities, which is especially hard on their children, 18-year-old Danny (River Phoenix) and 10-year-old Harry (Jonas Abry), who can never amass a group of friends or an academic record. This last problem comes to the fore when they arrive in a New Jersey town where the high school music teacher (Ed Crowley) takes an interest in Danny's piano playing, encouraging him to apply for early admission to Juilliard. Danny yearns to follow this dream, but knows that separating from his parents would be a permanent break -- the aging hippies rarely even see their own parents, and can never inform anyone where they've moved. Arthur can't stand the idea of breaking up the family unit, which has provided the support that's allowed him to tolerate life on the move, but Annie sees her own sacrificed dreams in her son's prodigious musical talents, and begins pressuring Arthur to grant the boy his independence. Complicating factors, Danny has fallen in love with the daughter of his music teacher (Martha Plimpton), but can't allow himself to get too close to her, because he may have to leave again at any moment. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

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0. Jump to a Scene.
0. Menu Group #1 with 32 chapter(s) covering 01:56:11
1. Credits. [1:48]
2. "We got shoes. Four feds." [6:08]
3. Motel memories. [4:21]
4. New identities. [2:44]
5. Sad family news. [3:25]
6. The "red diaper baby" remembers. [2:02]
7. Music class. [3:52]
8. Impromptu recital. [5:02]
9. Phillips' house. [2:33]
10. Meeting Lorna. [2:55]
11. "We'll find you a piano." [2:14]
12. The concert. [3:17]
13. Avoiding confrontation. [2:47]
14. Gus and Annie. [2:10]
15. Not what we're about. [2:45]
16. Living a lie. [5:49]
17. Walking with Lorna. [4:52]
18. Annie's birthday. [6:23]
19. (Fire and Rain). [2:06]
20. Holding back. [1:56]
21. Application to Julliard. [7:40]
22. Shared secret. [4:36]
23. The audition. [1:54]
24. A glimpse of family. [3:51]
25. Questions-and a startling answer. [2:15]
26. Mother/son duet. [4:36]
27. Let him go. [7:09]
28. Father/daughter duet. [3:24]
29. Cover your tracks. [2:33]
30. Danny speaks up. [4:02]
31. Make a difference (Fire and Rain). [2:52]
32. End Credits. [1:58]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: March 30, 1999
  • MPAA Rating: PG13
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Length: 116 minutes
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Format: Pan & Scan
  • Discs: 1
  • Languages: English, French
  • UPC: 085391184324
  • Product ID: 1014750
  • Genre: Drama

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