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No Way Home (1996)

An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.

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Buddy Giovinazzo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Joey
James Russo ... Tommy
Deborah Kara Unger ... Lorraine
Joseph Ragno ... Ralphie
Catherine Kellner ... Denise
Saul Stein ... Brick
Bernadette Penotti ... Ronnie
Gareth Williams ... Ken Tierno
Jerry Dean Jerry Dean ... Jackie
Larry Romano ... Carter
Mike Grief ... Gastank
Michael Cambridge Michael Cambridge ... Jason (as Brian Burke)
James Starace James Starace ... Jeremy
James Shue James Shue ... Louie
Heather Gottlieb Heather Gottlieb ... Candy
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Storyline

Six years ago Joey's life changed totally. A shop owner who lay in a pool of blood claimed that Joey was the perpetrator. Now the time is served and Joey has scars on both his body and his soul. He is determined to never go back to prison. He seeks his elder brother Tommy who has begun dealing drugs and is now married to a beautiful blonde named Lorraine. She is at first sceptical about Joey staying there, but soon they develop a special relationship. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Out of prison but still not free. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gasoline Alley See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Orenda Films See more »
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Towards the end when Tommy is trying to persuade the other two to leave with him, there are three points in which Tommy's lips move out of time with what he is saying. See more »

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Joey: I hope you guys can work it out, it's important you stay together.
Lorraine: It's obvious you've never been married.
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Performed by Flesh
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Compelling film.
8 January 2000 | by Brad K.See all my reviews

Tim Roth (Hoodlum, Reservoir Dogs) stars as a recently paroled prisoner who goes home to his older brother who has gotten married when he was in prison. His brother, played by James Russo (Donnie Brasco, Panther) lets him live with them which doesn't please his wife, very well-played by Deborah Kara Unger (The Game, The Hurricane). Soon Unger discovers that Roth is actually a pretty nice guy who is slow in the head, but wants to go legit. His brother continues to sell drugs and may bring Roth back into trouble. The film's main story is the relationships among these three people with the most focus on the brother's relationship. This relationship is especially compelling as you see the love, but also much strain and pain between these two that is revealed later. James Russo creates a very interesting character in the older brother. He isn't a standard bad brother, he obviously cares for Roth, but also will do whatever it takes to make his own life better. Russo is great from start to finish in the role. The always-reliable Tim Roth gives a powerful lead performance as the slow-minded and easily influenced, but nice younger brother. Roth very quickly gains sympathy while creating a compelling character. Highly recommended, but not a feel-good movie.


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