A winning variation on the classic odd couple theme, sees the ex-girlfriend of a gangster unwittingly become the protector of a Puerto Rican boy
Financed by Columbia Pictures, this fascinating combination of gritty urban drama and well-worn crime genre clichés follows the burgeoning relationship that develops between an ex-mob mistress, Gloria, and a young boy (the remarkable John Adames) whose family have been murdered.
The pair goes on the run as the gangsters close in. Thanks to John Cassavetes and a tour-de-force performance by Gena Rowlands, the film goes well beyond its mainstream genre trappings, becoming a striking exploration of emotional resilience, personal agency and the limits of one’s own humanity.
- DIRECTOR: John Cassavetes
- Duration: 123 mins
- Country: United States of America
- Language: English
- Date: 1980
- Format: DCP, Colour
- Courtesy: Park Circus
- Source: Park Circus
- Rating: PG