- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 11, 2001
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 10/03/1991
"...Sean Penn shows a sure hand with actors and a knack for setting up a scene visually and dramatically..."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/1992
"...Semi-improvised, soul-searching conversations, punctuated with atmospheric footage....Moments of haunting intimacy..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/20/1991
"...As a writer-director, one of Penn's strengths is the ability to create a coherent world, visually and psychologically....Penn is surprisingly focused as a director..."
Inspired by the song "Highway Patrolman" by rock legend Bruce Springsteen, this is a provocative story about two brothers in 1968. One is a cop with a family, the other lives his life breaking the laws. A story that enriches the senses and touches the heart.
In 1960s Nebraska, Joe returns from the Vietnam War embittered and emotionally estranged from his family. His older brother Frank, a cop and all-around upstanding citizen, tries to re-establish their once-close relationship. But, despite his brother's efforts, Joe drifts ever deeper into self-destructive and criminal behavior.
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- Inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song "Highway Patrolman", "Indian Runner" is the directorial debut of actor Sean Penn.