- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 4, 2011
- Originally Released: 1978
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 01/25/1978
"...[The] performances overall are very good..."
USA Today - 11/15/2002
"...The movie is raw and over the top, yet it has an emotional force that more refined works only wish they had..."
Uncut - 07/01/2010
"FINGERS was in large part an uncompromising examination of lurid machismo and Keitel's performance hinted at the dark places he would go in films as extreme as BAD LIEUTENANT."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Jimmy Fingers (Harvey Keitel) lives in two worlds. In one, he's a supremely talented pianist with Carnegie Hall aspirations. In the other, he's a brutal collector who violently squeezes anyone who reneges on debts owed his mobbish, loan-shark father. Jimmy is a house divided. His dual life will come crashing in on him.
James Toback writes and directs, infusing this cult classic with vivid New York locations and volatile psychosexual dislocation.
Audio Commentary by Writer/Director James Toback
Fingers: A Conversation About Independent Film with Harvey Keitel and James Toback
Languages and Subtitles: English & French (Main Feature Only)
Harvey Keitel is forced to work as a debt collector for his mobster father even though he dreams of becoming a concert pianist. When he is drawn to a prostitute, the tension between his two worlds becomes unbearable. A disturbing and memorable debut from director and screenwriter James Toback.
Character Study |
Organized Crime |
- Directing debut for screenwriter-director James Toback.
- Shot in New York City.