- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 6, 2001
- Originally Released: 1988
- 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 Stereo 2.0 - English
- Dolby Stereo 2.0 - French
- Mono - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 03/18/1988
"...The two leading actors do a superb job of bringing these characters to life....A refreshing plainness..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/05/1994
"...Satisfying....Liotta finds equal parts joy and pain..." -- Rating: B
Variety - 03/16/1988
"...A heart-tugging tale....[The] acting by the principals is acutely sensitive..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/17/1988
"...The movie is a collection of beautifully realized characters....Director Young proceeds gently, building his world with care, until all the blocks are in place..."
They're twin brothers on their own. Eugene is a medical student who when he becomes involved with a student he tutors, fluctuates in his desire to care for his brother, left retarded by a childhood accident. But there's something in their past that could change both men's situations.
Two brothers, one a medical student and the other a garbage man, are each other's only family. They are devoted to one another. The slightly brain-damaged Dominick has supported his brother through school, but when Eugene is offered a scholarship to Stanford he has to leave Dominick behind. While Eugene comes to terms with his guilt and his need to follow his own dream, Dominick who is often the target of bullies and criminals learns to embrace independence.
Family Interaction |
Mental Illness |
Tear Jerker |