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Equinox (1992)

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Twins, separated at birth and living opposite lives, are about to learn of each other- and the substantial inheritance they are entitled to.

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Alan Rudolph

Writer:

Alan Rudolph
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Henry Petosa / Freddy Ace
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Beverly Franks
Fred Ward ... Mr. Paris
Tyra Ferrell ... Sonya Kirk
Marisa Tomei ... Rosie Rivers
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Russell Franks
Tate Donovan ... Richie Nunn
Lori Singer ... Sharon Ace
M. Emmet Walsh ... Pete Petosa
Gailard Sartain ... Dandridge
Tony Genaro ... Eddie Gutierrez
Angel Aviles Angel Aviles ... Anna Gutierrez
Dirk Blocker ... Red
Debra Dusay Debra Dusay ... Judith Hamner
Les Podewell Les Podewell ... Jerome Hamner
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Storyline

Henry Petosa and Freddy Ace are twins who were separated being babies, and they do not know each other. Henry was adopted by a honest man, while Freddy becomes a gangster. Henry is very shy and has a lot of mental troubles. The film melts the two stories by a young writer who discovers that they were sons of an european noble and they own a large inheritance Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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The shocking story of identical twins... One too good to die. The other too evil to live.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and scenes of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Равноденствие See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD6,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,310, 13 June 1993

Gross USA:

$279,627

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$279,627
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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As Henry is speeding across the desert in his car, we see a shot of Beverly's photo on the dash, next to the tachometer, which reads zero RPM. See more »

Quotes

Pete Petosa: If money didn't grow on trees, why do banks have so many branches?
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Soundtracks

SYMPHONIC DANCES - OPUS 45
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff (as Sergej Rachmaninov)
Performed by Reah Sadowsky
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A very deep film, excellently portrayed, a real "cult" film.
8 December 2006 | by ke-28See all my reviews

Those commentators who thought this movie was rubbish were either totally uneducated or in a vile mood and shouldn't have bothered watching, or else they have no knowledge of life at all.

The story was deep, and that requires thought and insight for an audience to appreciate, not just superficial watching and waiting for the action. There were so many messages in this one film I would need to write a thesis to cover them all. Sure, there were a few weaknesses, but a film is made to entertain an audience, not to satisfy literary critics. I found the characters all extremely clear-cut, the situations well portrayed, the story satisfying and very poignant. Again, the portrayal of the twins and their sad story was a very deep concept, open to all sorts of interpretation. The final scene was absolutely spot-on - a view into endlessness, waiting for explanation of why things happen as they do.

Matthew Modine is an outstanding actor, who is in my opinion not sufficiently appreciated for his fine work. Maybe for the average cinema-goer he plays parts that require more insight, and therefore doesn't hit the spotlights. That he doesn't appear in every boulevard magazine is a tribute to his qualities, they don't lend themselves to cheap gossip. His double role in this film is proof of his versatility, even though neither role is at all flattering to an actor's image. Who wants to play a loser! or a small-time gangster? Respectively, who can do it convincingly? I watch this film every time it's shown and can still find more in it. A real "cult" film, Mr. Modine's specialty.


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