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The Keeper (1995)

Paul Lamont, a corrections officer and law student, leads a comfortable if culturally bankrupt, middle-class existence. Lamont's marriage is already in trouble when he bails out a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giancarlo Esposito ... Paul Lamont
Regina Taylor ... Angela Lamont
Isaach De Bankolé ... Jean Baptiste
Ron Brice Ron Brice ... Clarence ross
O.L. Duke ... Baker
Alvaleta Guess Alvaleta Guess ... Officer Jones
Sam E. Wright Sam E. Wright ... Officer Santana
Shiek Mahmud-Bey Shiek Mahmud-Bey ... Majhid
Victor Colicchio Victor Colicchio ... Officer Corvino
Arthur French Arthur French ... Jimmy Johnson
Corey Glover ... Martin
Sixto Ramos Sixto Ramos ... Wilson
Laurence Mason ... Jordi
Dan Moran ... Tony
Michael Kirby ... Michael
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Paul Lamont, a corrections officer and law student, leads a comfortable if culturally bankrupt, middle-class existence. Lamont's marriage is already in trouble when he bails out a mysterious Haitian, Jean Baptiste, in the belief that Baptiste has been wrongly accused. Baptiste insinuates himself in Lamont's life and leads him on a journey of discovery. Lamont then finds that acts of conscience can have unforeseen consequences. Written by Drama

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Even acts of mercy have a price.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

5 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Rada Film See more »
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a thoughtful drama
20 October 2001 | by Sula ShooSee all my reviews

The Keeper is a tense drama about a corrections officer who decides to bail out a Haitian immigrant he feels has been wrongfully accused of rape. The film takes a few turns after that, but I wont give the story away. Regina Taylor, a very underrated actress, gives a great performance. Giancarlo Esposito is incredible as the man who tries to rise above his station in life and do good and then comes apart. There's also a lot of interesting stuff in the film about African-American class issues.


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