Plot: Hard-drinking, chain-smoking, and newly pregnant, Maureen “Murphy” (Robin Wright) is a mess. The only constant in her life is her profound bond with her husband Eddie (Sean Penn). But when she is physically and sexually assaulted by Kiefer (James Gandolfini), Eddie suffers a near-psychotic episode and is institutionalized.
Ten years later, Eddie is given his release, but the world he returns to is far different from the one he left. Maureen is now a clean, sober, solid citizen, married to a new man, Joey (John Travolta), and a mother of three children, one of whom is Eddie’s own daughter.
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Writing Credits: John Cassavetes
Music by: Joseph Vitarelli
Cast: Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn, John Travolta, Harry Dean Stanton, Debi Mazar, James Gandolfini, David Thornton, Kelsey Mulrooney, Paul Johansson, Justina Machado & Gena Rowlands
Box Office USA: $7,281,450 | Widest Release: 844 Theaters
Release Date: August 20, 1997 (France) – August 27, 1997 (USA)
Filming Dates: 17 July 1996 – 16 September 1996
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language and some violence
Runtime: 96 minutes
-Sean Penn won the award for Best Actor at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
-Robin Wright received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role at the 4th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
–Robin Wright won the Best Foreign Actress (Melhor Atriz Estrangeira) at the SESC Film Festival Brazil.