Martin's Day (1985)

PG   |    |  Drama

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Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert takes a twelve-year-old as hostage. Soon, this kid, begins to admire "Stech" for his cheeky pranks against society and his desperate mission to make dreams come true.


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10 March 2003 | GoldenOldie
| Predated (but oh, so similar to) "A Perfect World"
I missed this film in 1984 but did see "A Perfect World: when it came out in the 1990's. If "Martin's Day" had followed the Costner movie I would have thought it less believable and compelling. The fact that it predated the Costner film gave it a big boost in my assessment of the film. Richard Harris was his usual excellent self; and all of the other members of the cast were excellent. I did find the ending, however, very weak. In the case of "A Perfect World" this was rectified. Anyone who sees one of these two films would be well advised to see the other.

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