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Equinox (1992)




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In this off-beat yarn, a ballerina and a European aristocrat have an affair. She gets pregnant and bears twin boys who are adopted by different parents. One is Henry who grows up the son of an auto mechanic, Pete. Henry too becomes a mechanic and lives in a tenement building and dates a shy but wealthy young woman. His brother Freddy Ace, was raised in an orphanage and currently works as a thug for a psycho-gangster. He is tired of his job and tells his wife that he wants out. Henry has his own problems when he abandons his wealthy girl friend in favor of a hooker who ends up dead after he and her pimp get in a scuffle. Both of the twin's lives change when the body of a dead bag lady is found. Amongst her belongings is a letter that states that she is the twins mother and that both of them share a million dollar trust fund that can only be accessed with the word "equinox."more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Rudolph
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 20, 2006
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Matthew Modine
as Henry Petosa/Freddy ...
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Beverly Franks
Fred Ward
as Paris
Tyra Ferrell
as Sonya Kirk
Lori Singer
as Sharon Ace
M. Emmet Walsh
as Pete Petosa
Gailard Sartain
as Dandridge
Tony Genaro
as Eddie Gutierrez
Angel Aviles
as Anna Gutierrez
Kristen Ellickson
as Young Helena
Debra Dusay
as Judith Hamner
Les Podewell
as Jerome Hamner
Dana Wheeler-Nichols...
as Self-Defense Victim
Isabell Monk
as Apartment Manager
Billy Silva
as Sabujii
Diane Wheeler-Nichol...
as Self-Defense Victim/...
Elizabeth Gray
as Large Woman on Bus
Matthew Dudley
as Henry's Neighborhood...
John Sargent
as 2nd Neighborhood Tou...
Shirley Venard
as Ville Capri Waitress
Ken Earl
as Banker
Pancho Demmings
as Morgue Worker
Craig Hosking
as Helicopter Pilot
Jack Walsh
as Newspaper Man
Vanni Corbellini
as (not in credits)
André Wilms
as (not in credits)
Vincent Curto
as Gangster
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Critic Reviews for Equinox

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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July 12, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Audience Reviews for Equinox

I have a great history with this film. I remember it played one weekend afternoon when I was a kid and on Monday my friends and I couldn't stop talking about it. It had all these monsters and fantastic effects and managed to be fun and scare the crap out of us at the same time.
Then came the day that I heard it influenced my favourite film, The Evil Dead. I thought it might have been that film with all the stop motion effects I remembered so fondly from my youth, but I think that had been called Equinox, not The Beast. Well, it was Equinox and I watched it again, both with nostalgia, and since I had forgotten so much of it (except the ending which had haunted me and my friends so much as kids) it was like seeing it for the first time again.
And then, as a full grown adult, the craziest thing of all happened, effin' Criterion released a double disc version of it! Criterion! If ever a movie deserved a double disc edition, sure I would say this one, but most people would (and did) scoff at the idea of this getting the deluxe treatment. Well, despite their whining, God must love me a whole bunch for this DVD. Now when I have kids I can't wait for them to feel the joy and scares of this wonderful little film (though I may skip ahead the sheriff molestation scene though I love that close up). Also, this is an odd instance I like the producers cut better than the filmmakers cut, but that's understandable since it was made by a bunch of kids. Highly recommended.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

Not bad for a movie made on a 6,500 budget but i dont think it was meant to be a comedy. I had a good laugh during this one and it seems like a likely inspiration to the Evil Dead films. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone but still I'd say its worth watching once. I couldn't wait for the short chubby blonde girl to get killed, she was the most annoying character i've seen in a film so far.

Donald Brandon

Greg said that this was one of the best movies ever. It's okay. It's really hokey and kinda sports some interesting stop-motion effects, but not an amazing movie by any means.

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