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Severance (1988)





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Severance is a human interest story about a drunken drifter's attempts to reconcile with his long estranged daughter. Former Air Force officer Ray Ponti (Lou Liotta) fell apart and lost everything after the auto accident that kills his wife. As the film opens, he hasn't seen his daughter in years. She was a child at the time of the accident, and is now working as a go-go dancer, although Ray tells people she's away in college. In a moment of quirky idealism, Ray offends the members of a drug ring, and is forced to flee town in a car borrowed from a girl friend. He decides to go see daughter Cly (Lisa Nicole-Wolpe in the old family home, which she has just bought back. Their attempts at reconciliation form the focus of the story.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Cynthia Hochman, David Max Steinberg, David Max Steinberg
Fox Lorber Films


Lou Liotta
as Ray Ponti
Lisa Wolpe
as Cly Ponti
Lou Bonacki
as Georgie
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Severance finds inspiration where horror and comedy intersect.

Full Review… | July 13, 2008
Washington Times

[Smith] paces the gore too unevenly, leaving the cast standing around and griping for vast chunks of time. And the jokes... are either too broad or too underplayed.

June 8, 2007
Salt Lake Tribune know that you are about to go on a ride that encompasses comedy, horror and thriller genres.

Full Review… | June 1, 2007
Reeling Reviews

Gets the mix of gore and grins just right.

Full Review… | August 31, 2006

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