Shaking the Tree (1991)


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Continuing the friendship they've maintained since high school, a group of twentysomething friends, Sully (Gale Hansen), Duke (Steven Wilde), Michael (Doug Savant), and Barry (Arye Gross), must help each other through a series of crises as they make the final transition into adulthood.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Duane B. Clark, Steven Wilde
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 23, 1992
Academy Entertainment



as Barry

as Sully

as Michael

as Kathleen

as Mr. Bannelli

as Grandpa Sullivan

as Duke's Father

as Bridgette

as Mr. Jack

as Cashier at Stubby's

as New Yorker in Van

as Christmas Tree Lot O...

as Brunette at Bar

as Sully's Father

as Cab Driver

as Cab Driver

as Barry's Work Buddy

as Tony Villanova

as Craps Player
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The characters and their problems are both so cliched that it makes you wonder if the filmmakers had ever seen a movie before; didn't they realize how stunningly unoriginal, how worn out and overused, this material was?

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

If you've nothing else to do, it goes down easily, but don't expect much more.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

That Clark's movie isn't livelier, spunkier and more original is truly a shame because the players are all so enjoyable.

Full Review… | January 9, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A few cliched scenes grate, but one looks forward to seeing what Clark will do next; he shows a welcome determination to make films that illuminate out lives.

Full Review… | January 9, 2002

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