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The Winner

The Winner (1997)

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Release Date: Jul 25, 1997 Wide

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After director Alex Cox alienated the powers that be in Hollywood with Straight to Hell and Walker, his anarchic follow-ups to Repo Man and Sid and Nancy, it would be nearly a decade before he made a film in the United States again. After making the critically acclaimed, underseen Highway Patrolman in Mexico, he agreed to direct The Winner, based on the play A Darker Purpose by Wendy Riss. Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Philip, a soft-spoken, rather dimwitted young man who stumbles into an

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Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy

Wendy Riss

Oct 21, 1997

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The brash English filmmaker has made a film about a winner that is a loser.

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This is a parade of under appreciated talent. Why Alex Cox doesn't have more respect I'll never know. He earns it here, as do Vincent D'Onofrio and Frank Whaley. If you're a fan of any one of these people, then this fantasy noir may be for you.
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