The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)




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The adult children of a conservative New England family return home for Thanksgiving weekend and find themselves forced to come to grips with their family's dysfunction. The prime difficulty comes from the fact that their parents, particularly their already taciturn and enigmatic father, are rapidly distancing themselves from their children. This leaves the off-spring not only pondering their place in the family, but also with each other.
R (adult situations/language, sex)
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Hope Davis
as Margaret
Brian Kerwin
as Elliot
James LeGros
as Cezanne
Noah Wyle
as Warren
Randee Allen
as Waitress
Justin Barreto
as Young Jake
Chris Bauer
as Jerry
Nicholas Bourgeois
as Young Warren
Tom Cumler
as Man at Train Station
Kelsey Gunn
as Young Leigh
Polly Pelletier
as Young Mia
Pamela Polhemus
as Bookstore Woman
Michael Rupert
as Warren's Psychiatrist
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Critic Reviews for The Myth of Fingerprints

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for The Myth of Fingerprints

An indie film trying too hard to be too indie? Perhaps but I found the performances to be compelling. It's nice to see Roy Scheider involved in something that doesn't involve the ocean or a large fish.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Some great performances.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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somber and overreaching but well acted

jay nixon
jay nixon

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