The Saint of Fort Washington (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

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Danny Glover plays Jerry, a caring street person who takes a mentally retarded Matthew Dillon under his wing, teaching him the survival smarts so necessary to society's left-overs. The two team up with three other vagrants in an attempt to build a nuclear group-support community and find little lasting security in the cold NYC street world.

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Cast

Matt Dillon
as Matthew
Rick Aviles
as Rosario
Robert Beatty Jr.
as Ex-Pharmacist
Reuben Schaefer
as Greek Man
Allison Mackie
as Dime Tipper
Irma St. Paule
as Neighbor Lady
Frances Chaney
as Woman in Window
Damon Chandler
as Her Manager
Aida Turturro
as State Employee
Mark Lotito
as Bellevue Doctor
Larry Kirwan
as Black 47
Chris Byrne
as Black 47
Daniel von Bargen
as Boat Captain
Evelyn Solann
as Bird Lady
Ellis Williams
as Metal Detector Guard
Fred Parcells
as Black 47
Thomas Hamlin
as Black 47
Stephen Mendillo
as Bridge Cop #1
Michael Badalucco
as Bridge Cop #2
Joe Pentangelo
as Arrest Cop #1
Mansoor Najeeullah
as Billie Sweetwater
Victor Slezak
as Driver #1
Peter Appel
as Demolition Man
Ron Brice
as Caesar
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Critic Reviews for The Saint of Fort Washington

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Sympathetic performances from Danny Glover and Matt Dillon somewhat compensate for the mildness of the material, but can't disguise the fact that the film has very little to say about a major societal problem.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Though something of a failure in its own terms, this social-conscience movie does produce a strong emotional tug...

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Whatever its shortcomings, The Saint of Fort Washington takes its subject very seriously, in ways that no audience can fail to find wrenchingly sad.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/4
New York Times
Top Critic

If you have ever stopped your car at an intersection and been approached by men with squeegees, offering to clean your windshield, you may have wondered who these guys are, where they come from, and where they go at night. This movie knows.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Masquerading as a social problem film about the homeless, this is a rather conventional male-buddy Hollywood movie, but the acting of Danny Glover and Matt Dillon is good.

October 4, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

This overlooked curio avoids the patronizing pathos that hobbles most 'worthy' Hollywood projects.

May 24, 2003 | Full Review…
Film4

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Fantastic movie.

Leo L
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