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A dramatization spotlights the last day of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), who was stabbed to death in an alley near his home after a play rehearsal.

Cast & Crew

Val Lauren
Sal Mineo
Jim Parrack
Keir Dullea
James Franco
Milton Katselas
Vince Jolivette
Billy Belasco
Trevor Neuhoff
Michael Mason
Brian Goodman
Det. Tankersley
Raymond T. Williams
Lionel Ray Williams
Jason Fox
Steven Gustafson
Stacey Miller
Screenwriter
Christina Voros
Cinematographer
Neil Benezra
Original Music
Kristen Adams
Production Design
Eric Morrell
Art Director
Michelle Boucher
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  • All we do is wait through uneventful hours with the protagonist until their foreordained death comes as a kind of finale and release.

    November 1, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite its modest proportions and chilling finale, Sal is foremost an affectionate tribute, conjuring ample warmth out of relatively little.

    October 31, 2013 | Rating: B-
  • It functions under the delusion that subtext will magically appear if you linger on a character long enough, and the significance of most of its scenes is nothing if not inscrutable.

    October 30, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • As always, Franco demonstrates a talent for and interest in composition, performance, and the naked human moment.

    October 29, 2013 | Full Review…
  • By focusing on one day in Sal Mineo's life, Sal feels more intimate than other biopics. The strong lead performance of Val Lauren as Sal Mineo provides a fascinating glimpse into the life...

    December 8, 2020 | Full Review…
  • While the subject is intriguing, Franco's amateurish rendering would make a marvelous film school project, one that's neither compelling nor as provocative as it thinks it is.

    August 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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