The Winner (1997)

The Winner (1997)

The Winner




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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 … More

Rating: R (For strong language, along with some violence and sexuality.)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Wendy Riss
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On DVD: Oct 21, 1997
Norstar Entertainment


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Full Review… | November 19, 2008
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Time Out
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San Francisco Chronicle
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New York Times
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The brash English filmmaker has made a film about a winner that is a loser.

Full Review… | January 20, 2004
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Whose The Winner?

Full Review… | January 12, 2003
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Audience Reviews for The Winner

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.

Anthony Valletta

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