Orphans Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Orphans the Movie

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Three brothers and their handicapped sister come unraveled in the 24-hour period following their mother's death. The four Flynn siblings head for the pub the night before the funeral where eldest brother Thomas (Lewis) takes to singing, drawing amusement from the onlookers. This upsets Michael (Henshall), who then gets stabbed in the subsequent bar fight, leading youngest brother John (McCole) to vow to get revenge. Meanwhile, angry, wheelchair-bound Sheila (Stevenson) is bored and decides to take a little roll around Glasgow on her own. Frustrated characters all lash out at one another. Feature directorial debut of actor Mullan.


The Shooting Gallery, 609 Greenwich St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10014, Phone: (212)905-2000, Fax: (212)905-2221, URL: http://www.shootinggallery.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 102 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Funerals, Brothers & Sisters, Glasgow, A Day in the Life. . ., Physical Problems, Black Comedy
Peter Mullan
Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Stephen McCole, Rosemarie Stevenson, Alex Norton, Frank Gallagher, Malcolm Shields
Grant Scott Cameron
Peter Mullan
Craig Armstrong

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