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Summer of Sam (The Son of Sam) (1999)

Summer of Sam
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Mira Sorvino Mira Sorvino
Saverio Guerra Saverio Guerra
Brian Tarantina Brian Tarantina
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A very good movie

9 years, 7 months ago at Jan 11 12:15
I have noticed that this movie never got much love and it is pretty much forgotten nowadays but I think it is actually quite a shame. To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen it (in fact, Iโ€™m pretty sure I saw it in the movie theater when it was released) but I should definitely check it out again when I have the opportunity. Anyway, in my opinion, I think it is in fact one of the bes... read more
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Release date: 2 July 1999
UPC: 717951004734
Tags: Drama (9), Crime (7), Serial Killer (7), Thriller (6), 1990s (6), Romance (5), Disco (4), 1999 (4), Punk (4), Police (3), New York City (3), New York (2), Jealousy (2), Tension (2), Spike Lee (2), Talking Animal (2), Intolerance (2), Television Reporter (2), Vigilante (2), Vigilantism (2)
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