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Title:
Return of the Secaucus 7
Author:
Sayles, John, 1950-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A group of activists meet for a reunion ten years after their original meeting.
General Note:
DVD version

Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.

Special features: audio commentary by John Sayles, featurette with John Sayles and Maggie Renzi, "Casa de los Babys" trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780792858126

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Summary

College friends reunite for a New England summer weekend in this low-budget first feature by accomplished independent filmmaker John Sayles. A predecessor of the well-paced, character-driven films in Sayles' future, Secaucus Seven also looks ahead to the 1980s ensemble movies that it inspired, most notably Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill, which arrived in theaters three years later. As each friend arrives at the house (or travels to the house), characterizations build, dialogue expands, and the house (and film) are full of people getting reacquainted and re-examining themselves and each other. Sayles builds the plot by testing the characters' connections: Will these former radicals accept the uptight boyfriend of the well-loved politico? What happens when a couple splits up? How does the educated set treat the local blue-collars? Many critics cited Secaucus Seven in their decade-end list of the best films of the 1980s. ~ Norm Schrager, Rovi


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