Jill Rachlin
May 29, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Old Explorers

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
100 minutes
performer
Colleen Dewhurst, José Ferrer, Megan Follows, James Whitmore
director
William Pohlad
distributor
Taurus Film
author
James Cada
genre
Drama

We gave it a D+

Colleen Dewhurst and José Ferrer, who both died recently, will be remembered for their distinguished acting careers — no thanks to two forgettable final movies. Aptly named, Termini Station is the grim, unappealing story of a dying alcoholic mother (played with frightening fierceness by Dewhurst) forced to come to terms with her prostitute daughter (Megan Follows, without her Anne of Green Gables goodness). Old Explorers is a thin, tiresome tale of two retired men (played valiantly by Ferrer and James Whitmore) who spend their last days pretending to be swashbuckling adventurers. These films are strictly for Dewhurst and Ferrer fans, and even they will want to fast-forward to the climactic monologues, in which Dewhurst warns of the perils of marriage and Ferrer offers a touching tribute to his dead friend. D+

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