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Turn the RiverAn only-in-the-movies mother hustles pool to raise the money to abduct the son she's been forbidden to see since her divorce. The kid's abusive father,...Turn the RiverPT92MRAn only-in-the-movies mother hustles pool to raise the money to abduct the son she's been forbidden to see since her divorce. The kid's abusive father,...2008-05-16Rip Torn
Famke Janssen, Turn the River

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Turn the River

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Famke Janssen; Starring: Rip Torn; Director: Chris Eigeman; Author: Chris Eigeman; Release Date Limited: 05/09/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: R

An only-in-the-movies mother hustles pool to raise the money to abduct the son she’s been forbidden to see since her divorce. The kid’s abusive father, meanwhile, is himself the angry son of a domineering, fanatically Catholic old bat. There are plenty more wildly arbitrary entanglements where those came from in Turn the River, the actor-indulgent first feature by Malcolm in the Middle’s Chris Eigeman: Rip Torn as a grizzled pool-hall owner and Terry Kinney as a kindly passport forger. Even in down-market tank tops, Famke Janssen looks fetching with a pool stick. C-

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