The Indian Runner (Special Edition)

Directed by Sean Penn

Release Year: 1991
Running Time: 127
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: Engish
Subtitles: Optional English
Subtitles: Optional English
Genres: Drama
     

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Cast
David Morse
Viggo Mortensen
Charles Bronson
Dennis Hopper
Patricia Arquette
Sandy Dennis
Valeria Golino

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Directed by Sean Penn

This writing and directorial debut from award-winning actor Sean Penn (Into the Wild) is a raw, intense drama filled with emotion and truth. An all-star cast featuring David Morse (The Green Mile), Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises), Charles Bronson (Mr. Majestyk), Valeria Golino (Rain Man), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Sandy Dennis (The Fox) and Dennis Hopper (River’s Edge) gives The Indian Runner a fundamental honesty and real substance. As deputy sheriff in a small town, Joe (Morse) leads a pretty simple life with his loving family. However, his idyllic existence abruptly changes when his troubled brother Frank (Mortensen) arrives unannounced at Joe's door. Much to the chagrin of his wife (Golino), Joe wants to help Frank make a better life for himself. But Joe soon discovers that this is a formidable task. And so Frank continues his destructive behavior, Joe decides he's had enough, and they square off in a final showdown that pits blood against blood.