Safe Passage

Safe Passage

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sam Shepard, Robert Sean Leonard


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This family drama features an ensemble cast led by Susan Sarandon and Sam Shephard and tells the story of a recently divorced mother and father who gather with six of their seven sons when word comes that the absent son may have been killed in a military attack. The film also stars Marcia Gay Harden and Nick Stahl and is featured on this DVD in widescreen with the audio available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound as well as Dolby Digital Stereo. Along with English and Spanish subtitles, the disc is rounded out by the film's original theatrical trailer.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2004
UPC: 0794043694325
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG-13
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Sarandon Mag Singer
Sam Shepard Patrick Singer
Robert Sean Leonard Alfred Singer
Sean Astin Izzy Singer
Marcia Gay Harden Cynthia
Nick Stahl Simon Singer
Jason London Gideon Singer
Matt Keeslar Percival Singer
Philip Bosco Mort
Michael A. Goorjian Actor
Joe Lisi Dog Owner
Marvin Scott Newsperson
Bill Boggs Newsperson
Christopher Wynkoop Evangelist
Philip Arthur Ross Merle
Steven Robert Ross Darren
Jesse Lee Percival, age 9 and 10
Jordan Clarke Coach
Jeffrey DeMunn Doctor
Rutanya Alda Beth
Kazuya Takahashi TV News Cameraman
Ralph Byers Sinai Reporter

Technical Credits
Robert Allan Ackerman Director
Betsy Beers Producer
Michael Bigger Makeup
Dan Bishop Production Designer
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
Marilyn Carbone Makeup
Pam Dixon Casting
Dianna Freas Set Decoration/Design
David Gale Executive Producer
Deena Goldstone Screenwriter
Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costumes/Costume Designer
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Diana Pokorny Producer
Jefferson Sage Art Director
Rick Shaine Editor
Ruth Vitale Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/A Sign [:17]
2. Which One Is It? [:35]
3. Sketchy Bad News [4:24]
4. Waiting and Fighting [4:26]
5. Cause for Blindness [4:26]
6. A Full House [1:51]
7. The Mother Monster [:08]
8. How to Tell Gideon [5:23]
9. "Push Past the Pain" [2:38]
10. Plenty of Passion [:54]
11. Sleeping Arrangements [4:32]
12. Brotherly Hate [3:42]
13. A Question of Blame [1:41]
14. Inadequate Stoner Mom [4:36]
15. "God Likes a Go-Getter" [2:01]
16. Sick, Pessimistic & Annoying [:21]
17. Arson Therapy [6:23]
18. Truth in Alcohol [2:22]
19. Paper-Route Death [1:55]
20. The Allergy Theory [4:28]
21. "Singers Never Give Up" [5:35]
22. The Day They Know [1:56]
23. End Credits [1:02]

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Safe Passage 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie, and I have for years. This is the story of a woman who, drawn to strange psychic superstitions which help her cope, discovers that the children whom she is losing through their maturity return to her when it really counts, drawing together to resolve the conflicts that drove them all apart. Mag has the power to tell the future with her dreams, and this movie begins with a dream predicting disaster, so when she awakens she calls up all of her sons and finds they're okay, except for Percival the soldier. When someone turns on the news, it's revealed that, in a counter-strike, Percival's combat unit may have all been killed in an explosion. As Mag grows older and faces life alone with only youngest child Simon, who is equally psychically superstitious but in even darker ways (putting a stop to a family fight by cutting himself on purpose with a knife) she finds herself malcontent with the shaft she's had in life. Her husband, some kind of inventor with convinent blindness, has left her and her children are growing up. Alfred, the eldest, has clearly taken after Mag but in a far more sensible way. He is engaged to a psychologist with two children of her own, Cynthia I think. The scenes where she and Mag have a chance to talk are some of the best, and most revealing, in the movie. Izzy is the brilliant one, some type of biologist who favors his father over his mother, even though the father doesn't give a damn about him. The annoying twins, Merle and Darrin, are in college now and their trying to develop into different people, but they never quite manage to, especially since their pairing is frequently emphasized in the family dynamic. Gideon, who only wanted to be part of the family, just as Izzy wished to, managed to link to his brother, Percival, again enduring the exclusion of their father. Gideon followed Percival and surpassed him because Gideon never quit. One of the best scenes in the movie is when Gideon forces the father to look back at how he handled the boys by telling him off. But Gideon's will is now sapped, because he fears that by besting Percival, he has driven him off. This is the basis for the conflict with the father, who refuses to accept imperfection. Percival is the primary matter of the family, for in the Islamic counter-strike, Percival, who has joined the army when he lost to Gideon at a race, (seemingly the last straw) could possibly be one of the men who was slain in the explosion. Is he alive, or not? That is the strict underpinning of the film, and the tension.