My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

City Of Hope

BBB.5

(out of 5)


John Sayles’ tale of urban drama is a multi-casted tale that takes place among a group of varied characters. The centre of the story revolves around an old apartment block that a big-time contractor () is planning on demolishing to make way for a more expensive, commercial development. His son Nick () has been a construction worker for many years, trying hard to live beyond the shadow of his father until this particular issue brings them together. is excellent as Spano’s sister, while  plays an honest politician who butts heads with corrupt lawmakers trying their best to make sure the construction deal goes through. Also starring , this film has some very memorable dramatic moments, but I don’t personally count it among Sayles’ best.


Esperanza Films Inc., The Samuel Goldwyn Company

USA, 1991

Directed by

Screenplay by John Sayles

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by John Sayles

Independent Spirit Awards 1991.  

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