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The Myth of Fingerprints

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Original title
The Myth of Fingerprints
Running time
91 min.
United States United States
Bart Freundlich
David Bridie, John Phillips
Stephen Kazmierski
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Sony Pictures Classics
Drama. Action | Thanksgiving. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
A Sundance Festival special, this indie family comedy-drama was given unduly harsh treatment by critics when it was released. Starring as the long-estranged son of an emotionally distant father, Noah Wyle comes home to his family for Thanksgiving in hopes of reconnecting with his old girlfriend, and receives unexpected results. But he's not the only one coming back. There's the brother with a cute fiancée (Hope Davis), who doesn't quite understand what all the tension is about. There's the glum sister (a hilarious Julianne Moore) who is down on love and everything else until she connects with a childhood acquaintance. And Mom (Blythe Danner) is there to referee it all. But the central conflict involves Wyle and his father (Roy Scheider in a wonderfully eccentric performance). --Marshall Fine (from
1997: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Male (Roy Scheider)
1997: Sundance Film Festival: Nominated for Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic
1997: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Official Selection
2000: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Producers Award
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