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Review: Working Man

— by BEV QUESTAD —

What to do when life throws curve balls and there’s not much time left to recover?

“Working Man” features the most stunning acting in memory. Peter Gerety, aged 80 with a hard beachball belly and 64 films under his belt since 1961, takes the screen away in an understated characterization of a man in trouble. Trying to save him are the charismatically handsome Billy Brown and lovely Talia Shire.

The film begins with Allery Parkes (Gerety) searching frantically for his son. Then it quickly tacks to the present when the plastics factory where he works shuts down without severance pay. (CONTINUED)


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Reimagination of the drive-in movie theater

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Review: Driveways

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An exclusive interview with actor Pat Finn

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Tom Cruise Gets Space-y

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Review: Bull

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