Reach the Rock
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William Ryan made his directorial debut with this comedy-drama set in the small town of Shermer, Illinois, where vandalism by Robin Fleming (Alessandro Nivola) gets him thrown in jail by the two-man police force -- Sergeant Phil Quinn (William Sadler) and his dim-bulb deputy, Ernie (Bruce Norris). Quinn blames Fleming for the accidental swimming death of his nephew (Norman Reedus) four years previous. While the inept cops aren't looking, Fleming steals the key to his cell and exits, creating more town problems -- and then he returns. It's all a gambit on his part to gain forgiveness… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sensational performances. A Romantic, somewhat humourous tale."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Such a glorified workshop may have its rewards for the actors, but it leaves audiences with a booby prize."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A drama that probes the prejudices and divisiveness of a small community."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A snail-paced, airless bore."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
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