Blu-ray Release: State of Grace

Blu-ray Release Date: June 9, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

State of Grace, a 1990 neo-noir crime thriller starring Sean Penn (U Turn), Ed Harris (Pain & Gain), Gary Oldman (Lawless) and Robin Wright (Rampart), makes its Blu-ray debut courtesy of Twilight Time.

Gary Oldman, Robin Wright and Sean Penn star in State of Grace.

Gary Oldman, Robin Wright and Sean Penn star in State of Grace.

Terry Noonan (Penn) returns to New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood after a ten-year absence. Since he departed a decade ago, his childhood pal Jackie Flannery (Oldman) has gotten involved in an Irish crime organization (based on The Westies) run by his brother, Frankie (Harris). Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie’s sister, Kathleen (Wright). But in actuality, Terry is working as an undercover cop in an attempt to bust up the organization..!

State of Grace was generally well-received by critics, though it didn’t do bang-up business at the box office. Written by Dennis McIntyre and directed by Phil Joanou, it features a memorable evocative score by the great Ennio Morricone.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.