Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Sid Owen and Al Pacino

The other night the BBC aired one of their Before They Were Famous shows. It was a disappointment as I had seen most of the clips before.

But one glorious fact stood out: Sid Owen played Al Pacino's son in Revolution.

This was a dreadfully misconceived picture about the American War of Independence, released in 1985. A critical and financial disaster, it did much to ensure that the hoped for 80s boom in the British film industry never happened.

I had the feeling that there was a decent film in there somewhere, given ruthless editing, but this review reflects the consensus.

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