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Penn's debut as a writer-director tells the story of two brothers in Nebraska during the late '60s, who are forced to change their lives with the loss of their family farm. Joe is a good cop and family man who can't deal with the rage of his brother Frank, who has just returned from Vietnam and is turning to a life of crime. Penn does a decent job of representing the struggle between the responsible versus the rebellious side of human nature. Quiet and very stark. Based on the song "Highway Patrolman" by Bruce Springsteen.

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Available on Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Postwar, Cops, Brothers & Sisters, Adapted from a Song
Sean Penn
David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Sandy Dennis, Charles Bronson, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Benicio Del Toro
Sean Penn

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The Indian Runner
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Based on the Song “Highway Patrolman” by Bruce Springsteen, The Indian Runner came out in 1991. The movie has a runtime of 127 minutes. The Indian Runner is about two brothers, Joe (David Morse) and Frank Roberts (Viggo Mortenson), and their different views on life. Joe is a family man and a good guy. He’s also a cop. Frank just returned from Vietnam and has a negative look at life. He’s starting to go down a bad path of crime. The movie ends sadly, ending in disappointment and heartache.