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Caught Movie Review

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Caught is about Nick (Arie Verveen), a youthful drifter who gets caught up in the lives of a middle-aged couple, Betty and Joe (Maria Conchita Alonso and Edward James Olmos), who own a Mom-and-Pop fish store in Jersey City. When Betty and Joe's adult son Danny (Steve Schub), now a married parent, comes home, he is angered by the fact that his place in his parent's lives seems to have been usurped by Nick. Alonso and Robert Young–regular Olmos attracted good notices for their performances as Betty and Joe, and Caught also received attention for the “sexual steaminess” of some erotic sequences between Betty and Nick. Based on the novel Into It by screenwriter Edward Pomerantz.

1996 (R) 109m/C Edward James Olmos, Maria Conchita Alonso, Arie Verveen, Steven Schub, Bitty Schram, Shawn Elliot; D: Robert M. Young; W: Edward Pomerantz; C: Michael Barrow; M: Chris Botti. Nominations: Independent Spirit Awards ‘97: Best Actress (Alonso), Best Director (Young), Debut Performance (Verveen). VHS, LV, Closed Caption

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