The 1986 thriller At Close Range, starring Sean Penn and Christopher Walken, will be released on Blu-ray Disc Nov. 1 as part of the MVD Rewind Collection from MVD Entertainment Group.
In the film, a teenage farm boy looking for excitement finds himself on a collision course with his smooth-talking gang leader father in this tale based on the story of real-life killer Bruce Johnston.
Juvenile delinquent Brad Whitewood Jr. (Penn) knows about petty theft, but he wants big money — enough to blow the lid off his boring life, enough to get out of town and to find his old man (Walken). He wants to be like his dad, a big-time thief, who knows “the business.” Seductive and sinister, Brad’s father is full of toxic wisdom that makes his illicit life appear eerily sexy. But when Brad witnesses his father deliberately killing someone, he realizes he may not only be in over his head, he may also lose it for good.
The film — which features the single “Live to Tell” by Madonna — also stars Mary Stuart Masterson, Crispin Glover, Tracey Walter, Kiefer Sutherland, David Strathairn, Stephen Geoffreys and Candy Clark.
At Close Range is written by Academy Award nominee Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, Fallen, Bicentennial Man, Enough), who is also the son of legendary director Elia Kazan. It’s directed by James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, Fear, After Dark, My Sweet, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed).