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72 Ratings


Directed by Nicolas Cage
United States, 2002
Crime, Drama


New Orleans, 1981. Sonny Phillips, just discharged from the Army, returns home. The only life he’s known is as a gigolo, working for his mother, but he wants to leave that behind. However, the job his Army buddy promised doesn’t materialize, and he can’t escape his past.

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Sonny Directed by Nicolas Cage

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  • Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film Sonny

    This one had some pretty good potential, and was surprising coming from Nicolas Cage (who'd go on to lend writing "talent" to the likes of things like "Ghost Rider", but I digress...) however it seemed to suffer from the same problem as a later Franco film "Shadows & Lies", builds up too much groundwork and only seems to bother with 25% of the character's possibilities.