Return of the Secaucus 7

Release Date: April 12, 2002
Limited release

Secaucus 7

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A reissue of John Sayles' 1980 directorial debut, Return of the Secaucus 7 is a film that made a number of critics' Best of the '80s lists. Made on a budget of only $60,000, the movie had virtually no star power at the time and still doesn't.

The Secaucus 7 of the movie's title are seven friends who were arrested during their college days in New Jersey when they were on their way to a protest in Washington, DC. The film is set ten years after that event, as the friends gather at the home of Mike and Katie, who are now schoolteachers in New Hampshire. As each friend arrives at the house or is in the process of traveling to the house, we learn more about the characters as the group gets reacquainted and the different individuals begin to re-examine themselves and one another.

If the general premise of Return of the Secaucus 7 sounds familiar, that's probably because The Big Chill, which had a much larger impact at the box office, was inspired by this independent production. Secaucus 7 will receive a limited release in theaters, and will probably be followed by a video release. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Return of the Secaucus 7 (Re-release)
Main Cast Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre
Supporting Cast Maggie Cousineau, Gordon Clapp, Jean Passanante, Karen Trott, Mark Arnott, David Strathairn, John Sayles
Director John Sayles
Screenwriter John Sayles
Distributor Independent release
Rating R
Running Time 110 minutes
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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