Tenderness

Tenderness

Director: John Polson

Cast: John Polson, Russell Crowe, Laura Dern, Jon Foster

     
 

Adapted from the novel by Robert Cormier, this psychological crime drama tells the tense story of an obsessed police lieutenant who's on the hunt for a dangerous young killer. The first thing most people notice about handsome high school student Eric Komenko (Jon Foster) is his easy charm. But that charm doesn't run deep, because a closerSee more details below

Overview

Adapted from the novel by Robert Cormier, this psychological crime drama tells the tense story of an obsessed police lieutenant who's on the hunt for a dangerous young killer. The first thing most people notice about handsome high school student Eric Komenko (Jon Foster) is his easy charm. But that charm doesn't run deep, because a closer look reveals a cold-blooded killer. When Eric's devoutly religious mother discovers that her son has been sleeping around, the teen responds to her maternal scolding by viciously slaughtering both she and his father. The man assigned to Eric's case, Lt. Cristofuoro (Russell Crowe), believes that the young psychopath will kill again if given the opportunity. Lt. Cristofuoro knows that Eric has had a rough life, but he's determined to catch him before his murderous impulses once again take over. As Eric hits the road to Syracuse in search of a girl he met in juvenile detention, he is surprised to find Lori Cranston hiding in his truck. A tragic victim of sexual abuse, Lori knows what Eric is capable of, yet remains steadfast in her devotion to him. The crueler Eric is to Lori, the more she desires him. Later, as Lt. Cristofuoro closes in on the pair, Lori embraces her fate as Eric's next victim, and gives herself to him without struggle. But Eric is more interested in the girl from juvenile detention than he is with Lori. Little does the young killer realize that he's walking straight into a carefully set trap.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2010
UPC:
0031398112068
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
9,603

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Finding Tenderness: Bringing the Novel to the Screen

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Russell Crowe Lieutenant Cristofuoro,Lt. Cristofuoro
Laura Dern Actor,Aunt Teresa
Jon Foster Eric,Eric Komenko
Sophie Traub Lori,Lori Cranston
Arija Bareikis Marsha
Alexis Dziena Maria
Michael Kelly Gary

Technical Credits
John Polson Director
John Allen Executive Producer
Lisa Churgin Editor
Eric Daman Costumes/Costume Designer
Jana Edelbaum Executive Producer
Jay Faires Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Jonathan Goldsmith Score Composer
Scott Hanson Executive Producer
Amanda Harding Casting
Sam Hoffman Co-producer
Amanda Koblin Casting
Andrew Marcus Editor
Tracy McKnight Musical Direction/Supervision
Howard Meltzer Producer
John Penotti Producer
Charles Randolph Producer
Tom Stern Cinematographer
Emil Stern Screenwriter
Fisher Stevens Executive Producer
Tim Williams Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tenderness
1. Pain [8:40]
2. Eric Komenko [8:50]
3. A Free Man [7:07]
4. Road Trip [15:43]
5. Close Call [9:46]
6. Tracking [10:15]
7. "I Thought You Were Shy" [6:50]
8. A Request [3:36]
9. Fun Land [8:16]
10. "I Can't Protect You" [4:47]
11. Change [11:28]
12. End Credits [5:27]

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