The Saint of Fort Washington

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The Saint of Fort Washington
Directed by Tim Hunter
Produced by Nessa Hyams
David V. Picker
Written by Lyle Kessler
Narrated by Danny Glover
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Frederick Elmes
Edited by Howard E. Smith
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
November 17, 1993
Running time
99 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10 million
Box office $5.9 million

The Saint of Fort Washington is a 1993 American drama film directed by Tim Hunter and starring Matt Dillon and Danny Glover.[1] Dillon won best actor at the 1993 Stockholm Film Festival for his performance.

Despite the poor box office returns, The Saint of Fort Washington was a critical success, many praising the performances of Matt Dillon and Danny Glover.


Matthew is a young man with a good heart that suffers from sporadic schizophrenic tendencies. He ends up with nowhere to live after a slumlord tears down his tenement. With nowhere left to go, Matthew resides at Fort Washington Armory, a nearby shelter. Bullied by punks, Matthew turns to a homeless military veteran, Jerry, for help on how to survive. Together they form a friendship that changes both of their lives forever.



Box Office[edit]

The movie opened at #15, making $695,200. It made a total American gross of $3,459,122. The film has a worldwide gross of $5,894,336 according to Box Office Mojo.

Critical Reception[edit]

The Saint of Fort Washington was well received. It currently holds a 78% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 11 reviews. Roger Ebert gave the movie 3/4.


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