Martin's Day

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"A brief adventure that will change them forever."
  • PG
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.9  (371)

Martin's Day is a 1985 drama film directed by Alan Gibson, starring Richard Harris, Lindsay Wagner, and James Coburn. The movie follows Martin Steckert (Richard Harris), a former IRA member who is released from prison after serving 12 years for his involvement in a terrorist attack that killed innocent people. As he adjusts to life outside of prison, Martin struggles to find a purpose for his life, haunted by memories of his past and needing to come to terms with the consequences of his actions. Martin's saved when he is given an opportunity by Jonathan Paige (James Coburn), a wealthy businessman who offers him a job as a chauffeur.

While working for Jonathan, Martin meets and falls in love with Emily (Lindsay Wagner), Jonathan's assistant. But his past continues to catch up with him and Emily soon learns the truth about his violent past. Martin must decide whether to run away or to face the consequences of his past actions and try to make amends.

The movie deals with themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the consequences of one's actions, posing challenging questions about how we can forgive others and ourselves for the damage we may have caused in the past. Richard Harris delivers a powerful performance as Martin, bringing depth and complexity to the role of a man struggling to overcome his violent past and find a different path in life.

Lindsay Wagner plays Emily with sensitivity and empathy, creating a rich and nuanced character that acts as a moral compass for Martin. The romantic relationship between Martin and Emily is one of the central threads of the movie, highlighting the possibility of redemption and love as a way out of the cycle of violence and revenge.

James Coburn delivers a strong supporting performance as Jonathan, the wealthy businessman who offers Martin a chance at redemption. Coburn infuses the character with a sense of morality and compassion, providing a crucial foil for Martin's struggles.

Overall, Martin's Day is a well-crafted drama that deals with important issues in a thoughtful and sensitive manner. The movie explores the difficult question of how to move beyond violence and embrace forgiveness and redemption with nuance and integrity. The performances of Richard Harris, Lindsay Wagner, and James Coburn are all excellent, adding depth and complexity to a story that is both powerful and emotionally resonant.

Martin's Day is a 1985 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    5.9  (371)