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With: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer, J.T. Walsh, Ray McKinnon, Duncan Fraser, Valri Bromfield, Shane Meier, William Morgan Sheppard, Don S. Davis, Campbell Lane, Eric Schneider, Frank C. Turner, Gillian Barber
Written by: W.D. Richter, based on a novel by Stephen King
Directed by: Fraser Clarke Heston
MPAA Rating: R for violence and strong language
Running Time: 120
Date: 08/27/1993
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Needful Things (1993)

2 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Obscure Objects of Desire

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

This not-bad Stephen King adaptation is too long, but benefits from a snappy script by W.D. Richter and a top-notch cast. Leland Gaunt (Max von Sydow) arrives in a small, New England town and opens the title shop, where customers can get whatever they need -- for a price. Ed Harris plays the sheriff who suspects that something odd is up. Fraser Clarke Heston (Charlton Heston's son) directs. Kino Lorber released a decent 2015 Blu-ray edition with an interesting commentary track by Heston and a trailer.

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