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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.

The Saint of Fort Washington
Directed byTim Hunter
Produced byNessa Hyams
David V. Picker
Written byLyle Kessler
Narrated byDanny Glover
Music byJames Newton Howard
CinematographyFrederick Elmes
Edited byHoward E. Smith
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
November 17, 1993
Running time
99 mins.
CountryUnited States
Budget$10 million
Box office$5.9 million

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 but suffers from sporadic schizophrenic tendencies. He ends up with nowhere to live after a slumlord tears down his tenement. Matthew is forced to reside at Fort Washington Armory, a nearby shelter. Bullied by punks, he 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 officeEdit

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 receptionEdit

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.


  1. ^ "The Saint of Fort Washington (1993) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie.

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