November 12, 1986 |
The people who cooked up the cockeyed and relentlessly obnoxious Quiet Cool explain - to the few moviegoers who might conceivably be interested - that the title defines the hero's "existential state of purpose. " In fact, Quiet Cool is a film with no discernible reason for existence, and certainly no purpose, in its seedy development as a tale of revenge and marijuana-growing. The film is of minor note in introducing Nick Cassavetes - the 27-year-old son of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands.
December 24, 1987 |
Provence, the mid-1930s. It's been 10 years since the death of the hunchback Jean, defeated in his attempt to raise rabbits on land that had been deprived of water by the schemings of Cesar Soubeyran and his nephew, Ugolin. Shortly after his death, the Soubeyrans bought the land for next to nothing from Jean's widow, then unblocked the spring they knew had been there all along. The widow moved away, but Jean's daughter, Manon, stayed behind, watching. Thus the opening situation of "Manon of the Spring," director Claude Berri's sequel to his resounding success of earlier this year, "Jean de Florette.
March 2, 1987 |
The last time the two teams met, on Feb. 1, St. John Neumann stunned Archbishop Carroll with 33 points in the fourth quarter and beat the Patriots, 84-68. But in yesterday's Catholic League South Division regular-season finale, Carroll gained revenge with a convincing 68-51 win over visiting Neumann. The Patriots (10-4 league, 19-6), who finished in second place behind Roman Catholic, will play third-place West Catholic at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the opening round of the league playoffs at Villanova University's Du Pont Pavilion.
October 2, 2009 |
One minute, Brett Favre sternly insists he isn't out for revenge against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. The next, he says it's only human for him to feel as if he has something to prove to the team that traded him. In his first extended interview session with Wisconsin-based reporters since well before his unretirement saga went public last summer, Favre reluctantly revisited his departure from Green Bay. He also awkwardly backpedaled from...
January 28, 1989 |
A half-brother of former Philadelphia narcotics officer Richard Jumper acknowledged yesterday that revenge was his initial motivation in cooperating in an investigation of Jumper and other members of a Philadelphia police drug unit. "I started this out of revenge," testified Patrick J. Crawford, 31, who said that he had been angry because Jumper had been planning to fire him from his bartending job at a bar Jumper owned in the Port Richmond section of the city. The testimony came during Crawford's second day on the witness stand in the federal racketeering trial of Jumper and five other members of a now-defunct drug unit called Five Squad.
February 8, 1990 |
Swarthmore Academy coach Mark Jordan said in the preseason that if any team in the Tri-County League could blow out his team this season, it would be Wyncote. That's why Jordan was relieved and impressed, after taking Wyncote to the wire the first time they met in a game Swarthmore Academy lost by 10 on Dec. 17.In fact, he wasn't as worried before their second matchup on Tuesdaynight. Maybe he should have been. Wyncote's Lions got revenge for two blowout losses last season at the hands of the Knights, as well as their close game in December, blasting Swarthmore, 100-44, behind 44 points from forward Darrell Brown.
September 2, 1989 |
A certain sense of fear and anxiety accompanies nearly every football team going into its season opener, and that is especially true of Villanova, entering its first game today. The Wildcats, beginning the fifth season of their football renaissance under coach Andy Talley, have reason for concern on several fronts when they take on Richmond at University of Richmond Stadium in a Yankee Conference contest. There is the revenge factor, because the Wildcats manhandled the Spiders, 45-6, in last year's meeting at Villanova Stadium.
September 14, 2001
I DON'T KNOW, or care, who is responsible for this cowardly attack on innocent people. I do know, however, that I want to punish them as much as humanly possible. Bin Laden, Libya, Iraq, Iran - I think we now have to let it be known that no one is out of our reach. Mess with us and you will pay. God bless us all, mostly those who perished and their families. Charles Jones, Upper Darby I was amazed to see the tough talk that the Daily News was spouting on Wednesday.
January 20, 2012
A Delaware County man who posted a sex-tape video he made with an old girlfriend to get revenge after they broke up has pleaded guilty to obscenity and harassment charges. Christopher Thomas Scott, 20, of Newtown Square, received a sentence of three to 23 months, followed by three years of probation. Scott will be on house arrest during weekdays and will spend weekends in jail for 12 weeks. Scott posted the video of the 24-year-old woman on a number of websites. According to court records, the victim learned of the postings when her employer called her in, showed the video to her, and asked her to resign.
February 25, 2002
I promise you that the terrorists did not defeat my husband, no matter what they did to him, nor did they succeed in seizing his dignity or value as a human being. As his wife, I feel proud of Danny. . . . Revenge would be easy, but it is far more valuable in my opinion to address this problem of terrorism with enough honesty to question our own responsibility as nations and as individuals for the rise of terrorism. . . . My own courage arises from two facts. One is that throughout this ordeal I have been surrounded by people of amazing value.