Brothers Treat (Matthew Modine) and Philip (Kevin Anderson) have lived alone since they were kids when a small-time criminal enters their lives. Living without a father, the orphaned brothers subsist off the proceeds of petty theft in a run-down North Philadelphia row house. One night he kidnaps an enigmatic rich man, played by Albert Finney, who becomes the kind of father figure the boys have always longed for.
Orphans is a 1987 American drama film directed by Alan J. Pakula. It was written by Lyle Kessler, based on his play of the same name. It starred Albert Finney, Matthew Modine, Kevin Anderson, John Kellogg, Anthony Heald, Novella Nelson, Elizabeth Parrish, Novella Nelson and Frank Ferrara.
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Starring: Albert Finney, Matthew Modine, Kevin Anderson, John Kellogg, Anthony Heald, Novella Nelson, Elizabeth Parrish, Novella Nelson, Frank Ferrara
Screenplay by: Lyle Kessler
Production Design by: George Jenkins
Cinematography by: Donald McAlpine
Film Editing by: Evan A. Lottman
Costume Design by: John Boxer
Set Decoration by: Carol Joffe
Art Direction by: John Jay Moore
Music by: Michael Small
Distributed by: Lorimar Motion Pictures
Release Date: September 18, 1987