Press Junket for A Midnight Clear (1992)


"As the end of World War II approaches, a group of American soldiers settle in a deserted house on the Franco-German border in order to report on enemy movements. But their foe remains elusive, and after making contact with these young, nervous men, the Germans prove strangely unwilling to attack. Less war movie than psychological thriller, writer/director Gordon's absorbing, stylised adaptation of William Wharton's novel explores issues of faith and morality. The performances are uniformly excellent as the film moves inexorably towards bloody confrontation and spiritual reckoning." (TimeOut London)

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Keith Gordon

Cast and Crew

Partial Listing
(see IMDB for complete list)

Writing Credits
William Wharton (novel)
Keith Gordon (screenplay)

Peter Berg – Bud Miller
Kevin Dillon – Cpl. Mel Avakian

Arye Gross – Stan Shutzer
Ethan Hawke – Sgt. Will Knot
Gary Sinise – Vance ‘Mother’ Wilkins
Frank Whaley – Paul ‘Father’ Mundy
John C. McGinley – Major Griffin
Larry Joshua – Lieutenant Ware
David Jensen – Sergeant Hunt
Curt Lowens – Older German Soldier

Produced by
Marc Abraham – executive producer
Armyan Bernstein – executive producer
Bill Borden – producer
Margaret Hillard – associate producer
Dale Pollock – producer
Tom Rosenberg – executive producer

Original Music by
Mark Isham

Cinematography by
Tom Richmond

Film Editing by
Don Brochu

Casting by
Gary M. Zuckerbrod



Vincent Canby, The New York Times, April 24, 1992

Roger Ebert,, May 1, 1992

Hal Hinson, The Washington Post, May 1, 1992

Michael Wilmington, The Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1992


Awards, Nominations, Festivals

1993 - Keith Gordon nominated for Best Screenplay Award, Independent Spirit Awards