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Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five

Street Date:
April 24th, 2018
Movie Release Year:
MPAA Rating:
MVD Rewind Collection
92 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Jon Cryer, Rick Stear, Rafael Báez, Ione Skye, Frank Whaley, and Peter Gerety


Richard Schenkman

Plot Synopsis:

Coney Island on a cold winter's day is the setting for this thoughtful, yet very funny drama about friendship, memory, and regret. Two lifelong friends, Stan and Daniel, hear a rumor that childhood buddy Richie has lost his mind and is now homeless and living somewhere near the fabled amusement park. In a search for meaning in their own lives, they set off on a day-long quest to find him, encountering a cast of oddball characters including a philosophical skee-ball attendant, a most unlikely pair of lovers, and a less than freaky Freak show. In the process, we discover that Stan and Daniel have their own demons to deal with; Stan's drinking is bringing him to the brink of losing everything he loves, while Daniel harbors the memory of a betrayal that may have been more important than he could have ever imagined. When they actually find Richie, the revelations come fast and furious; the real reason for Richie's disappearance, the true impact of Daniel's treachery, and the extent of Stan's descent into alcoholism. When the dust settles they are faced with the dilemma: what do they do now?

Based on a true story, the award-winning Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five is a journey that goes from the hilarious to the heart-rending. It is about the limits of friendship, and the meaning of love. 

Technical Specs

  • NEW FRAME-BY-FRAME DIGITAL RESTORATION of the film from original 35mm film elements

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • English PCM 5.1
  • English PCM 2.0


  • Audio commentary by the director
  • Behind the scenes documentary feature
  • Photo gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Actor biographies
  • NEW Introduction from director Richard Schenkman and Jon Cryer (HD)