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One from the Heart (1981)

A couple has a fight after living together 5 years in Las Vegas. They go out and celebrate 4th of July, each with a new partner. Breakup?

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola)

Writers:

Armyan Bernstein (screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) (as Francis Coppola) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frederic Forrest ... Hank
Teri Garr ... Frannie
Raul Julia ... Ray
Nastassja Kinski ... Leila (as Nastassia Kinski)
Lainie Kazan ... Maggie
Harry Dean Stanton ... Moe
Allen Garfield ... Restaurant Owner (as Allen Goorwitz)
Jeff Hamlin Jeff Hamlin ... Airline Ticket Agent
Italia Coppola Italia Coppola ... Couple in Elevator
Carmine Coppola ... Couple in Elevator
Edward Blackoff Edward Blackoff ... Understudy
James Dean James Dean ... Understudy
Rebecca De Mornay ... Understudy (as Rebecca de Mornay)
Javier Grajeda ... Understudy
Cynthia Kania ... Understudy
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Storyline

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Frannie leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, they are but a stage of lights and colors. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion? Welcome to Coppola's Broadway-like romantic musical. Written by umyde

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The Francis Coppola classic that audiences never had the chance to see [re-release] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One from the Heart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$389,249, 14 February 1982

Gross USA:

$636,796

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$636,796
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Zoetrope Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Debut film score composed by singer, songwriter, and composer Tom Waits. See more »

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In the last scene, when Frannie returns home, you can see the camera rails covered with the carpet of the living room making two lumps that Frannie has to overcome by raising her feet to approach Hank when the traveling begins. See more »

Quotes

Leila: If you wanna get rid of a circus girl, all you've gotta do is close your eyes.
Hank: Yeah? Then what, circus girl?
Leila: She disappears. Like spit on a griddle.
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Referenced in Late Night with David Letterman: Episode #1.17 (1982) See more »

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Is There Any Way Out Of This Dream?
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Crystal Gayle (vocals), Bob Alcivar (piano), Greg Cohen (bass),
Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) & Shelly Manne (drums)
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The end of the great Coppola
5 February 2004 | by reddeath614See all my reviews

Many film fans are keenly aware of the circumstances surrounding Francis Coppola's "One From the Heart." It was the first film to launch his self financed Zoetrope Studios. He recruited many of the industries best and brightest for the production. It was Coppola's follow up to the legendary "Apocalypse Now." The film was supposed to mark a new direction for filmmaking as a whole. Zoetrope was to be a place where directors and storytellers could produce their films without studio interference. The artists would control the medium, not the business men. And with "One From the Heart", Coppola's dream came to a thundering halt after just one movie. Though not as well known, it stands along side "Heaven's Gate" as a film that proved that the wonder directors of the 70's would not be given the keys to the castle. "Heart" was that once in a decade disaster and it's not hard to see why it was such an ignored film. It turns out that this story behind the film is far more interesting to follow than the film itself.

"One From the Heart" is as stylized as films can come. Shot entirely on the sets at Zoetrope, "Heart" attempts to tell the story of Franny and Hank, a long together couple possibly nearing the end of their rope with one another. The couple calls it quits and they seek solitude in the arms of more adventuresome lovers for one night in an entirely reproduced Las Vegas. Coppola's decision to cast Frederic Forest and Teri Garr seems daring at first, almost brave. But casting two such down to Earth actors against the overwhelming design of "One From the Heart" leaves the two with nothing to do but drown under the neon cinematography. Garr and Forest give it a go, but their problems seem minor against the wave of the film itself. It's possible no two actors could've asserted themselves against this backdrop. Coppola has infused every shot in "Heart" with enough technique and design that he seems to have completely forgotten to add any element of genuine drama into the proceedings. The story never moves far beyond the 'will they stay together or break up' arc. It isn't without possibility, but it's more suited to a smaller more intimate scale, not the phantasmagoric, neon coated reality that constantly draws attention to itself that Coppola labors to construct. All the design is admirable and on occasion very gorgeous. But it won't take an astute viewer very long to see that "One From the Heart" is a film more intended to be looked at than actually watched. A technological achievement in filmmaking? Yes. A genuinely involving film? No.

Despite disliking the film I'm glad to see it's finally available on DVD in a watchable format. Viewers can finally see this much maligned film for themselves and decide about its merits. The film is also noted for it's songs and score by Tom Waits and Crystal Gail.


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