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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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From the director of The Godfather I & II and Apocalypse Now... a unique vision of love. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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Trivia

Regarding the poor critical reception, in a later interview Francis Ford Coppola has said that the film was still a "work in progress" when screened for blind bidding. He said the unfinished version was "a mess". He went on to say that "it was clear that it wasn't going to get a fair shot." See more »

Goofs

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

Hank: If I could sing, I'd sing. I can't sing, Frannie!
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Connections

Referenced in Inside the Coppola Personality (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

One From The Heart
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Tom Waits (vocals), Crystal Gayle ( vocals), Gene Cipriano (tenor sax), Jack Sheldon (trumpet)
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Beautiful art and good supporting roles, but lackluster in the story telling and the leading roles
13 February 2007 | by Rufus-TSee all my reviews

The art work is amazingly dazzling. I would watch the movie again just for the art alone. Much credit should be given to those who are involved in the art direction and the setting. Another bright side of the movie is the exotic appearance of the talented Nastassja Kinski. Her role was brief, much too brief. She light up the screen in those brief appearance. The scene of her dancing on the cocktail glass like a ballerina is worth a sight. She even give a nice small singing rendition, kinds of a reincarnation of Leslie Caron in her prime. Finally, the two male supporting roles of Raul Julia and Harry Dean Stanton were quite lively.

Despite the incredible art work, the enchanting performance by Nastassja Kinski, and the worthy male supporting role performances, this is really not a good movie. With all due respect, Coppola did not have his touch in his directing job to make the story interesting. Although this is a musical, since the leading actor of Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr can't sing, most of the songs were background singing by Tom Waite and Crystal Gayle. The singing and the music were nice music, but at times distracting to the movie. The casting for the leads of Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr were really nothing to be brag about. The two supporting roles of Raul Julia and Nastasja Kinski would have made the better leads.


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