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Trouble in Mind (1985)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | March 1986 (USA)
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The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writer:

Alan Rudolph
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Hawk
Keith Carradine ... Coop
Lori Singer ... Georgia
Geneviève Bujold ... Wanda
Joe Morton ... Solo
Divine ... Hilly Blue
George Kirby ... Lieutenant Gunther
John Considine ... Nate Nathanson
Dirk Blocker ... Rambo
Albert Hall ... Leo
Gailard Sartain ... Fat Adolph
Robert Gould ... Mardy Stoog
Antonia Dauphin Antonia Dauphin ... Sonja Nathanson
Campbell De Silva ... Elmo (as Billy Silva)
Caitlin Ferguson Caitlin Ferguson ... Spike
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Storyline

In the metropolis of Rain City which is run under a military state, Wanda's Café is the meeting point for several individuals, who, in the words of Lt. Gunther of the police department, are converging on "the shit (they're) wallowing in". Former Rain City police officer John Hawkins - Hawk to his friends - has just been released from prison where he served eight years for murder, a crime to which he readily admits. He killed Fat Adolph, a mobster, in an effort to clean up the streets and protect the ones he loved. He has returned to Wanda's - Wanda who was his former lover - to restart his life. Straightforward Wanda still loves Hawk, but is not in love with him, and as such offers him a place to stay with no strings. Wanda has just hired largely innocent Georgia to work in the café. Penniless Georgia and her husband Coop have just arrived in Rain City with their infant son Spike in the run-down camper in which they live. They believed moving to the city - their first time ever in ... Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

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English | Korean | Spanish | Japanese | Latin

Release Date:

March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Vício See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,029, 15 December 1985

Gross USA:

$19,632

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,632
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1:85: 1
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Trivia

Divine suggested to Alan Rudolph that Hilly Blue should wear a tuxedo. Moreover, Hilly Blue was patterned after Sydney Greenstreet. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Gunther: Hawk, you understand why none of us could attend the trial. You know the policy.
Hawk: Hey, I know. It's okay, you didn't miss much. I said "I'm guilty," and everybody agreed.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Best Films of 1986 (1987) See more »

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El Gavilan
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Performed by Marianne Faithfull
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Alan Rudolph's best film holds up admirably.
19 October 2001 | by roganmarshallSee all my reviews

"Trouble in Mind" is one of those movies that only reveals its greatness about the third time you see it; a wealth of details which, on first viewing, strike the perceptive viewer as scatterbrained or irrelevant, unfold on closer inspection into a rich, lushly imagined fantasy world, and dialogue which at first sounds precious or forced becomes endlessly quotable. It's hard to be an Alan Rudolph "fan," as his work is decidedly uneven; but on this picture, which followed the critical and commercial success of "Choose Me," he is at the peak of his powers. And, if none of this convinces you, you should check this one out for the performances, not least among which is Divine's startling turn as coldblooded (male) gangster Hilly Blue (worthy of awards, in a better world than this).


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