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Crooked Hearts (1991)

How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.

Director:

Michael Bortman

Writers:

Robert Boswell (novel), Michael Bortman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Berg ... Tom (as Pete Berg)
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Charley
Noah Wyle ... Ask
Peter Coyote ... Edward
Cindy Pickett ... Jill
Juliette Lewis ... Cassie
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Marriet Hoffman
Wendy Gazelle Wendy Gazelle ... Eileen
Marg Helgenberger ... Jennetta
Deanna Milligan ... Julie (as Deanna Jean Milligan)
Sacha Moiseiwitsch Sacha Moiseiwitsch ... Bonita (as Sasha Moisewitsch)
Joshua Jackson ... Tom (11 years)
Ryan Jorgenson Ryan Jorgenson ... Ask (9 years)
Ian Tracey ... Limber Watkins
Vincent Gale ... Charley's Friend
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Storyline

A young man leaves college and re-enters life with his dysfunctional family. Slowly, long-buried secrets involving their father are unraveled and the animosities between the father and older brother are revealed. As the past is revealed, new tragedies pulls the family together at last. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brustna hjärtan See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$30,964

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,964
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Joshua Jackson. See more »

Quotes

Tom: You here to beat me up, Charley? I know you can do it.
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Soundtracks

Ain't Got No Home
Written by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry (as Clarence Henry)
Performed by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
Courtesy of MCA Records
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a little Shakespearean gem
14 April 2003 | by sl2mailSee all my reviews

I saw this film recently on cable and found it almost Shakespearean in its depiction of family trouble: fundamental character flaws or weaknesses leading to tragedy, pride keeping the truth from being known when it would be better to bring things out in the open, old secrets coming back to wreak havoc.

It's not always an easy film to watch, because you want to stop certain things from happening. But every character is multi-dimensional and real, and - as in Shakespeare - there is humor in the story and hope for recovery and redemption in the end. I cared about these people and their situation.

Slow going at times, but give it a chance - it lingers.


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