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Second-Hand Hearts (1981)

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A high-spirited wife and her meekish husband hit the road to take back her kids from her previous marriage who live with her ex-inlaws.

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Loyal Muke
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Dinette Dusty
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Human Dusty
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Iota
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Sandra Dee
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Sandra Dee
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Voyd
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Ermy
Shirley Stoler ...
Maxy
Woody Chambliss ...
Deaf Attendant (as Woodrow Chambliss)
Gwen Van Dam ...
Waitress at Frankie's
Joe Wilson ...
One Arm Snake Rustler
Louis Williams ...
Car Wash Employer
James Steven Beverly ...
Alton
Spencer Quinn ...
Swollen Boy
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A high-spirited wife and her meekish husband hit the road to take back her kids from her previous marriage who live with her ex-inlaws.

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The Hamster of Happiness  »

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Uneven comedy-drama laced with winning performances
13 January 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Barbara Harris is terrific as Dinette Dusty, and supporting vets Shirley Stoler and Bert Remsen give her plenty of help setting the atmosphere in her hash-house for losers. The score also does a good job in helping set the mood. Once Robert Blake's character comes on the scene, the chemistry between the two stars takes center stage. Some of the writing makes little sense, and the direction seems unfocused in the first half of the film. But, overall, worth watching once.


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