MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,331 this week

Second-Hand Hearts (1981)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 86 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 3 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


Related News

DVD: Review: Lookin’ To Get Out!
| avclub.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 846 titles
created 12 Sep 2011
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 19 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 14 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Second-Hand Hearts (1981)

Second-Hand Hearts (1981) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Second-Hand Hearts.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Madie Levrington is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York mental institution where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of an expensive divorce. She ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Dyan Cannon, Robert Blake, Quinn K. Redeker
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Bud Cort, Shelley Duvall, Sally Kellerman
Mixed Company (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Joseph Bologna portrays a racially prejudiced basketball coach who is persuaded to adopt three (more!) kids of mixed ethnic backgrounds. Frustrated and angry at first, his feelings soon turn to love. In HD.

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Barbara Harris, Joseph Bologna, Lisa Gerritsen
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around ... See full summary »

Director: James William Guercio
Stars: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitchell Ryan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, ... See full summary »

Directors: Piers Haggard, Richard Quine, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson
Gaily, Gaily (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

To escape sinful impulses, Ben Harvey, a callow youth, leaves his small town for Chicago in 1910. A pickpocket promptly relieves him of his money, and he nearly starves before Queen Lil ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Beau Bridges, Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

April has a problem. Whenever she gets anything like passionate with a guy all sorts of things seem to spontaneously combust. The only men she meets more then once are firefighters. ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Martinez
Stars: Barbara Harris, Michelle Meyrink, William O'Leary
Comedy | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A chicken hatchery owner and a novice private eye solve the arrow murder of local milkman, philanderer and animal fetishist.

Director: Dean Hargrove
Stars: Gabriel Dell, Jackie Coogan, Huntz Hall
Beverly Hills Buntz (1987–1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Norman Buntz, the gruff (and somewhat ethically questionable) detective from "Hill Street Blues" (1981) leaves the anonymous inner city and heads to the sunny climes of Southern California ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Franz, Peter Jurasik, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Scream Free! (1969)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Here's an "Easy Rider" - inspired plot with the combination of "West Side Story" stars. Richard Beymer falls in love with Lana Wood (sister Natalie wasn't available). They need cash so they... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Brame, John Lawrence
Stars: Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Lana Wood
Crime | Drama | Thriller

A boyfriend and girlfriend go camping for the weekend and run into an escaped convict.

Director: Kyle Gerkin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Loyal Muke
...
Dinette Dusty
Collin Boone ...
Human Dusty
Amber Rose Gold ...
Iota
Jessica Stansbury ...
Sandra Dee
Erica Stansbury ...
Sandra Dee
...
Voyd
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1982 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

The Hamster of Happiness  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in 1979. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
apologies jpgonzo81-1
buy ply66b
Willis Alan Ramsey christoddur-1
Discuss Second-Hand Hearts (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?