Blue and Eli, two friends, have problems with women. Blue, a yet-to-be discovered painter is left by his longtime girlfriend, because she considers him too immature for a longlsting ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Heartbreaker (1983)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Frank Zuniga
Stars: Fernando Allende, Dawn Dunlap, Peter Gonzales Falcon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Coyote, Nathalie Baye
Spasms (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young woman, living with her parents and siblings on a remote farm in harsh, picturesque northern Québec, has three suitors: a steady and unimaginative farmer, Eutrope, the Americanized ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Carle
Stars: Carole Laure, Nick Mancuso, Claude Rich
Zoning (1986)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Ulrich Krenkler
Stars: Norbert Lamla, Hubertus Gertzen, Rainer Frieb
Shy People (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Barbara Hershey, Martha Plimpton
Wavelength (1983)
Biography | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two young lovers learn that a small group of child-like space aliens are marooned on Earth and are being held prisoner at a top secret military facility. The couple then decide to liberate ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Gray
Stars: Robert Carradine, Cherie Currie, Keenan Wynn
Forbidden (1984)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In Berlin in the early 1940s, romance is forbidden between the young countess who is studying veterinary medicine and a young man she meets at the home of a former professor. But they fall ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jürgen Prochnow, Irene Worth
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Christopher Allport, Cindy Pickett
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the same vein as Cain and Abel, here we have two brothers, one a renegade cop and the other a murderer with a taste for little boys. The brothers come to blows, from which only one can walk away.

Director: David Mitchell
Stars: Paul Coufos, Damian Lee, Marsha Levine
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Ernst A. Heiniger, Stefan Lukschy
Dead Solid Perfect (TV Movie 1988)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Made for Cable TV movie. A second-string pro golfer desprate for his shot at success tours the country. A realisting view of his adventures (or lack of them) while he tours the country.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Randy Quaid, Kathryn Harrold, Jack Warden
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Blue
...
Eli
...
Liliane
...
King
James Laurenson ...
Terry Ray
Carol Wayne ...
Candy
...
Libby
...
Cyd
George Morfogen ...
Max
...
Warren Williams
...
Reuben (as Henry Sanders)
...
Marvin
Terry Wills ...
Mortician
Annie O'Neill ...
Dukes Waitress
Michelle Davison ...
Fatburger Waitress
Edit

Storyline

Blue and Eli, two friends, have problems with women. Blue, a yet-to-be discovered painter is left by his longtime girlfriend, because she considers him too immature for a longlsting relationship. Eli on the other hand, who works in his father's aerobic suit business, is still searching for a woman who is interesting enough to spend more than one night with her. Their friendship is put to a severe test as both fall in love with Liliane, Blue's attractive new gallerist. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Herzensbrecher  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character Arthur Blue (Coyote) is loosely based on fetishistic painter Robert Blue (son of actor Ben Blue) See more »

Quotes

Blue: How come my paintings don't sell?
Eli: You paint things people are ashamed to hang on their walls.
See more »


Soundtracks

I've Been Loving You Too Long
Performed by Otis Redding
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Memorable and Funny Portrait of Best Friends Bumbling into Adulthood
25 August 2015 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Heartbreakers (1984) Bobby Roth wrote and directed this humorous yet poignant depiction of a male friendship that is tested by a femme fatale art dealer. Peter Coyote is Blue, talented LA painter who has been scraping by with the help of best buddy Eli (Nick Mancuso), heir to a struggling garment business. Carol Wayne, Kathryn Harrold, Jamie Rose, and Carole Laure are the women they spar and sometimes sleep with. The friendship between the two men is one of the most authentic and affecting I have seen on film. They complement each other well, and their loyalty to each other is expressed in quiet ways. Look for the scene about 38 minutes in, when Eli comes over and finds Blue sleeping on his layout table. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus, with a score by Tangerine Dream. A perceptive observation of young singles resisting the demands of full adulthood, and my choice as the best movie out there about modern day painters. Highly Recommended.

"Well, Syd told me, that you think abstractionists should be executed."


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Music from the Film nickhawkes
I have this on DVD-r, any Carole Laure fans? hopscotch6671
Fatburger location? uome216
Discuss Heartbreakers (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?