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Heartbreakers (1984)

R  |   |  Drama  |  28 September 1984 (USA)
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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 »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Laurenson ...
Terry Ray
Carol Wayne ...
George Morfogen ...
Warren Williams
Reuben (as Henry Sanders)
Terry Wills ...
Annie O'Neill ...
Dukes Waitress
Michelle Davison ...
Fatburger Waitress


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 <>

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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Herzensbrecher  »

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


Blue: How come my paintings don't sell?
Eli: You paint things people are ashamed to hang on their walls.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »


Performed by Nona Hendryx
Courtesy of RCA Records
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This film is a lost gem for Peter Coyote fans.
20 June 2000 | by (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada) – See all my reviews

Perhaps this excellent film could not easily be appreciated in its time. I was one of the few people I know of who thought this film was terrific when it was first released. I first saw it in at the Dallas Film Festival in 1984; then in 1999 on cable TV. Fifteen years later I realized it was even better than I had originally thought!

Viewing it in 1984, I saw it as a breakthrough film depicting a view of the dark side of the new young, hip culture of its time. The values and attitudes that are now emblematic of the 80s are all well-represented in this film.

But wait! That's not all that this film is about. In retrospect, it's a coming of age film that very subtly reflects the transition from the 1970s to the 1980s. We see the freewheeling spirit of the 70s while at the same time a longing for meaning and depth that being a free spirit alone cannot bring. Interestingly, the primary relationship is between two people who are seeking true friendship.

"Heartbreakers": Whose hearts are breaking? Mine for one. I am so disappointed that it took 15 years to be able to see this film again. The upside is that with so many new TV venues it's likely to be screened now more than ever so no one has to miss it for as long as I did. If you're a Peter Coyote fan, don't miss this one!

P.S. I wish this film would be released in video so it could be even more accessible.

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