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Heartbreakers (1984)

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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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>

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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Die Herzensbrecher  »

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$104,125, 30 September 1984, Limited Release

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$148,750
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The character Arthur Blue (Coyote) is loosely based on fetishistic painter Robert Blue (son of actor Ben Blue) See more »

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Blue: How do you like my paintings?
Liliane: You reduce women to objects.
Blue: That's called art.
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Performed and Produced by Etta James
Arranged by Etta James & Brian Ray
Written by Etta James, Brian Ray, Steve LeGassick (as Steve Le Gassick) & Leo Nocentelli
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You feel for both of them
11 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Heartbreakers is a slow moving film about two friends who share more than friendship. They share a mutual feeling of wanting to outperform the other as well. Businesswise this is not a problem as one of the two is an artist. But where women are concerned, they want the one the other is having. After a slow build-up everything comes together when they share the same women in a threesome. Where the movie goes from there seems very logical from my point of view. It's a shame that this scene is sometimes omitted, as I once realised when I was watching this on the BBC.

It's a terrific movie and I consider it Peter Coyote's best. No action scenes, no violence, just psychological content to which anyone can connect. Recommended.


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