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Trouble in Mind (1985)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | March 1986 (USA)
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The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.

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Lieutenant Gunther
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Nate Nathanson
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Sonja Nathanson
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Elmo
Caitlin Ferguson ...
Spike
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In the metropolis of Rain City which is run under a military state, Wanda's Café is the meeting point for several individuals, who, in the words of Lt. Gunther of the police department, are converging on "the shit (they're) wallowing in". Former Rain City police officer John Hawkins - Hawk to his friends - has just been released from prison where he served eight years for murder, a crime to which he readily admits. He killed Fat Adolph, a mobster, in an effort to clean up the streets and protect the ones he loved. He has returned to Wanda's - Wanda who was his former lover - to restart his life. Straightforward Wanda still loves Hawk, but is not in love with him, and as such offers him a place to stay with no strings. Wanda has just hired largely innocent Georgia to work in the café. Penniless Georgia and her husband Coop have just arrived in Rain City with their infant son Spike in the run-down camper in which they live. They believed moving to the city - their first time ever in ... Written by Huggo

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A Cidade do Vício  »

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Glenn Milstead's (better known as Divine) only film not in female drag. See more »

Quotes

Hilly Blue: [Talking to John Hawkins during the party] You know, not long ago I thought about committing suicide again. From time to time it gets to me. But then I think about how I didn't kill myself the other times. So I go to sleep for several days, and, when I wake up, I'm famished - a sure sign of good health. And good health is essential, isn't it, John?
Hilly Blue: [Turning to head down some stairs] John, come on down here. You must *always* pay attention when I speak - especially when I am discussing health... ...
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1986 (1987) See more »

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Trouble in Mind
Written by Richard M. Jones
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
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One of the most Underrated
7 December 2005 | by (finland) – See all my reviews

Trouble in Mind is a masterpiece from Alan Rudolph - the most underrated movie director of USA.

It's a great analysis of the amoral society where everyone is ready to sell a soul for his, his friend's or at least for his child's future. In the game of life only the ones wise enough to play with small bets survive.

80's were an afterglow of the 70's criticism against the weak but high developed systems. Although films like "To live and to die in L.A" got the most attention in this area, Trouble in Mind won't have to be ashamed no bit.


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