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Crimes of the Heart (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 23 January 1987 (USA)
Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

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Barnette Lloyd
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Old Granddaddy
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Jean Willard ...
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Willie Jay (as Gregory Travis)
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Eleanor Eagle ...
Little Lenny
Jessica Ezzell ...
Little Meg
Natalie Anderson ...
Little Babe
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Storyline

Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it in Hollywood as a singer/actress, has had a wild life filled with many men. Their reunion causes much joy, but also many tensions. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Meg just left one. Lenny never had one. Babe just shot one. The MaGrath sisters sure have a way with men!

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Comedy | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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23 January 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crímenes del corazón  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,402,921, 14 December 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,905,500
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1.85 : 1
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One of five cinema movie collaborations [to date, June 2015] of actors Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange. The films include Frances (1982), Country (1984), Far North (1988), Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Don't Come Knocking (2005). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucille Botrelle: The damage to the spinal column's not yet been determined. But his breathing's stabilized and his liver's been saved.
Lennora Josephine 'Lenny' Magrath: Oh, well, that's good news.
Lucille Botrelle: None of this is good news Lennie Magrath! It's all a grueling nightmare and you mark my word those resposible will pay dearly!
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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Publisher Summy-Birchard Music Division of Birch Tree Group Ltd.
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a wonderful movie with three wonderful actresses
14 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

i liked this movie quite a bit.i guess it's a chick flick,but i also think it was part dark comedy.at least there were elements of that here and there.either way,it was a good movie.it's basically about three sisters who have all grown up and gone their separate ways,who are then reunited under less than ideal circumstances.Diane Keaton,Jessica Lange ,and Sissy Spacek are three sisters that couldn't be more different.once they're brought together again,they form new bonds and learn about each other.the film is very poignant,very moving.this is no action movie,it's dialogue and character driven,so it may seem slow,and it's not for everyone.but in this case,it is the journey,not the destination that's important.watching the three woman as they react to a life changing event is fascinating.a word of caution.there are one or two scenes where a racial slur is uttered,which is disturbing.otherwise though,a wonderful movie with three wonderful actresses.for me,Crimes of the Heart is an 8/10


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