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Hearts of Fire (1987)

 -  Drama | Music | Musical  -  November 1987 (UK)
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A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Billy Parker
Fiona ...
Molly McGuire
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James Colt
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Alfred
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Anne Ashton
Susannah Hoffmann ...
Blind Woman
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Jack Rosner
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Charlie Kelso
Tony Rosato ...
Woody
Ian Dury ...
Bones
Richie Havens ...
Pepper Ward
Timmy Cappello ...
Nico
Stella Duncan-Petley ...
Eliza
Lesleh Donaldson ...
Penny
Billy Block ...
Donnie
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A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.

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Final film directed by Richard Marquand. See more »

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5 May 2003 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I don't know how this movie was funded and let alone released on any medium. No, wait, I do, two words: Bob Dylan. This movie is awful and yet my friends and I can't stop watching it. First off, it stars a nobody (Fiona) who does not carry herself at all well. For her sake, I will blame her performance on lack of experience. Then there is the editing... lets just say that brevity was not a strong point. An example, about a minute and a half of Fiona yelling "screw you" back and forth to her boss. Doesn't one or two "screw you"s say enough - get on with it.

But neither of these items are half as bad as the script which makes no sense. Early on Billy Parker (Dylan) is asked why he is in town and answers with telling a story about how his parents met, then he says why he is in town. Or this piece of dialogue:

Dylan: When was the last time you wrote a song?

Everett: 2 years.

Dylan: And the last time you toured?

Everett: A year and a half.

(Pause)

Dylan: Got any Johnny Cash albums?

Everett: A few.

Dylan and Everett: (Uncontrollable laughter)

What? Huh? So many bad lines so little writing space.

And despite all this I enjoyed watching this film. It's like that wrecked car on the road, you've seen it before but have to watch it through. I must say I enjoyed watching Dylan, listening to the poor 80's music, Timmy Cappello on drums, and the various mullets (Rupert's was inspiring). Also, I enjoyed the worst (and funniest) punch in film history so much, that I replay it at least three times each time I watch the film.


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