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Home Is Where the Hart Is (1987)

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Nurse and con artist Belle Haimes (Valri Bromfield) lives with her dull-witted husband Rex Haimes (Stephen E. Miller) in the Hart Mansion in British Columbia. There she cares for the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valri Bromfield ...
Belle Haimes
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Rex Haimes
Deanne Henry ...
Selma Dodge
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Carson Boundy
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Martin Hart
Ted Stidder ...
Art Hart
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Sheriff Nashville Schwartz
Joe Austin ...
Slim Hart
Enid Saunders ...
Minnie Hart
Leslie Jones ...
Night Nurse
Dana Still ...
2nd Blind Man
Jeni Le Gon ...
Wanda Fuch (as Jeni LeGon)
Jackson Davies ...
Minister at Funeral
Hagan Beggs ...
Gravedigger
Marc Bourrel ...
Chester Nimms
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Nurse and con artist Belle Haimes (Valri Bromfield) lives with her dull-witted husband Rex Haimes (Stephen E. Miller) in the Hart Mansion in British Columbia. There she cares for the invalid, 103 year-old Slim Hart, aka Pappy, (Joe Austin) and his wife, Minnie (Enid Saunders) who is in a coma. Waking up from a sleep, Belle is not enthusiastic about returning to her job and overhears the night nurse (Leslie Jones) reading a postcard from the Hart's two twin boys, Martin Hart (Eric Christmas) and Art Hart (Ted Stidder) that they will be returning home soon. Belle plots the death of old Mrs. Hart and the kidnapping of Old Pappy but things don't go quite according to plan. Written by Kevin Cloud Brechner, Time River Productions

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The Luckiest Man Alive
Composed, Written and Sung by Long John Baldry
Publshed by Music Line Publishing
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Blue Wave Recording Studios
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Below average farce has some good moments.
17 May 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

This Canadian film directed by Rex Bromfield is a comedy depicting the efforts of two senior citizen brothers (Eric Christmas & Ted Stidder) to rescue their 103 year old father, Slim Hart, from his nurse who has kidnapped him for the purpose of acquiring his billions through marriage. After renting an automobile, the elderly pair make their way through beautiful British Columbia, masquerading here as the U.S., to visit their "pappy" (Joe Austin) but find only distress, victims of a robbery by a fake nun as well as having been apparently shorn of their parent. The nurse, Belle Haimes, is an authentic monster, played acerbically by comedienne Valri Bromfield, who has murdered Mr. Hart's fourth wife in order that she may marry him. The brothers request assistance from the local sheriff, Nashville Schwartz (Leslie Nielsen), who gives them lodging space in his jail, since their credit cards and luggage were taken along with their vehicle in the robbery. Abetting Belle with her marital ploy for sudden wealth is the town's leading shyster, Carson Boundy (Martin Mull) and an alcoholic owner of a local motel, portrayed by Deanne Henry. Boundy will receive a percentage of Belle's gain because of his assistance in obtaining a quick divorce for her from her husband Rex (Stephen E. Miller) to enable her to immediately wed Mr. Hart, and the motel drunk is in love with the hapless Rex and hopes to win him as her prize in the affair. As one can easily glean from this brief synopsis, these would not normally be the events of a comedic enterprise, but director/scriptor Bromfield is not pavid in anything which he applies to this story to give it farcical properties. He is most successful with visual humour, and many of that type of gag are worth second looks, but when slapstick takes over, or the sour performance of Valri Bromfield is to the fore, the film's appeal wanes markedly. The camerawork is directed with fine style by Bob Ennis and a rollicking score is contributed by Eric Robertson, each of whom help greatly in moving the work past its flabbier moments.


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