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Shy People (1987)

 -  Drama  -  May 1988 (USA)
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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

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(as Andrei Konchalovsky)

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Cast

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Diana
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Ruth
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Grace
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Mike
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Tommy
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Mark
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Paul
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Candy
Michael Audley ...
Louie
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Larry
Tony Epper ...
Jake
Paul Landry ...
Henry
Warren Battiste ...
Dick
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Chuck
Vladimir Bibic ...
Welder
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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

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Plot Keywords:

bayou | independent film

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

May 1988 (USA)  »

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$769,119 (USA)
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Goin' to Town
Written, Arranged and Produced by Tangerine Dream
Lyrics by Ron Boustead
Vocal Performance Arranged and Performed by Michael Bishop
Vocal Performance Produced by Michael Bishop and Barry Rudolph
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Hillbillies Vs. The City Folk
17 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is standard hokum that pits a couple of city folk vs. some backwoods bayou dwellers.This film reminded me alot of "American Gothic",except this isn't supposed to be a horror film.Mare Winningham and Pruitt Taylor Vince have alot of fun portraying a couple of the hillbillies,and are the best part of the film.Jill Clayburgh turns in another in a string of lousy performances.Every performance she gives just seems to have a "TV movie" aura to it.There's also some great cinematography,which makes the film more interesting to watch than it deserves.


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