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Where the Heart Is (1990)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 February 1990 (USA)
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Stewart McBain (Coleman) is a real-estate mogul who spends his living blowing up old buildings to make room to erect new buildings. All goes as planned for a new subdivision, until a group ... See full summary »

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Stewart McBain
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Daphne McBain
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Jean
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Lionel
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Chloe McBain
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Jimmy
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Harry
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Tom
Ken Pogue ...
Hamilton
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Sheryl
Michael Kirby ...
Lionel's Father
Dennis Strong ...
Timothy Stickney ...
Marcus
Emma Woollard ...
Olivia
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Stewart McBain (Coleman) is a real-estate mogul who spends his living blowing up old buildings to make room to erect new buildings. All goes as planned for a new subdivision, until a group of protesters object to the destruction of one lonely, ugly building, called the Dutch House. Typically, the media is sent to the scene of the protest, and McBain appears on TV in a bad way. His children - Daphne (Thurman), Chloe (Amis), and Jimmy (Hewlett) - ridicule him for appearing on TV, and as a reward for their remarks, he drops them off at the Dutch House with $750 apiece, and tells them they're on their own. They must find jobs if they expect to make money to stay warm. McBain and his wife, Jean watch from afar as their children adapt to their new lifestyle, meeting new friends, and inviting others into their new home, including a decrepit bum. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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23 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ahol a szív lakik  »

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$1,106,475 (USA)
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Crispin Glover filmed this movie at the same time Back to the Future Part II (1989) was being shot. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: We're broke, we're desperate, we're hopeless... The fag doesn't pay, the Shit doesn't pay...
Chloe McBain: Don't call him "the fag!"
Daphne McBain: Don't call him "the Shit!"
Shitty: At least I'm "the Shit." You're just A shit.
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Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis)
Written by Margo Timmins and Michael Timmins, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
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Depression-Era Story Transported to Early 1990s
23 August 2001 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

A film that doen't get mentioned with the best of John Boorman is this sweet and poignant motion picture about the rise and fall and rise of a whalthy family. The family is made up of eccentric characters that are memorable in their individual characterizations. Where the Heart Is(1990) is a bright and wonderful movie that is one of Boorman's overlooked and underrated. The performance of Dabney Coleman is probably the best he has given in a long career of making motion pictures. One of the best films of the 1990s which I would love to see on DVD.


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