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Where the Heart Is (1990)

R  |   |  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
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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: You never said we'd have Bang-fucking-kok in the hallway!
Lionel: That's an unprovoked racist slur.
Porna: Excuse me, we are from Bom-fucking-bay!
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A Song Of India
Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by Tommy Dorsey
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Ravishing to the eye or as Suzy Amis put it: Menschen malen Illusionen
10 August 2004 | by (Hannover) – See all my reviews

This film brought out the barracuda in most of the major critics. And did the public take one bit of notion? It did and flocked elsewhere.

But I still remember the overall impact this forgotten little gem had on me when I watched it some 14 odd years ago in one of these little arthouse cinemas that had all but vanished as multiplexes became the latest rage. 'Breathtaking' was the word for it. This reaction was caused by the picture's extraordinary visual beauty: cinematography as an art form has never been more ravishingly demonstrated as in the composition of light, shade and colour. I remember a series of scenes so beautiful I wanted to stop the moving pictures occasionally and just be a picture.

But like other visual masterpieces, its triumph did not extend to the screenplay and dialogues that were often boring, sometimes even downright foolish.


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