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Crazy from the Heart (1991)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 19 August 1991
A small-town, high-school principal still living at home with her mother shakes up her life in a way that even she never expected when she agrees to go out on a date with her school's Hispanic janitor.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Charlotte Bain
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Ernesto Ontiveros
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Dewey Whitcomb
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Mae Esther
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Tomas Ontiveros
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Franny Peyton
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Alcira Zavala
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Judge Sandra Farrell
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Edna
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Victor
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Robie Stiles
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Winifred
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A small-town, high-school principal still living at home with her mother shakes up her life in a way that even she never expected when she agrees to go out on a date with her school's Hispanic janitor.

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19 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Fun, different, thoughtful -- a refreshing break
29 June 2000 | by (Houston TX) – See all my reviews

I saw Crazy from the Heart when it came out, so this was rerun time nine years later. And the movie was better the second time around!! Christine Lahti cannot make a bad film; I think she's one of the most underrated actresses of our time (though she does have an Academy Award nomination). What makes "Crazy" sing is the performance by Ruben Blades (and doing love scenes with the director's wife had to be a daunting task) and the unique, small-town setting and approach. This story gently touched on the racism so common in our society, but it did so in an educational and positive way instead of the in-your-face style that gets so old. This movie took you to Tidelands, took you back to high school, took you into middle age, made you think and feel, presented real people in a very real story and made it fun. If the industry put more of this in the theater, more us of plus-40s would go more than once a year.


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