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Crooked Hearts (1991)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 September 1991 (USA)
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How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.

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Tom (as Pete Berg)
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Charley
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Ask
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Edward
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Jill
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Cassie
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Marriet Hoffman
Wendy Gazelle ...
Eileen
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Jennetta
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Julie (as Deanna Jean Milligan)
Sacha Moiseiwitsch ...
Bonita (as Sasha Moisewitsch)
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Tom (11 years)
Ryan Jorgenson ...
Ask (9 years)
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Limber Watkins
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Charley's Friend
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A young man leaves college and re-enters life with his dysfunctional family. Slowly, long-buried secrets involving their father are unraveled and the animosities between the father and older brother are revealed. As the past is revealed, new tragedies pulls the family together at last. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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6 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Brustna hjärtan  »

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Quotes

Charley: This family's like a drug, and we're all junkies.
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R.C. Cola And a Moon Pie
Written by Terry Adams
Performed by NRBQ
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2 1/2 stars are always best
15 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My late wife and I always agreed that whenever Malkin called a movie 2 1/2 stars, it tended to be a winner. 3 stars tended to be way overrated on the basis of the actors' reputations, and four stars meant predictable Hollywood hoke and Malkin's tendency to suck up to the industry. See his contradictory reviews of Sergeant Rutledge and Breaker Morant.

I spent my career as a stage director with a hiatus doing TV. My search for segues became unrelenting and I was particularly impressed with the way in which this film flowed. Character development was also impressive. The extent to which the family was/had been dysfunctional was marvelously understated. Certainly a minimalist triumph.

Some very strong performances here, deft writing, and superior editing make for a seamless production. The end result is a small treasure. Reminds me of Virgin Suicides.


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