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Writers (WGA):
Robert Boswell (novel)
Michael Bortman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 September 1991 (USA) See more »
How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Forgiveness: GOOD! Personal responsibility: BAD! See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Berg ... Tom (as Pete Berg)

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Charley

Noah Wyle ... Ask

Peter Coyote ... Edward

Cindy Pickett ... Jill

Juliette Lewis ... Cassie

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Marriet Hoffman
Wendy Gazelle ... Eileen

Marg Helgenberger ... Jennetta

Deanna Milligan ... Julie (as Deanna Jean Milligan)
Sacha Moiseiwitsch ... Bonita (as Sasha Moisewitsch)

Joshua Jackson ... Tom (11 years)
Ryan Jorgenson ... Ask (9 years)

Ian Tracey ... Limber Watkins

Vincent Gale ... Charley's Friend
Doreen Ramus ... Woman in Bakery

David Longworth ... Gas Station Owner

Babs Chula ... Neighbor Woman
Dee Jay Jackson ... Fire Captain (as D.J. Jackson)
Curt Bonn ... Fireman

Kenneth Kantymir ... John Heffel
John Kernahan ... Driver

Directed by
Michael Bortman 
Writing credits
Robert Boswell (novel)

Michael Bortman (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Bentley .... associate producer
Gil Friesen .... producer
Lianne Halfon .... associate producer
Dale Pollock .... producer
Rick Stevenson .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto 
Film Editing by
Richard Francis-Bruce 
Casting by
Fiona Jackson 
Lora Kennedy 
Linda Lowy 
Production Design by
David Brisbin 
Art Direction by
Lawrence F. Pevec 
Set Decoration by
Lesley Beale 
Costume Design by
Susan De Laval  (as Susan deLaval)
Makeup Department
Ian C. Ballard .... hair stylist (as Ian Ballard)
Linda A. Brown .... makeup artist
Francesca von Zimmermann .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Marin Hopper .... post-production supervisor
Colleen Nystedt .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Hardy .... second assistant director
Jackie Jordan .... third assistant director (as Jacqueline A. Jordan)
T.W. Peacocke .... first assistant director
Curtis Petersen .... second unit director
Mellanie Siteman .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Chris Bartleman .... storyboard artist (as Christopher Bartleman)
Doug Hardwick .... construction coordinator (as Douglas Hardwick)
Max Matsuoka .... props buyer
Dale Menzies .... carpenter
Brian Shell .... construction foreman
Dan Sissons .... property master
Ken Wells .... painting coordinator
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Jay Boekelheide .... sound designer
Jay Boekelheide .... supervising sound editor
B.J. Clayden .... boom operator
Malcolm Fife .... foley mixer
Barbara McBane .... dialogue editor
Douglas Murray .... sound effects editor
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
John Nutt .... dialogue editor
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
David Parker .... sound effects mixer
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Rob Young .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Michael Blacklock .... special effects coordinator
John Thomas .... special effects consultant
Curt Bonn .... stunt performer
Jim Dunn .... stunts
Bill Ferguson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Buckmaster .... best boy electric
Glen Forrieter .... best boy grip
Dave Gordon .... key grip
Christopher Harris .... first assistant camera
Barbara Harwood .... camera trainee
John Helme .... rigging gaffer (as John G. Helme)
Nathaniel Massey .... Steadicam operator
Armin Matter .... camera operator
Craig Munroe .... dolly grip
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator: second unit
Curtis Petersen .... director of photography: second unit
Geoff Rogers .... second second assistant camera
Pete Romano .... underwater camera operator (as Peter Romano)
Jack Rowand .... still photographer
Al Uglanica .... best boy grip
Ronald Vidor .... panaglide operator
David S. Warner .... generator operator
Pat Williams .... second assistant camera (as Patrick Williams)
Ron Williams .... chief lighting technician
Casting Department
Fiona Jackson .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Crystine Booth .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Patricia A. Galvin .... first assistant editor
Bruce Giesbrecht .... first assistant editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Marcy Stoeven .... assistant editor (as Marcy Stoeven Gibbens)
Location Management
Gordon Hardwick .... location manager
Ainslie S. Wiggs .... assistant location manager
Music Department
John Boylan .... music consultant
Billy Goldenberg .... musical cues
Stephen Krause .... score mixer (as Steve Krause)
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Becky Mancuso-Winding .... executive music producer (as Becky Mancuso)
Tim Sexton .... executive music producer
Jeffery Stephens .... music editor
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Robert MacLean .... transportation coordinator (as Robert McLean)
Other crew
Natalie Drache .... script supervisor
Judith Marcuse .... choreographer
Steve Newman .... unit publicist
Elizabeth Pontsa .... production accountant
John Sanderson .... video coordinator
Roberta Sheehy .... production coordinator
Mike Vézina .... fire coordinator (as Mike Vezina)
Patricia Warren .... assistant coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality
113 min
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6 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Forgiveness: GOOD! Personal responsibility: BAD!, 26 July 2002
Author: xfile1971 from Northbrook, IL, USA

Writer/Director Michael Bortman brings us a movie which will be loved by everyone who feels that the number one thing you could ever do in your life is support your family. On the surface, that may not sound like such a bad thing. After all, everyone wants to be loved and supported by their family. However, "Crooked Hearts" goes WAY past that.

The movie follows the ups and downs (mostly downs) of the Warren family. The members of this family are the type of people who would support their brother or son even if they were a convicted serial child molester. That's how obsessive and blinding their family structure is. I could never feel connected to any of the characters in this film because only one of them seemed like a nice person. To make things worse, the one nice guy is presented to us as being weak and childish.

Almost everyone in the Warren family is dishonest and selfish. In fact, at one point in the movie, being an arsonist is presented to us as simply being a very minor character flaw. This pathetic situation spirals out of control until tragedy strikes the family in one of the absolute most manipulative scenes EVER put to film.

The acting is quite good. That shouldn't surprise anyone who glances at the list of cast members. However, anyone who believes that taking responsibility for your actions is a positive trait will not enjoy this movie. Its "ethical" stance is completely at odds with anyone who believes you should be honest, thoughtful and stand up for what you believe in. 2/10

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