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Curly Sue (1991)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  25 October 1991 (USA)
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A homeless man and his young companion who survive by conning people meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

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Storyline

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiance, insist on putting the two up for the night. As they get to know each other, Bill becomes convinced that this is where Curly Sue belongs - in a home, cared for by someone that can give her the advantages that his homeless, nomadic existence lacks. He plans to leave the young girl in the care of Grey and take off.... but Curly Sue has other ideas! Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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A funny story about a family... And the little girl who started it. See more »


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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$33,691,313 (USA)
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The only movie directed by John Hughes that was distributed by Warner Bros. See more »

Goofs

At the movie theater, the popcorn box contents vary inconsistently between shots and are actually refilled near the end. See more »

Quotes

Curly Sue: We wouldn't even be talking about this if you'd gotten some money out of that lady, we'd be on the road. You didn't because she was too pretty.
Bill Dancer: She was too smart.
Curly Sue: And she was too pretty.
Bill Dancer: She was in a hurry.
Curly Sue: And she was too pretty.
Bill Dancer: She was going to catch onto us.
Curly Sue: And she was too pretty.
Bill Dancer: You're pretty, and I don't leave you alone.
Curly Sue: She was too pretty.
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Yacht Club Swing
Written by J.C. Johnson (as James C. Johnson), Fats Waller (as Thomas 'Fats' Waller) and Herman Autrey
Produced by Femi Jiya and John Hughes
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5 September 2001 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Very heart warming and uplifting movie. Outstanding performance by Alisan Porter (Curly Sue). I saw this movie when it was first released and enjoyed it immensely. I just caught it again on the Mplex channel, and Curly Sue touched my heart again.


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