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Curly Sue (1991)

 -  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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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)  »

Also Known As:

La pequeña pícara  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,691,313 (USA)
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Kevin Spacey was originally cast as Walker McCormick but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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When Grey comes home from work and Bill is still gone she corrects Sue about her language. Sue is wearing brand new Nike shoes, yet she is clearly dressed in Grey's clothes not new ones of her own. The shoes mysteriously appear before the shopping trip. Then when she gets taken by social services she is in her cruddy old shoes again. See more »

Quotes

Curly Sue: These tights itch!... These things stick to your butt!
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Referenced in Our Song (2000) See more »

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You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Written by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh
Sung by Alisan Porter (uncredited)
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One of the few movies I can watch again and again!
29 September 2011 | by (paradiso) – See all my reviews

I'm going to give it a 10 just because the IMDb rating for this film is so surprisingly low. It deserves a higher rating. Whenever I'm feeling in a funk, I put this on and all my cares and worries just disappear! I've read the reviews and still don't understand why people don't like it...because a yuppie lawyer wouldn't fall in love with a bum, you say?! I am a career woman and still I was with a dumpster diver for 5 years. Love is blind, people. Plus, it's just a story and a good cute feel-good story. Curly Sue is adorable. How can you NOT fall in love with her?!! So, rent it, buy it and put it on when you're feeling blue. We could use more movies like this one for good old-fashion escape. Highly recommended.


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