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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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Look out everybody! The world's smallest con artist is in town. See more »


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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

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La pequeña pícara  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,691,313 (USA)
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John Hughes: [The Beatles] The movie features the song "You Never Know", performed by Ringo Starr. See more »

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Sue is trying on her new wardrobe for Grey and her secretary. Grey notices that she's still wearing her cruddy shoes. Sue holds up the fancy shoes and asks "you mean these." She then begins to crawl on the floor and scratch herself. They cut to Grey. They then cut back to Sue, who's now wearing the fancy shoes. See more »

Quotes

Curly Sue: I hate the art museum.
Bill Dancer: Will it hurt you to learn a thing or two?
Curly Sue: All you learn from the art museum is how to keep your mouth shut and how to walk without making squeaky sounds with your shoes.
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Referenced in The Rocker (2008) See more »

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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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Kelly Lynch makes this film watchable
18 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you can make the leap of faith required to believe that a successful attorney would actually fall in love with a homeless man, then you will enjoy this heart warming film.

Jim Belushi does a fair job, either you like his style or you don't. The little girl is cute enough. But, Kelly Lynch was remarkably convincing. I found myself drawn into her performance in a way that was quite surprising considering a film of this nature.

This movie is billed as a comedy and it was funny enough. Besides making me laugh, it also got me choked up at times. A good film for the whole family.


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