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Curly Sue (1991)

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
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Cameron Thor ...
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Tesio (as Steven Carell)
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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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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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Linda Hamilton was considered for the role of Grey. But she was unavailable, as she was shooting Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) at the same time. Geena Davis, Kirstie Alley, Laura Dern, Sigourney Weaver, and Goldie Hawn were also considered for the role. See more »

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It is revealed that Susan can't read, yet when she and Bill take Grey out to eat they check a banquet listing directory and it is Susan's finger that scans the listed parties and chooses the one they attend. This seems to indicate that she can read. See more »

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Curly Sue: These tights itch!... These things stick to your butt!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Unchained (1992) See more »

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Merrily We Roll Along
Written by Charles Tobias (as Charlie Tobias), Murray Mencher, and Eddie Cantor
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Great Movie
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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