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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Dancer
Cameron Thor ...
Tesio (as Steven Carell)
Charles Adams ...
Prison Guard
James W. Boinski ...


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

25 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pequeña pícara  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$33,691,313 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ralph Foody who was the gangster in the Home Alone movies Kevin watches is the homeless man in Curly Sue who steals the ring and sells it to the pawn shop. He says "Thanks you jerk" to the clerk which he says in the Home Alone Movies. See more »


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


Curly Sue: And if she doesn't come out - We freeze our nuts off.
Bill Dancer: You don't have any nuts to freeze off, honey.
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Referenced in Movie Poster Contract (2011) See more »


Written by Paul Williams
Produced by Femi Jiya
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A movie that touches your heart!
25 February 1999 | by (Miami, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie made me very happy. It's impossible not to love the smart and sweet orphan girl who changes the heart of a selfish lawyer only interested in pursuing success in her career. This is a very optimistic movie and I sincerely believe that we need more films like Curly Sue. It touched my heart.

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