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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 (as James Belushi)
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Cameron Thor ...
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Tesio (as Steven Carell)
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Charles Adams ...
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James W. Boinski ...
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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)  »

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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Alec Baldwin was originally cast as Bill Dancer but was unavailable due to his commitment to a Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire". 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: 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 Our Song (2000) See more »

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The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Sung by Alisan Porter
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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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