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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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Bernard Oxbar
Cameron Thor ...
Maitre d'
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Albert
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Tesio (as Steven Carell)
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Dr. Maxwell
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Charles Adams ...
Prison Guard
James W. Boinski ...
Pawnbroker
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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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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
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Linda Hamilton was considered for the role of Grey. But she was unavailable, as she was shooting Terminator 2 (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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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 »

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Grey Ellison: Want us to walk you inside?
Curly Sue: No, I got it, but thanks for asking.
Bill Dancer: Give us a kiss.
Curly Sue: Please, we're in public.
Bill Dancer: Good luck.
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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Bailout (2013) See more »

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Written by Paul Williams
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A fun movie for the whole family
3 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Give this movie a break! Its worth at least a "7"! That little girl is a good actor and she's cute, too. Jim Belushi is a comic genius. You can't help but feel good at the end! I wish there were more wholesome shows like this, that you can enjoy with your kids!


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