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American Heart (1992)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  7 May 1993 (USA)
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Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.

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After leaving jail, Jack Kelson wants to live a normal life. He rents a small flat, moves in with his son Nick and tries to get a steady job. But then a former friend steps into his life again. Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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Jack's only hope was a dream... Nick's only hope was Jack. See more »

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Rated R for language and sexual situations | See all certifications »

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7 May 1993 (USA)  »

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American Heart - Die zweite Chance  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$384,048 (USA)
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Jack Kelson: Evicted... huh... well... that's it... flat broke... 3 days we'll be hugging the pavement... eh it's all fucked.
Nick Kelson: We can't give up Jack, We'll get there.
Jack Kelson: Yeah, after 8,000 more fuckin' windows.
Nick Kelson: What are ya talkin' about?
Jack Kelson: My job, boy. Wahin' windows
Nick Kelson: Washing windows? You said you had a job in construction, you're a building supervisor.
Jack Kelson: So I lied! Ain't the first time.
Nick Kelson: All you've been doing to me is lying to me since the day you left me there back at the bus station.
Jack Kelson: Put your mouth in park, leave ...
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Good performances; intelligent story.
25 November 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie features another great performance from Jeff Bridges, as a convicted felon whose son wants to have a relationship with him. It's a rare cinematic look at the strained father-teenage son relationship. Edward Furlong is sympathetic as Bridges' persistent son. The ending bothered me a bit - almost too anti-Hollywood, but this film is not driven by plot. The characters are the meat of this story. Makes a worthwhile rental.


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