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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 Kelson is going straight. And his son's breaking the law to help him. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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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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Quotes

Jack Kelson: What ya got there Nick?
Nick Kelson: Nothin'.
[Finds a pair of women's pumps in Nick's suitcase]
Nick Kelson: Gimme those, they're mine.
Jack Kelson: What the hell? You a fruiter?
Nick Kelson: No, They're not mine, They're for somebody else.
Jack Kelson: Where'd you get the money for these? You steal em?
Nick Kelson: No, I didn't...
Jack Kelson: Yeah you did too, for her right? Huh?
[Marijuana drops out of the shoes]
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Composed and Performed by John Lee Hooker
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Great performance by Bridges!
14 August 2003 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Man, was Jeff Bridges excellent in this! Talk about being pitch perfect in a character who is trying to change and just having the hardest time. Subtle touches, like when he takes away the joint from his son, only to slip it into his own pocket. This is a good film, small gem. Rent it!


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