MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,889 this week

American Heart (1992)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  7 May 1993 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 2,059 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 11 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 30 Aug 2011
 
a list of 91 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
1
a list of 45 titles
created 12 Mar 2013
 
a list of 782 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: American Heart (1992)

American Heart (1992) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of American Heart.

User Polls

1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Bill
Stars: Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Clarissa Lassig
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

Director: James Cameron
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Andy Garcia, Christopher Walken, Christopher Lloyd
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1978 rural Pennsylvania an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons and they become intrigued with romanticized life of crime.

Director: James Foley
Stars: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo
The Outsiders (1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus
Dinner Rush (2000)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Giraldi
Stars: Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, John Rothman
The Edukators (2004)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Director: Hans Weingartner
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Boylan ...
...
...
Greg Sevigny ...
...
Willie Williams ...
Roosevelt Franklin ...
Melvyn Hayward ...
...
Kit McDonough ...
Wren Walker ...
Cristine McMurdo-Wallis ...
...
Charlotte London ...
Flo
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Heart  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$384,048 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jeff Bridges' favorite film of his own. See more »

Quotes

Jack Kelson: Keep my name outta your mouth.
See more »

Connections

References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Hip
Composed and Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Charisma-Pointblank Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent, but I'm biased...
7 February 2000 | by (Seattle, WA. USA) – See all my reviews

I have to admit being somewhat biased toward this film, as I was living in the apartment building (at the time) where most of the filming took place! The rent was $225/month if I remember correctly, and it was indeed a "studio"... complete with bare bulb hanging from the ceiling and a lot of roaches :-) (the room used in the movie was somewhat nastier than the one I was in - there was a top floor, a middle and a basement, and I was living in one of the middle floor rooms at the time). But I got to see a great deal of the process of filming a movie (extremely interesting and educational) as well as meeting Jeff Bridges and Edward Furlong (no, I don't appear anywhere in the film as either an extra or an actor). As for the movie itself, it turned out quite a bit better than I had expected. Martin Bell is underrated as a director, and it's unfortunate that lately he's concentrated on TV rather than movies - he really is talented (See "Streetwise," 1984). The ending of American Heart really was sad, although we've seen it before in a lot of movies. Yet another reflection on the sad state of today's society.

And now, a small revelation... in the movie, the apartment where "Jack" and his son lived was portrayed as being on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. Actually, the building used in filming was on Capitol Hill, a few blocks west of Broadway. No, I'm not going to give away the street address or the name of the apartments, sorry :-).

My overall review for "American Heart" - 9/10.


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
**PlotSpoiler** I have a question about the ending... DoubleDeuce
Tracey Kapisky sinchri
love this movie jerikaljdkf
great film !!! Frozilla_Firefox
American heart video.. cuppckae
A little slow, but moving DoubleDeuce
Discuss American Heart (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page