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American Heart (1992)

R  |   |  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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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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The character of Lisa was based on real life Seattle street kid Tiny (Erin Blackwell). She was featured in the documentary Streetwise. The part where Lisa approaches a john in a red car, then directs a fellow street kid to get in, was based on a john caught on camera picking up Tiny, where she immediately put her head down in his lap. See more »

Quotes

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. Washin' 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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Version of Streetwise (1984) See more »

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Jersey Girl
Words and Music by Tom Waits
Performed by Tom Waits
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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