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The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)

R | | Drama | 23 November 1994 (USA)
The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the ... See full summary »

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Earlene Pomerleau
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Roberta Bean
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Reuben Bean
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Beal Bean
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Lee Pomerleau
Lance Robinson ...
Young Beal Bean
Rae Adams ...
Young Earlene Pomerleau
Ariana Lamon-Anderson ...
Bonnie Loo
Michael MacRae ...
Cole Deveraux
James Gervasi ...
Pa Bean
Sue Ann Gilfillan ...
Aunt Hoover
Susanna Burney ...
Merry Merry
Marjorie Nelson ...
Gram Pomerleau
Jim Chiros ...
Loren
Todd Moore ...
Pete
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The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than any daytime television soap opera; especially Beal Bean, and especially Beal Bean shirtless. When Reuben Bean is sent to prison for resisting arrest for out-of-season deer hunting, Beal takes up with Reuben's woman Roberta. He also has a child by Earlene, with a triangle of sex complicated by poverty. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$73,956 (USA)
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16 : 9
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Dull and episodic
12 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Maybe if you're in the right mood, you can get into the rhythm of this movie, but episodic is the best description. No one story line feels really developed. Characters come and go, make speeches and die, all to no effect.


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