Imaginary Crimes (1994)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  14 October 1994 (USA)
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A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valery Weiler
Abigail Tate
Greta Weiler
Richard Venture ...
Judge Klein
Tori Paul ...
Young Sonya
Gigi Rucklehaus
Ginny Rucklehaus
Bill Geisslinger ...
Bud Rucklehaus
William G. Schilling ...
Mr. Garrity


Coming-of-age story set in the 1950's stars Harvey Keitel as a small-time hustler/dreamer, recently widowed, who tries his best to care for his two daughters, 17-year-old Sonya, and 12-year-old Greta, while Sonya's rapid disulisionment with her father puts her at odds with him more times than nessessary. Written by Anonymous

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When a father doesn't live up to his dreams... a daughter has to stand up for hers.


Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for theme and some very mild language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crimes Imaginários  »

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$89,611 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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A very rare movie treat
28 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To anyone who has ever had a disappointing father yet still was able to get past his shortcomings and love him this is your movie. The power to love is what this movie is about. It is not a cliché type movie though. The power of love does not include forgiveness nor going into agreement with or going along with the person. It is the ability to love what goodness there is available in a person despite all the reasons (their bad characteristics) one should not. This movie is a tear jerker but I found it very uplifting as well. Keitel, D'Onofrio and especially Fairuza Balk are all fantastic. The direction and writing are perfect. It is a rare movie. Because I wouldn't change one bit of it. I'd rate it in my top 25 of all time. It's that good.

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