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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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Valery Weiler
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Abigail Tate
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Margaret
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Judge Klein
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Eddie
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Gigi Rucklehaus
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Bud Rucklehaus
William G. Schilling ...
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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.

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Rated PG for theme and some very mild language | See all certifications »
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14 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crimes Imaginários  »

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$89,611 (USA)
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Sonya Weiler: I used to wonder if a con man were capable of genuine love, and if that love could cancel out all his crimes, real and imaginary.
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Features Hawaiian Eye (1959) See more »

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Chiquita Banana
Words and Music by Leonard MacKenzie, Garth Montgomery and William Wirges
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A nice gem For Kietel
14 February 2002 | by (La La Land) – See all my reviews

Everyone who thinks Harvey can only inhabit violent, suffering Martin Scorcese type stories will be amazed at his affecting and emotional turn here, as a father struggling to raise his 2 daughters. Guilt and regret figure prominently in the plot line, which is narrated from a diary by the wonderful Fairuka Balk. Kelly Lynch gives a brief but sad performance as the mother. One of Kietel's best contains his usual trademark shouting scenes but overall: his least bloody and tortured character is also his finest time on film.


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