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Imaginary Crimes (1994)

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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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Greta Weiler
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Judge Klein
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Eddie
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Young Sonya
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Gigi Rucklehaus
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Ginny Rucklehaus
Bill Geisslinger ...
Bud Rucklehaus
William G. Schilling ...
Mr. Garrity
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Storyline

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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Biography | Drama

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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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In The Middle Of A Kiss
Performed by Julie London
Written by Sam Coslow
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of ERG, under license from CEMA Special Markets
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11 May 2000 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

In my opinion 'Imaginary Crimes' along with 'Fight Club' are the best films of the 90's. 'Imaginary Crimes' may not have the most original story around but it's done to perfection. It tells it's sad story in a way that's never overly depressing and the performances are all top notch, with the standouts being Fairuza Balk and Harvey Keitel who are both totally amazing. Specials mention most go to Anthony Drazan for his superb direction especially in the scene where Balk refuses to go with Keitel to Reno. Anyone who watches this film without getting a tear in the eye must be made of stone. 10/10


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