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Imaginary Crimes (1994)

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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Ray Weiler
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Abigail Tate
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Jarvis
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Margaret
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Judge Klein
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Gigi Rucklehaus
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Ginny Rucklehaus
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Bud Rucklehaus
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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)  »

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Crimes Imaginários  »

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$89,611
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Harvey Keitel and Chris Penn appeared in Reservoir Dogs (1992). See more »

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Sonya Weiler: Me with a father who has the audacity to buy ice cream on the coldest night of the year.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Memo to the Academy - 1995 (1995) See more »

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This I Swear
Performed by The Skyliners
Written by Joe Rock, Lennie Martin & The Skyliners
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co., Inc.
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Pathetic, loser father ultimately makes a poor stab at redemption
5 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Spell Draggy with a capital D. Keitel, as strong as he is, couldn't salvage this disaster, neither could pretty Fairuza Balk. A trite unimaginative story of a loser conman father (Keitel) as he blunders his way through life providing little fathering for his two daughters. Boring, predictable, draggy (oh, that was twice? it deserves it!) News of his ultimate death puts him out of his misery - it's a shame we couldn't have enjoyed the same fate about a hundred minutes earlier. An insult to Willie Loman and Death of a Salesman which this obviously borrowed heavily from. Skip renting it - and if it on TV and you only have one channel, watch the commercials, they have a much higher entertainment value. 2/10


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