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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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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)  »

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$89,611 (USA)
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Harvey Keitel and Chris Penn previously co-starred in Reservoir Dogs (1992). For both films, the second word in the title ends with an "s". 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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Over And Over
Performed by Bobby Day
Written by Robert Byrd
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By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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Recommended for Fairuza Balk and Harvey Keitel
6 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon US) – See all my reviews

Imaginary Crimes features one of the world's best "unknown" actresses Fairuza Balk (Personal Velocity, Almost Famous, The Craft, American History X) and the immensely talented Harvey Keitel.

Keitel plays a recently widowed hustler/con man who is left trying to raise his two daughters, teenager Balk and her 12 year old sister. He doesn't have a clue about raising kids. Worse, he has to hide his shady business dealings from them.

Balk is a natural born writer, who is befriended by her English teacher (Vincent D'Onofrio). He provides the supportive father figure that Keitel cannot.

Imaginary Crimes is a coming of age story. It's a small, quiet film, but very effective. The acting is superb and Balk more than holds her own with the great Keitel. Highly recommended for the outstanding performances of Balk, Keitel and D'Onofrio. Balk is one of my favorite actresses.


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