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Unstrung Heroes (1995)

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Selma Lidz
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Sid Lidz
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Danny Lidz
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Arthur Lidz
Nathan Watt ...
Steven / Franz Lidz
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May
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Amelia
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Lindquist
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Joanie (as Candy Azzara)
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Sandy Lidz
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Ash (as Joey Andrews)
Lillian Adams ...
Aunt Estelle
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Uncle Melvin
Sumer Stamper ...
Nancy Oppenheim
Sean P. Donahue ...
Ralph Crispi (as Sean Donahue)
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Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd Weiser <nceppjrw@pop.flash.net>

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Sometimes you find your heroes in the most unlikely places.

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Comedy | Drama

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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Entfesselte Helden  »

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$7,929,241 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Henry Winkler auditioned for the role of Danny Lidz. He arrived in character and in full costume. See more »

Quotes

Sid Lidz: He doesn't know what he believes. My brothers filled him with all that junk.
[refering to his son reading the Torah]
Sid Lidz: .
Selma Lidz: Maybe they're right for once. What would you know? You work ten hours a day and then you lock yourself in that workshop. What do you know about the world? Maybe there is a God, or maybe some of us want to believe there is.
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L'Internationale
Written by Pierre Degeyter and Eugène Pottier (as Eugene Pottier)
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Simply Amazing
30 July 2001 | by (St. Louis MO) – See all my reviews

This movie shows how you can find heros in the most unlikely people and places. Michael Richards character, Danny, was out-spoken and rude, but his quote, "People, they get trapped in their own history unless someone shows them a way out" is a great way of thinking, and the movie shows the hardship of growing up and finding someone special when no one else understands what you're going through. With another great direction job of Diane Keaton, brilliant performances by Andie MacDowell, and Michael Richards and an amazing score by Thomas Newman, this movie lets you know that heros can come from anywhere and be anybody.


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