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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »
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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Entfesselte Helden  »

Box Office

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$7,929,241 (USA)
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Henry Winkler auditioned for the role of Danny Lidz. He arrived in character and in full costume. See more »

Quotes

Danny Lidz: [Danny is heckling a rival of his nephew Franz who, in his speech for the school presidential elections, is repeatedly insulting Franz] Fascist hatemonger! That boy is a Hitler in the making! A Hitler in the making!
Mr. Crispi: [Stands up angrily] That's my son you're talking about!
Danny Lidz: Meet Hitler's father.
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Connections

References Fahrenheit 451 (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Ray Charles Enterprises, Inc.
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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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