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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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Rated PG for emotional subject matter | See all certifications »
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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Entfesselte Helden  »

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$7,929,241
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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

Sandy Lidz: I can't eat these.
Amelia: Why not?
Sandy Lidz: They look like doodie cakes.
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References Fahrenheit 451 (1966) See more »

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L'Internationale
Written by Pierre Degeyter and Eugène Pottier (as Eugene Pottier)
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THANK YOU Diane Keaton!
14 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Thank you Diane Keaton! This movie is outstanding! My mother passed away from Cancer in 1983 when I was only 13 years old. This movie explains exactly how one can feel as a young kid.(i.e. 'going crazy'-Uncle Danny, the need to find pleasure in 'simple things' –Uncle Arthur).

I have seen this movie about 20-30 times and it gets better each time.

I'm not sure why this movie is not more accepted 'main stream' or why it did not do better---financially-when it was in theaters----but I really appreciate Mrs. Keaton making this movie.

From the need to find God, the frustrations and anger that the father faced, and the need to just be a kid and try to enjoy life while you watch your mother pass away, this is exactly how you feel when going through this.


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