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Earthly Possessions (1999)

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A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an ... See full summary »

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Charlotte Emory
Phoebe Lapine ...
Cheerleader #1
Anna Rose Menken ...
Cheerleader #2 (as Anna Manken)
Marge Redmond ...
Old Woman In Bank
Danielle Ferland ...
Baby Whitehead
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Jake Simms, Jr.
Marialisa Costanzo ...
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Brenda Currin ...
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Libby
Julyana Soelistyo ...
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Tak Wah Eng ...
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Heidi Anderson
John Christopher Jones ...
Marvel Hodge
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A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As things progress, she learns he pulled the robbery to get enough money to help his pregnant girlfriend leave a home for unwed mothers. The two have a brief flirtation, but it is clear the housewife just needs something to enliven her life. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Charlotte wasn't looking to meet Jake. And Jake wasn't looking to take a hostage. Some people should look where they're going.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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20 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Destino fatale  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot entirely on location in the New York/New Jersey area at the request of star Susan Sarandon due to her well-known and publicized policy of filming projects close to home during the school year in order to be close to her children and not to disrupt their routine. See more »

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Jake: You're gonna move over, and you're gonna steer the fuckin' car!
Charlotte: Okay.
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Written and Performed by Joe Henry
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A cute fun movie
20 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought Earthly Possessions because they filmed some scenes in New Jersey's Ocean Grove which is doubled as Perth, South Carolina. I really liked the chemistry between Sarandon and Dorff to surprise me. It is such a surprise delight and worth a viewing. It is well written with a somewhat believable story. It has solid acting performances by Stephen Dorff and Oscar winner, Susan Sarandon. Anyway, the film begins with a hostage played by Sarandon who is an unhappy housewife trying to get away from her life and marriage. Dorff's character is desperate for some money. The leads provide an entertaining interaction between two very different characters.


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