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Earthly Possessions (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  20 March 1999 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Screaming Woman
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Bank Guard
Brenda Currin ...
Street Witness
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Libby
Julyana Soelistyo ...
Sour Waitress
Tak Wah Eng ...
Bartender
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Announcer
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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 »

Quotes

Jake: Look, I'm not one of your kids, lady, so don't try and lecture me.
Charlotte: [interrupting] Oh, I haven't got any kids.
Jake: What? You said that...
Charlotte: Well I lied. After my miscarriage I couldn't have any.
[beat]
Charlotte: I lie to myself sometimes. I pretend I have kids. I pretend what they would be like...
[beat]
Charlotte: I've never told that to anyone before.
Jake: I didn't mean any of those things I said.
Charlotte: I know.
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Written and Performed by Joe Henry
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A very great movie, full of drama and comedy.
25 March 1999 | by (Cordova TN) – See all my reviews

This movie was a big breakthrough for HBO. I have seen some of HBO's original movies, and I have to say that with most of them I was disappointed, but this movie it was the exact opposite. Stephen Dorff made the character seem real, he really got into his role. The cast and crew did a splendid job, the atmosphere of this movie was very comfortable. Also the humor of the movie was great, at certain parts you were on the edge of your seat, wondering what happened next. Susan Sarandon did a GREAT job, and as one of her biggest fans, I have to say that this is one of her greatest films, although all of them are great!

Earthly Possessions is a great combination of drama, suspense, and comedy. Although it is an original HBO movie, I would love to see it out on video, because it is a very great movie. Everyone reading this should check the TV Guide and the next time it comes on should watch it. You won't be disappointed, I promise you that, because I sure wasn't.


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