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Strange Hearts (2002)

An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.

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Jack Waters
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Henry Fields
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Dan Smith
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Jim Lewis
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Claudette
Tony Santoro ...
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Jim Poker Guy
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Riches P.A.
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Riches Director
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An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.

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In the opening scene, Robert Forster loses $50,000 on a game show when his partner incorrectly answers, "Alfred Hitchcock". Forster had recently been a supporting actor in two remakes of Hitchcock movies: Psycho (1998) and _Rear Window (1998)_. See more »

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Henry Fields: I'm Henry Fields, from Texas.
Moira Kennedy: I'm Moira Kennedy, of everywhere.
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Written by Rose McGowan and J.L.
Performed by Rose McGowan
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I gave up on anything happening & just prayed for it to end!
26 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The biggest star in this vehicle was Harry Hamlin, playing a character named Dan Smith, so that shows you how important that role was.

Robert Forster, looking like a poor man's Alec Baldwin, plays Jack Waters, a middle-aged man who is a contestant on the live (on the air) game show "Road to Riches". He thinks he's going to win $50,000. He doesn't. He's so enraged he begins cursing and has to be physically restrained and led from the set. Strangely enough, despite this fact, and the fact he later destroys property--as well as making threats--he is never barred from the studio. That is just one example of the lack of believability in this film.

The next character to enter the non-plot of this storyline is young Henry Fields played by Kip Pardue. Henry, new in town, is the poster child for naive yokel.

Henry & Jack fall into conversation outside the studio and hook up.

Jack takes Henry to a strip joint, where Henry sees Moira Kennedy(our third character--played by Rose McGowan), on stage, performing what is supposed to be an erotic, exotic Asian dance. What actually happened is, the girl came out and did a little wriggling and weaving that lasted maybe five minutes and was nothing exceptional.

Moira is a friend of Jack's, so she's conveniently handy from then on.

Nothing of much interest happens throughout the rest of the film. There's some kind of offer made by Dan Smith to Jack to screw over Henry for an undisclosed amount of money. Why Dan would make this offer was never clear.

Eventually we have both men up for grabs by the unexceptional Moira. There's balding Jack, a loser old enough to be her grandfather, and Henry, another loser, dumber than dirt. Gosh! Golly! Gee-willikers Folks!--which one will she chose!? I know I didn't care.

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