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Imaginary Heroes (2004)

The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

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The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades. Written by Anonymous

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People are never who they seem to be

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for substance abuse, sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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10 November 2005 (Germany)  »

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Heróis Imaginários  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,696 (USA) (17 December 2004)

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$228,524 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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At an assembly, a student reads "original poetry" by another who had recently killed herself. The poetry is actual an excerpt from the lyrics to "Alive" by Pearl Jam. See more »

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When Tim is asleep on the kitchen table, the contents of the pickle jar he was eating from jumps from empty to half full between shots. See more »

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Tim Travis: Matt Travis was a great swimmer. But it wasn't just that he was a great swimmer, it was simply that he was greater at swimming than anyone I ever knew was good at whatever they were good at.
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Spoofs The NeverEnding Story (1984) See more »

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Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Takako Nishizaki, Violin, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Stephen Gunzenhauser
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Outstanding!
1 October 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Wow. When I went to this film at the Toronto film festival I had no idea what I was in for. This movie takes you on an emotional roller-coaster in the best sense of the term. Sigourney Weaver was better than I've seen from her in years; Emile Hirsch was great and Jeff Daniels broke my heart. I can see how this won't be every person's cup of tea, as at times it deals with some pretty harsh things that can happen to a family. Don't get me wrong -- it's really funny too -- at my screening the audience burst out in applause after laughing over and over again. I just think if you're open to examining your own life, Imaginary Heroes will sincerely touch you. I can't wait until it comes out in theaters.


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