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Second-Hand Hearts (1980)

A high-spirited wife and her meekish husband hit the road to take back her kids from her previous marriage who live with her ex-inlaws.

Director:

Hal Ashby

Writer:

Charles Eastman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Blake ... Loyal Muke
Barbara Harris ... Dinette Dusty
Collin Boone Collin Boone ... Human Dusty
Amber Rose Gold Amber Rose Gold ... Iota
Jessica Stansbury Jessica Stansbury ... Sandra Dee
Erica Stansbury Erica Stansbury ... Sandra Dee
Bert Remsen ... Voyd
Sondra Blake ... Ermy
Shirley Stoler ... Maxy
Woody Chambliss ... Deaf Attendant (as Woodrow Chambliss)
Gwen Van Dam ... Waitress at Frankie's
Joe Wilson Joe Wilson ... One Arm Snake Rustler
Louis Williams Louis Williams ... Car Wash Employer
James Steven Beverly James Steven Beverly ... Alton
Spencer Quinn Spencer Quinn ... Swollen Boy
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A high-spirited wife and her meekish husband hit the road to take back her kids from her previous marriage who live with her ex-inlaws.

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Taglines:

A Recession Romance

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Filmed in 1979. See more »

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Uneven comedy-drama laced with winning performances
13 January 2003 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

Barbara Harris is terrific as Dinette Dusty, and supporting vets Shirley Stoler and Bert Remsen give her plenty of help setting the atmosphere in her hash-house for losers. The score also does a good job in helping set the mood. Once Robert Blake's character comes on the scene, the chemistry between the two stars takes center stage. Some of the writing makes little sense, and the direction seems unfocused in the first half of the film. But, overall, worth watching once.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1982 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hamster of Happiness See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,450
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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