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Heartbreakers (1984)

Blue and Eli, two friends, have problems with women. Blue, a yet-to-be discovered painter is left by his longtime girlfriend, because she considers him too immature for a long lasting ... See full summary »

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Bobby Roth

Writer:

Bobby Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coyote ... Blue
Nick Mancuso ... Eli
Carole Laure ... Liliane
Max Gail ... King
James Laurenson ... Terry Ray
Carol Wayne ... Candy
Jamie Rose ... Libby
Kathryn Harrold ... Cyd
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Max
Jerry Hardin ... Warren Williams
Henry G. Sanders ... Reuben (as Henry Sanders)
Walter Olkewicz ... Marvin
Terry Wills Terry Wills ... Mortician
Annie O'Neill Annie O'Neill ... Dukes Waitress
Michelle Davison Michelle Davison ... Fatburger Waitress
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Storyline

Blue and Eli, two friends, have problems with women. Blue, a yet-to-be discovered painter is left by his longtime girlfriend, because she considers him too immature for a long lasting relationship. Eli works in his father's aerobic suit business and is still searching for a woman who is interesting enough to spend more than one night with her. Blue and Eli's friendship is put to a severe test as both fall in love with Liliane, Blue's attractive new gallerist. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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If only your friends were as perfect as strangers.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Herzensbrecher See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,125, 30 September 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$148,750
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character Arthur Blue (Coyote) is loosely based on fetishistic painter Robert Blue (son of actor Ben Blue) See more »

Quotes

Blue: How come my paintings don't sell?
Eli: You paint things people are ashamed to hang on their walls.
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Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blues Don't Care
Performed and Produced by Etta James
Written and Arranged by Etta James & Brian Ray
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Captures the time perfectly
15 August 2002 | by PayOrPlaySee all my reviews

Heartbreakers captures its place and materialistic time perfectly. It is a career peak for both Peter Coyote (projecting the charisma of a young Henry Fonda) and for the underappreciated Max Gail as his artist-nemesis. Carol Wayne, who was relegated through her career to playing arch-bimbos of the 60's pre-feminist variety (especially as Johnny Carson's frequent sidekick on the Tonight Show), turned in a moving performance here; sadly, she drowned not too long after this picture was released. This is well worth checking out, especially if you want to recapture what it felt like to be a single guy in LA in the early 80s.


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