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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

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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.

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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

Love Is a Battlefield
Performed by Pat Benatar
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Late Night Gem
3 March 2003 | by buckaroobanzai50See all my reviews

"A frustrated artist and his feckless friend, search for meaning in LA's avant-garde art set. But their friendship is threatened, when a beautiful woman enters their lives. (1984)"

I really love discovering great films like this. I saw a brief description of it in a guide which intrigued me, (see above) and watched it in the early hours of the morning. I've never been to LA during or after the early '80s, but films like this seem to me, to accurately depict things as they were back then. Many people's optimisitic and hedonistic ideals were being crushed towards the end of that decade, due to AIDS, Reganomics, and other factors too numerous to mention. The characters are all well written and acted, even some of the cameos like Max Gail's. Peter Coyote is always excellent in small films like this, especially in Polanski's 'Bitter Moon'(1992), and receives some great support from Nick Mancuso as his long-time friend. Some of the scenes featuring nudity though, do seem unnecessary, and heavy handed. This is one of those movies which doesn't need car chases, or endless explosions to hold onto a viewer's attention, because it's about something most of us are familliar with; People's relationships with each other.

Another film I liked as much as this, with a similar story was 'Twogether' (1994) starring Nick Cassavettes.


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