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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 »

Director:

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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Production Co:

Jethro Films Production See more »
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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 do you like my paintings?
Liliane: You reduce women to objects.
Blue: That's called art.
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Soundtracks

I've Been Loving You Too Long
Performed by Otis Redding
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Heartbreakers is a very special movie
18 January 2008 | by blakartist2000See all my reviews

Heartbreakers is a very special movie for me being an artist myself I could relate to some of the dialog in the movie. I remember going to see this movie by myself at the age of 21. I usually go to movies by myself if I felt that it would be too strange for my date. Art films like this are strange to the typical person and I didn't have to worry about anyone else not enjoying it. I live in Chicago and at that time it was about 3 art movie theaters that would show a movie like this, which, I'm very grateful for living in a big city and be able to see it then.

I connect to this movie in every way from the title, the male friendship, the music, the attractive ladies, the story and the strange artwork. Heartbreakers is the perfect title for the film because all the characters were selfish and unapologetic with their love. The friendship with Blu (Peter Coyote) and Eli (Nick Mandcuso) seem so authentic and at that time I felt similar to my own friendship I had with someone I grew up with. The music at that time didn't impress me but now that I gotten older I have a better appreciation for it. The art gallery receptionist was very sexy… She stayed on my mind for a while after seeing the movie and when I look at the movie now she still look sexy. I though the other women Blu's ex-girlfriend and Blu's muse were pretty sexy back then but now not so much but still attractive. The story had everything I wanted with romance, betrayal, friendship and payoff for perseverance. The artwork was hauntingly dark and sexy it was something I never seen before a big-breasted woman in lingerie painted in black and white… Oh, that was new creative territory for me. At that time I didn't know anything about Bettie Page but recently a movie came out about her and then I put two and two together.

I bought the VHS version of Heartbreakers but I'm eagerly waiting for it to go on DVD. I guess I will have to check out this Bettie Page movie until Heartbreakers make it onto DVD.


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