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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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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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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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Overlooked Gem
18 June 2002 | by Jennel2See all my reviews

This film really impressed me when it was first released. Though it was hardly a box office hit, it (and "The Boss's Son") did contribute to Bobby Roth's reputation as a fine independent film maker. Roth captured the late 70s, early 80s LA art scene perfectly. It was a time when many people were having to temper the idealism of the 70s in order to survive. Perhaps its lack of wide success stemmed from the fact that you had to be familiar with Los Angeles at that time to appreciate it fully. Also a great soundtrack, especially the Etta James' songs.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$148,750

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,750
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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