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Trouble in Mind (1985)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | March 1986 (USA)
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The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writer:

Alan Rudolph
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Hawk
Keith Carradine ... Coop
Lori Singer ... Georgia
Geneviève Bujold ... Wanda
Joe Morton ... Solo
Divine ... Hilly Blue
George Kirby ... Lieutenant Gunther
John Considine ... Nate Nathanson
Dirk Blocker ... Rambo
Albert Hall ... Leo
Gailard Sartain ... Fat Adolph
Robert Gould ... Mardy Stoog
Antonia Dauphin Antonia Dauphin ... Sonja Nathanson
Campbell De Silva ... Elmo (as Billy Silva)
Caitlin Ferguson Caitlin Ferguson ... Spike
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Storyline

In the metropolis of Rain City which is run under a military state, Wanda's Café is the meeting point for several individuals, who, in the words of Lt. Gunther of the police department, are converging on "the shit (they're) wallowing in". Former Rain City police officer John Hawkins - Hawk to his friends - has just been released from prison where he served eight years for murder, a crime to which he readily admits. He killed Fat Adolph, a mobster, in an effort to clean up the streets and protect the ones he loved. He has returned to Wanda's - Wanda who was his former lover - to restart his life. Straightforward Wanda still loves Hawk, but is not in love with him, and as such offers him a place to stay with no strings. Wanda has just hired largely innocent Georgia to work in the café. Penniless Georgia and her husband Coop have just arrived in Rain City with their infant son Spike in the run-down camper in which they live. They believed moving to the city - their first time ever in ... Written by Huggo

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Trivia

Geneviève Bujold dyed her hair red for her role as Wanda. See more »

Quotes

Coop: I been to plenty of cities... and they ain't nothin' but trouble.
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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"True Love'
Written by Phil Shallot and John Engerman
Performed by Joanne Klein
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One of the most Underrated
7 December 2005 | by MadFishSee all my reviews

Trouble in Mind is a masterpiece from Alan Rudolph - the most underrated movie director of USA.

It's a great analysis of the amoral society where everyone is ready to sell a soul for his, his friend's or at least for his child's future. In the game of life only the ones wise enough to play with small bets survive.

80's were an afterglow of the 70's criticism against the weak but high developed systems. Although films like "To live and to die in L.A" got the most attention in this area, Trouble in Mind won't have to be ashamed no bit.


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USA

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Release Date:

March 1986 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,029, 15 December 1985

Gross USA:

$19,632

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,632
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1:85: 1
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