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Where the Heart Is (1990)

Stewart McBain (Coleman) is a real-estate mogul who spends his living blowing up old buildings to make room to erect new buildings. All goes as planned for a new subdivision, until a group ... See full summary »

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John Boorman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dabney Coleman ... Stewart McBain
Uma Thurman ... Daphne McBain
Joanna Cassidy ... Jean
Crispin Glover ... Lionel
Suzy Amis ... Chloe McBain
Christopher Plummer ... Shitty
David Hewlett ... Jimmy
Maury Chaykin ... Harry
Dylan Walsh ... Tom
Ken Pogue ... Hamilton
Sheila Kelley ... Sheryl
Michael Kirby ... Lionel's Father
Dennis Strong Dennis Strong ... Marvin X
Timothy Stickney Timothy Stickney ... Marcus
Emma Woollard Emma Woollard ... Olivia
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Storyline

Stewart McBain (Coleman) is a real-estate mogul who spends his living blowing up old buildings to make room to erect new buildings. All goes as planned for a new subdivision, until a group of protesters object to the destruction of one lonely, ugly building, called the Dutch House. Typically, the media is sent to the scene of the protest, and McBain appears on TV in a bad way. His children - Daphne (Thurman), Chloe (Amis), and Jimmy (Hewlett) - ridicule him for appearing on TV, and as a reward for their remarks, he drops them off at the Dutch House with $750 apiece, and tells them they're on their own. They must find jobs if they expect to make money to stay warm. McBain and his wife Jean watch from afar as their children adapt to their new lifestyle, meeting new friends, and inviting others into their new home, including a decrepit bum. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahol a szív lakik See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,106,475
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Crispin Glover filmed this movie at the same time Back to the Future Part II (1989) was being shot. Crispin Glover did not reach a payment agreement for BTTF2 and archived footage was used with prosthetics added to stand-ins to portray his character. Glover later sued and won. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: You never said we'd have Bang-fucking-kok in the hallway!
Lionel: That's an unprovoked racist slur.
Porna: Excuse me, we are from Bom-fucking-bay!
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Connections

Referenced in Meet the Parents (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

A Song Of India
Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by Tommy Dorsey
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Finally! A comedy which is funny and well acted
15 August 2003 | by samiyamSee all my reviews

One of John Boorman's finest films. Dabney Coleman rises above his paper-cutout character status of the "bad guy" to become a basic family man with real family problems and the "kids" played by Hannah, Glover and Amis are really fun characters. The plot actually has twists in it that make the whole thing fun to watch and the ending has a "rightness" to it which lets you come away from the film with a good feeling about life and people. A really good way to spend a couple of hours.


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