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Curly Sue (1991)

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A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Bill Dancer (as James Belushi)
Kelly Lynch ... Grey Ellison
Alisan Porter ... Curly Sue
John Getz ... Walker McCormick
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Bernard Oxbar
Cameron Thor Cameron Thor ... Maitre d'
Branscombe Richmond ... Albert
Steve Carell ... Tesio (as Steven Carell)
Gail Boggs ... Anise Hall
Burke Byrnes ... Dr. Maxwell
Viveka Davis ... Trina
Barbara Tarbuck ... Mrs. Arnold
Edie McClurg ... Secretary
Charles Adams Charles Adams ... Prison Guard
James W. Boinski James W. Boinski ... Pawnbroker
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Storyline

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiance, insist on putting the two up for the night. As they get to know each other, Bill becomes convinced that this is where Curly Sue belongs - in a home, cared for by someone that can give her the advantages that his homeless, nomadic existence lacks. He plans to leave the young girl in the care of Grey and take off.... but Curly Sue has other ideas! Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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Big laughs come in small packages. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La pequeña pícara See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$33,691,313
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Travolta and Bruce Willis were both considered for the role of Bill. But Travoltia was busy shooting Look Who's Talking Too (1990), and Willis' agent wanted too much money, which was more than the film's budget could afford. See more »

Goofs

It is revealed that Susan can't read, yet when she and Bill take Grey out to eat they check a banquet listing directory and it is Susan's finger that scans the listed parties and chooses the one they attend. This seems to indicate that she can read. See more »

Quotes

Curly Sue: We wouldn't even be talking about this if you'd gotten some money out of that lady, we'd be on the road. You didn't because she was too pretty.
Bill Dancer: She was too smart.
Curly Sue: And she was too pretty.
Bill Dancer: She was in a hurry.
Curly Sue: And she was too pretty.
Bill Dancer: She was going to catch onto us.
Curly Sue: And she was too pretty.
Bill Dancer: You're pretty, and I don't leave you alone.
Curly Sue: She was too pretty.
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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You'll Never Know
Written by Steve Dorff and John Bettis
Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Ringo Starr
Courtesy of Private Music
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A fun movie for the whole family
3 September 1999 | by Cal-37See all my reviews

Give this movie a break! Its worth at least a "7"! That little girl is a good actor and she's cute, too. Jim Belushi is a comic genius. You can't help but feel good at the end! I wish there were more wholesome shows like this, that you can enjoy with your kids!


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