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The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)

R | | Drama | 23 November 1994 (USA)
The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jennifer Warren

Writers:

Carolyn Chute (novel), Bill Phillips (screenplay)
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Plimpton ... Earlene Pomerleau
Kelly Lynch ... Roberta Bean
Rutger Hauer ... Reuben Bean
Patrick McGaw ... Beal Bean
Richard Sanders ... Lee Pomerleau
Lance Robinson Lance Robinson ... Young Beal Bean
Rae Adams Rae Adams ... Young Earlene Pomerleau
Ariana Lamon-Anderson Ariana Lamon-Anderson ... Bonnie Loo
Michael MacRae Michael MacRae ... Cole Deveraux
James Gervasi James Gervasi ... Pa Bean
Sue Ann Gilfillan Sue Ann Gilfillan ... Aunt Hoover
Susanna Burney Susanna Burney ... Merry Merry
Marjorie Nelson Marjorie Nelson ... Gram Pomerleau
Jim Chiros Jim Chiros ... Loren
Todd Moore Todd Moore ... Pete
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Storyline

The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than any daytime television soap opera; especially Beal Bean, and especially Beal Bean shirtless. When Reuben Bean is sent to prison for resisting arrest for out-of-season deer hunting, Beal takes up with Reuben's woman Roberta. He also has a child by Earlene, with a triangle of sex complicated by poverty. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden Choices See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$73,956
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Partially filmed on Vashon Island, particularly sequences filmed at the Portage Store, an old-fashioned corner grocery that was still in operation. See more »

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Dull and episodic
12 March 2000 | by mynervaSee all my reviews

Maybe if you're in the right mood, you can get into the rhythm of this movie, but episodic is the best description. No one story line feels really developed. Characters come and go, make speeches and die, all to no effect.


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