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Imaginary Crimes (1994)

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A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own, and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.

Director:

Anthony Drazan

Writers:

Sheila Ballantyne (book), Kristine Johnson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Ray Weiler
Fairuza Balk ... Sonya Weiler
Kelly Lynch ... Valery Weiler
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Mr. Webster
Diane Baker ... Abigail Tate
Chris Penn ... Jarvis
Amber Benson ... Margaret
Elisabeth Moss ... Greta Weiler
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Judge Klein
Seymour Cassel ... Eddie
Tori Paul Tori Paul ... Young Sonya
Melissa Berntsen ... Gigi Rucklehaus
Annette O'Toole ... Ginny Rucklehaus
Bill Geisslinger Bill Geisslinger ... Bud Rucklehaus
William G. Schilling William G. Schilling ... Mr. Garrity
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Storyline

Coming-of-age story set in the 1950's stars Harvey Keitel as a small-time hustler/dreamer, recently widowed, who tries his best to care for his two daughters, 17-year-old Sonya, and 12-year-old Greta, while Sonya's rapid disulisionment with her father puts her at odds with him more times than nessessary. Written by Anonymous

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When a father doesn't live up to his dreams... a daughter has to stand up for hers.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for theme and some very mild language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimes Imaginários See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$89,611
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fairuza Balk was called back to re-shoot some scenes and had to wear a wig, since she had already dyed it blonde for Tollbooth (1994). See more »

Quotes

Sonya Weiler: Me with a father who has the audacity to buy ice cream on the coldest night of the year.
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Connections

Features Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Middle Of A Kiss
Performed by Julie London
Written by Sam Coslow
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of ERG, under license from CEMA Special Markets
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A nice gem For Kietel
14 February 2002 | by Movie_Man 500See all my reviews

Everyone who thinks Harvey can only inhabit violent, suffering Martin Scorcese type stories will be amazed at his affecting and emotional turn here, as a father struggling to raise his 2 daughters. Guilt and regret figure prominently in the plot line, which is narrated from a diary by the wonderful Fairuka Balk. Kelly Lynch gives a brief but sad performance as the mother. One of Kietel's best contains his usual trademark shouting scenes but overall: his least bloody and tortured character is also his finest time on film.


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