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Heavy (1995)

R | | Drama, Romance | 5 June 1996 (USA)
The life of an overweight, unhappy cook is changed after a kind, beautiful college drop-out comes to work as a waitress at his and his mother's road-side restaurant.

Director:

James Mangold

Writer:

James Mangold

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Victor Modino
Shelley Winters ... Dolly Modino
Liv Tyler ... Callie
Debbie Harry ... Delores (as Deborah Harry)
Joe Grifasi ... Leo
Evan Dando ... Jeff
David Patrick Kelly ... Grey Man in Hospital
Marian Quinn ... Darlene
Meg Hartig Meg Hartig ... Donna
Zandy Hartig ... Jean
Peter Ortel Peter Ortel ... Tony
George Alvarez ... Orderly
Cordis Heard ... Nurse
J.C. MacKenzie ... Gas Man (as J.C. Mackenzie)
Allan D'Arcangelo Allan D'Arcangelo ... Sonny
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Storyline

Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a new waitress and steals Victor's heart. But Victor is too shy to do anything about it, and too self-consciously overweight to dream of winning Callie away from her demanding boyfriend, Jeff. Victor's terrible loneliness overwhelms him when he has to face losing what he loves the most. Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Upstate Story See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$314,000, 12 July 1996

Gross USA:

$986,128, 28 November 1996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Stars Liv Tyler and Debbie Harry share the same birthday, July 1. See more »

Goofs

Victor is walking across a bridge toward the camera with a bag of groceries in one arm and just before he stops to look over the side, a fuzzy mike cover can be seen briefly in the bottom left corner of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Victor: Can't you be nicer to her?
Delores: Nice? Did you hear what she said to me?
Victor: You don't have to be nice... just nicer.
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Boxcars
Written by Butch Hancock
Performed by Rosie Flores
Courtesy of HighTone Records
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Pruitt Taylor Vince should have got an Academy Award nomination
26 January 2002 | by dewey22See all my reviews

This is a movie that I almost didn't watch because it was to be about a fat pizza cook. After watching for thirty minutes, it was obvious that the movie was about the very sensitive feelings of someone who is over weight. The performance by Pruitt Taylor Vince was very impressive, and I felt if not winning an Academy Award, should have at least been nominated. Few actors can express as much without saying a word, as he did in this very powerful and touching movie.


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