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Unstrung Heroes (1995)

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home ... See full summary »

Director:

Diane Keaton

Writers:

Franz Lidz (book), Richard LaGravenese (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andie MacDowell ... Selma Lidz
John Turturro ... Sid Lidz
Michael Richards ... Danny Lidz
Maury Chaykin ... Arthur Lidz
Nathan Watt Nathan Watt ... Steven / Franz Lidz
Anne De Salvo ... May
Celia Weston ... Amelia
Jack McGee ... Lindquist
Candice Azzara ... Joanie (as Candy Azzara)
Kendra Krull ... Sandy Lidz
Giuseppe Andrews ... Ash (as Joey Andrews)
Lillian Adams ... Aunt Estelle
Lou Cutell ... Uncle Melvin
Sumer Stamper Sumer Stamper ... Nancy Oppenheim
Sean P. Donahue Sean P. Donahue ... Ralph Crispi (as Sean Donahue)
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Storyline

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd Weiser <nceppjrw@pop.flash.net>

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Sometimes you find your heroes in the most unlikely places.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for emotional subject matter | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Henry Winkler auditioned for the role of Danny Lidz. He arrived in character and in full costume. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Melvin: And there are demented schmucks who are not welcome.
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Soundtracks

L'Internationale
Lyrics by Eugène Pottier
Music by Pierre De Geyter
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Simply Amazing
30 July 2001 | by foureSee all my reviews

This movie shows how you can find heros in the most unlikely people and places. Michael Richards character, Danny, was out-spoken and rude, but his quote, "People, they get trapped in their own history unless someone shows them a way out" is a great way of thinking, and the movie shows the hardship of growing up and finding someone special when no one else understands what you're going through. With another great direction job of Diane Keaton, brilliant performances by Andie MacDowell, and Michael Richards and an amazing score by Thomas Newman, this movie lets you know that heros can come from anywhere and be anybody.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entfesselte Helden See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$185,183, 17 September 1995

Gross USA:

$7,929,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,929,434
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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