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Earthly Possessions (1999)

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A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an ... See full summary »

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James Lapine

Writers:

Anne Tyler (book), Steven Rogers (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Charlotte Emory
Phoebe Lapine Phoebe Lapine ... Cheerleader #1
Anna Rose Menken Anna Rose Menken ... Cheerleader #2 (as Anna Manken)
Marge Redmond ... Old Woman In Bank
Danielle Ferland Danielle Ferland ... Baby Whitehead
Stephen Dorff ... Jake Simms, Jr.
Marialisa Costanzo Marialisa Costanzo ... Screaming Woman
William Hill ... Bank Guard
Brenda Currin ... Street Witness
Margo Martindale ... Libby
Julyana Soelistyo Julyana Soelistyo ... Sour Waitress
Tak Wah Eng Tak Wah Eng ... Bartender
Boyd Gaines ... Announcer
Deborah Rush ... Heidi Anderson
John Christopher Jones John Christopher Jones ... Marvel Hodge
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Storyline

A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As things progress, she learns he pulled the robbery to get enough money to help his pregnant girlfriend leave a home for unwed mothers. The two have a brief flirtation, but it is clear the housewife just needs something to enliven her life. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Charlotte wasn't looking to meet Jake. And Jake wasn't looking to take a hostage. Some people should look where they're going.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destino fatale See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Rastar Pictures See more »
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Color
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This movie marks the fourth collaboration between Susan Sarandon and Margo Martindale. They previously appeared together in Lorenzo's Oil (1992), Dead Man Walking (1995), and Twilight (1998). See more »

Quotes

Jake: You're gonna move over, and you're gonna steer the fuckin' car!
Charlotte: Okay.
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It's a Beautiful Morning
Written by Edward Brigati (as Eddie Brigati), Jr. and Felix Cavaliere
Performed by Ambrosia Parsley
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A FANTASTIC MOVIE with great performances of Sarandon and Dorff...
30 June 2002 | by Italy-WeddingSee all my reviews

Charlotte (Susan Sarandon) wants to leave her husband, Zack, because she is not happy at all with her life. She decides to go to the bank, to ask all her money and to begin her new life. But then Jack (Stepen Dorff) comes in that bank and robbers it and she has to go with him. Jack needs the money for his pregnant girlfriend and he wants to help her. Whilst the film is moving on, Charlotte changes from an old lady in a modern woman. There is something between them and you can speak of a 'victim'. No she doesn't care anymore about the robbery. She is even happy, finally she lost her husband. But then they see Mindy, the pregnant girlfriend of Jack and that is more or less the end of their love together. She decides to go back to her husband and Jack and Mindy go to Mexico were they have a good life with their daughter. Although Jack misses Charlotte a lot, she knows that this is the best for both.

CRITIC: SUSAN SARANDON: she is the actress with the most style and talent in Hollywood. She can play everything and she made great films. She is perfect like always. So is STEPHEN DORFF, who is not so well known but he surely plays a great role.

WORTH SEEING, EVEN WHEN IT IS A TELEVISION MOVIE...

Rating; 8/10 or *** out of ****


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