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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

R | | Drama | 21 January 2005 (USA)
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A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Director:

Shainee Gabel

Writers:

Ronald Everett Capps (novel), Shainee Gabel (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Bobby Long
Scarlett Johansson ... Pursy Will
Gabriel Macht ... Lawson Pines
Deborah Kara Unger ... Georgianna
Dane Rhodes ... Cecil
David Jensen ... Junior
Clayne Crawford ... Lee
Sonny Shroyer ... Earl
Carol Sutton ... Ruthie
Walter Breaux Walter Breaux ... Ray
Warren Kole ... Sean (as Warren Blosjo)
Bernard Johnson Bernard Johnson ... Tiny
Gina 'Ginger' Bernal Gina 'Ginger' Bernal ... Waitress
Douglas M. Griffin ... Man #1 (as Douglas Griffin)
Earl Maddox Earl Maddox ... Man #2
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Storyline

A young woman, Pursy (played by Scarlett Johansson), learns that her estranged mother has died in New Orleans. She returns to her mother's house to discover that it is inhabited by two men, one an aging alcoholic, Bobby Long (John Travolta). Written by grantss

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Taglines:

The heart is a lonely hunter.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secretos del pasado See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,243, 2 January 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$159,171, 13 February 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/director Shainee Gabel adapted the screenplay from the previously unpublished novel "Off Magazine Street" by Ronald Everett Capps. Capps' son, Grayson Capps, appears in the film and contributed six songs to its soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film Bobby has a slipper on his left foot. A couple of streets farther he has a slipper on his right foot. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Long: He can make a lovely corpse!
Lawson Pines: Come on, man. Charles Dickens. You serious? Martin Chuzzlewit.
Bobby Long: Smart ass.
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Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

This Isn't It
Performed by Giant Drag
Written by Annie Hardy
Courtesy of Leftwing
By Arrangement with Falling Elevator! Music Group
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Blows away!
12 November 2005 | by Håkan EnbäckSee all my reviews

when i first read the plot for this movie i was a bit sceptical, John Travolta and Scarlet Johansson in a movie together? Hmmm... Is this going to be another Lost in Translation? Considering the awesome acting between Bill and Scarlet i at first hand thought that A love song for bobby long would be a bad copy of it. One the other hand i'we never seen Scarlet make a bad flick...

As soon as i started watching it i could not take my eyes of the TV... I have to say this movies is one of 2005 best movies by far. This is NOT a bad copy of (LIT) this is if not better at least as good as it! The script is awesome and the acting MINDBLOWING!

If you still haven't watch it get of your ass and GET IT! This movie will take your mind peace for 1h and 59m!


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