American Heart Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for American Heart the Movie

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Jack (Bridges) is a suspicious ex-con, newly released from prison, with few prospects and little hope. He also has a teenage son, Nick (Furlong), he barely remembers but who desperately wants to have his father back in his life. Jack is reluctantly persuaded to let Nick stay with him in his cheap hotel where Nick befriends fellow resident, Molly (Kaprisky), a teenage hooker, and other castoff street kids. Superb performances by both male leads--Furlong, both yearning and frustrated as he pursues his dream of having a family, and Bridges as the tough parolee, unwilling to open his heart. Hardboiled, poignant, and powerful.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Urban Drama, Dads, Childhood Visions, Parenthood, Ex-Cons, Oldest Profession, Family Drama, Family Reunions
Screenplay
Peter Silverman
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, Lucinda Jenney, Tracey Kapisky, Don Harvey, Margaret Welsh
Cinematography
James R. Bagdonas
Director
Martin Bell
Music
James Newton Howard
Producer
Rosilyn Heller, Jeff Bridges, Triton Pictures

Awards

Ind. Spirit 1994: Actor (Bridges).

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