Ironweed Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for Ironweed the Movie

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Grim and gritty drama about bums living the hard life in Depression-era Albany. Nicholson excels as a former ballplayer turned drunk bothered by visions of the past, and Streep is his equal in the lesser role of a tubercular boozer. Waits also shines. Another grim view from "Pixote" director Babenco. Kennedy scripted based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy.

Distribution

Artisan Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: (310)449-9200, Fax: (310)255-3730, URL: http://www.artisanent.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 135 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
On the Rocks, Baseball, Great Depression
Screenplay
William Kennedy
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe, Fred Gwynne, Diane Venora, Margaret Whitton, Jake Dengel, Nathan Lane, James Gammon, Joe Grifasi, Bethel Leslie, Ted Levine, Frank Whaley
Director
Hector Babenco
Music
John Morris
Producer
Keith Barish, Taft Ent.

Awards

L.A. Film Critics 1987: Actor (Nicholson); N.Y. Film Critics 1987: Actor (Nicholson).

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