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.


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Available on VHS
Running time 135 minutes.

Cast and Crew

On the Rocks, Baseball, Great Depression
William Kennedy
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
Hector Babenco
John Morris
Keith Barish, Taft Ent.


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

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