Wrestling Ernest Hemingway

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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
Wrestling-Ernest-Hemingway-Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Randa Haines
Produced by Todd Black
Written by Steve Conrad
Starring Robert Duvall
Richard Harris
Piper Laurie
Sandra Bullock
Shirley MacLaine
Cinematography Lajos Koltai
Edited by Paul Hirsch
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates December 17, 1993
Running time 123 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4,500,000
Box office $278,720

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway is a 1993 drama-romance film directed by Randa Haines and written by Steve Conrad, starring Richard Harris, Robert Duvall, Sandra Bullock, Shirley MacLaine, and Piper Laurie.[1]

Plot[edit]

Frank is a retired Irish seaman. Walter is a retired Cuban barber. They are two lonely old men living in Florida, trapped in the emptiness of their own lives.

When they meet in a park, the flamboyant Frank is finally able to start a conversation with the introverted Walter after several attempts. They begin to spend time together and become friends, sometimes meeting at the coffee shop where Walter orders the same food every day and becomes fond of Elaine, a young waitress.

Frank's salty talk and crude behavior in public offend Walter and threaten their friendship. In the meantime, Frank attempts to start a romance with Georgia, a woman he meets at the movies, while dealing with Helen, a neighbor who is put off by his manner.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics, as it currently holds a rating of 60% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 20 reviews.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caryn James (1993-12-17). "Harris As an Aging Macho Man". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 

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