American Heart

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This article is about the 1992 American film. For the 2012 Faith Hill song, see American Heart (song). For the 2007 A. A. Bondy Album, see American Hearts.
American Heart
American Heart poster.jpg
Directed by Martin Bell
Produced by Jeff Bridges
Rosilyn Heller
Screenplay by Peter Silverman
Martin Bell
Mary Ellen Mark
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography James R. Bagdonas
Edited by Nancy Baker
Triton Pictures
Release date
  • May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07)
Running time
113 minutes
Country United States
Language English

American Heart is a 1992 film by Martin Bell, starring Edward Furlong and Jeff Bridges.[1] It was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award in a number of categories, and won in the Best Male Lead category.


American Heart tells the story of a recently released convict (Jeff Bridges) pursued by his 12-year-old son (Edward Furlong), who hungers for a father and insists on joining him on Seattle's skid row.


Elements of the screenplay for American Heart was based on material originally covered in the documentary film Streetwise, such as the relationship between Dewayne and his father from Streetwise.[2][3]


  1. ^ "American Heart". The New York Times. 1993. 
  2. ^ Hartl, John (May 6, 1993). "Jeff Bridges' New Movie "American Heart" Had Its Origins On Seattle Streets — Seattle Root". Seattle Times. Seattle, Washington. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tiny and Stacey, Seattle, from 'American Heart'". Akron Art Museum. 1991. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 

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