Heartbreakers (1984 film)

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Heartbreakers FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Bobby Roth
Starring Peter Coyote
Nick Mancuso
Music by Tangerine Dream
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release dates
28 September 1984
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $148,750

Heartbreakers is a 1984 drama film starring Peter Coyote and Nick Mancuso. It was written and directed by Bobby Roth. The film was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


Two friends, Blue (Coyote) and Eli (Mancuso), each arrive at crossroads in their lives. Blue is a painter specializing in fetishistic portraits of women, usually selling his images to porn magazines. Eli's father wants him to take over the family's undergarment business that has been paying for Eli's playboy lifestyle in the fast paced and decedent Los Angeles of the 1980's.

Blue is given an opportunity to have his work featured in gallery showing as legitimate art if he can create enough new pieces to fill out a show. His sexy model (Carol Wayne) has a crush on Blue, and to please him even appears willing to participate in a threesome including Eli.

An ex-flame, Syd (Kathryn Harrold), brings out the jealous worst in Blue now that she is seeing an artist rival of his (Max Gail). Blue's self-destructive behavior also puts at risk his relationship with Liliane (Carole Laure), the manager of an art gallery about to exhibit his work.



The character of Blue was loosely based on real-life artist Robert Blue.

Behind the Scenes[edit]

This would be Carol Wayne's final film appearance before she died under mysterious circumstances on vacation in Manzanillo, Mexico just months after the film's release.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1985 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 

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