Imaginary Crimes

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Imaginary Crimes
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnthony Drazan
Produced byJames G. Robinson
Written byKristine Johnson
Davia Nelson
Based onImaginary Crimes by
Sheila Ballantyne
Music byStephen Endelman
CinematographyJohn J. Campbell
Edited byElizabeth Kling
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$89,611

Imaginary Crimes is a 1994 drama film directed by Anthony Drazan, and an adaptation of Sheila Ballantyne's 1982 novel of the same name.[1] The film stars Harvey Keitel and Fairuza Balk, and tells the story of Ray Weiler (Keitel), a widowed hustler trying to raise his two daughters in 1962 Portland, Oregon. His eldest daughter Sonya (Balk) is a gifted student and writer who attempts to start a life for herself despite her father's inability to change his self-destructive behaviour. Her journal entries form the basis of retrospective scenes documenting the family's story.



Filming took place in Portland, Oregon.[2]


  1. ^ Benson, Heidi (28 June 2007). "Sheila Ballantyne -- 'Imaginary Crimes' author, teacher - SFGate". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications, Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Filmed in Oregon 1908-2015" (PDF). Oregon Film Council. Oregon State Library. Retrieved December 27, 2015.

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