Where the Heart Is (1990 film)

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Where the Heart Is
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DVD cover
Directed by John Boorman
Produced by
  • John Boorman
  • Edgar F. Gross
Written by
  • John Boorman
  • Telsche Boorman
Starring
Music by Peter Martin
Cinematography Peter Suschitzky
Edited by Ian Crafford
Production
company
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date
February 23, 1990
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15 million[1]
Box office $1,106,475[2]

Where the Heart Is is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by John Boorman, and starring Dabney Coleman, Uma Thurman, Joanna Cassidy, Crispin Glover, Suzy Amis, and Christopher Plummer.

Plot[edit]

Stewart McBain is a successful self-made demolitions expert who blows up buildings for a living. In the midst of one such project, a group of protesters stops the last building on a lot, the Dutch House, from being demolished. When McBain appears on TV to dismiss the protests, he is made to look foolish. Returning home, his three college-aged children–Daphne, Chloe, and Jimmy–ridicule him for his television appearance.

Feeling his children are spoiled, McBain kicks them out of the house. Giving them each $750, he drops them off at the Dutch House, which is dilapidated and on the verge of collapse. In order to finance their new lives, the children take on housemates. These include a fashion designer named Lionel; a homeless magician, Shitty; a stockbroker, Tom; and Sheryl, an amateur occultist. Chloe is commissioned to finish a calendar for an insurance company. Lionel has to complete his designs for a fashion show. Chloe uses her roommates in the calendar and Lionel ends up using some of them to model for his show.

A stockmarket crash brings McBain to ruin. He desperately attempts to stave off a hostile takeover of his demolition company and fails. He loses his home and becomes destitute. Ultimately, his children take him in and he starts to see the world in a new light.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFI-Catalog". catalog.afi.com. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  2. ^ Where the Heart Is at Box Office Mojo

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