Ratings

TMDB Rating 6.8
IMDB Rating 6.8
RottenTomatoes Rating 62%

Financials

Revenue: $0

Budget: $0

Profit: - $0


Movie Details

Tag Line: Hard times and Good times. Francis and Helen.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Dec 18, 1987

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Run Time: 2h 23m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: TAFT Entertainment Pictures , HBO , Keith Barish Productions


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Synopsis

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.


Main Cast

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Francis Phelan

Age : 82 | Popularity : 16%

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Helen Archer

Age : 70 | Popularity : 10%

Carroll Baker

Carroll Baker

Annie Phelan

Age : 88 | Popularity : 9%

Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Rudy

Age : 70 | Popularity : 9%

Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane

Harold Allen

Age : 64 | Popularity : 13%

Michael O'Keefe

Michael O'Keefe

Billy

Age : 64 | Popularity : 14%

Diane Venora

Diane Venora

Peg

Age : 67 | Popularity : 8%

Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne

Oscar Reo

Age : 66 | Popularity : 6%


Crew

Department Role Name
Sound Music
John Morris
John Morris
Production Casting
Bonnie Timmermann
Bonnie Timmermann
Producer
Keith Barish
Keith Barish
Marcia Nasatir
Marcia Nasatir
Editing Editor
Anne Goursaud
Anne Goursaud
Art Art Direction
Robert Guerra
Robert Guerra
Set Decoration
Leslie A. Pope
Leslie A. Pope
Production Design
Jeannine Oppewall
Jeannine Oppewall
Assistant Art Director
Clare Scarpulla
Clare Scarpulla
Beth Kuhn
Beth Kuhn
Enno Poersch
Enno Poersch
Construction Coordinator
Joseph Petruccio Sr.
Joseph Petruccio Sr.
Costume & Make-Up Makeup Artist
Dorothy J. Pearl
Dorothy J. Pearl
Hairstylist
J. Roy Helland
J. Roy Helland
Milton Buras
Milton Buras
Costume Design
Joseph G. Aulisi
Joseph G. Aulisi
Makeup Department Head
David Forrest
David Forrest
Key Hair Stylist
Marie-Ange Ripka
Marie-Ange Ripka
Crew Special Effects Coordinator
Steven Kirshoff
Steven Kirshoff
Writing Writer
William Kennedy
William Kennedy
Directing Director
Hector Babenco
Hector Babenco
Script Supervisor
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan
Camera Director of Photography
Lauro Escorel
Lauro Escorel
Visual Effects Visual Effects Supervisor
Paul Boyington
Paul Boyington
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