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Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis View All


Norman Jewison (Director), John Patrick Shanley (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 18th, 1987
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a...
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Olympia Dukakis also turned in a great performance and you get the sense of why Cher's character is so strong willed.
The performances on offer are solid enough - Cher and Dukakis may have both won Oscars, but it's probably not a good thing that the one I mainly remember is Cage indulging his usual tendency to ham things up even in this relatively early role of his.
Principal Actors: Cher, Nicholas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, Julie Bavosso, Louis Guss, and John Mahoney.
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