American Heart

American Heart

Director: Martin Bell

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, Lucinda Jenney

     
 

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Jeff Bridges stars in the 1993 family drama American Heart, released on DVD from Artisan. The film is presented with a standard full-frame color transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Sound. Closed captions are accessible. There are no subtitles or special features on this disc.See more details below

Overview

Jeff Bridges stars in the 1993 family drama American Heart, released on DVD from Artisan. The film is presented with a standard full-frame color transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Sound. Closed captions are accessible. There are no subtitles or special features on this disc.

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All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
Not every documentary can spawn a successful feature, but then there is the case of director Martin Bell's Streetwise giving birth to his American Heart. Bell and his wife, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, collaborated on both films; it was her pictures of Seattle's street kids which inspired the documentary, and she and Bell wrote a screen story for writer Peter Silverman to fashion into a drama about a teen in danger of being lost to the streets. Jeff Bridges co-produced American Heart and anchored it with one of his strongest performances. His Jack Kelson is that familiar ex-con who's torn between going straight and falling prey to the lure of his former life. Kelson, with raggedy mustache, flowing hair, and a body sculpted by prison-yard workouts, is all swagger until he comes up against Nick, the son he barely knew. Edward Furlong and his clenched face exude alienation, and when he and Bridges square off, it's a showdown between two males who won't admit how badly they crave affection. Bell sees all of the down-and-out characters in this story with the same clear eye; they are neither colorfully eccentric nor pathetically damaged, just people trying to get by, often one day at a time.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/2003
UPC:
0012236136156
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
37,703

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-screen version; 2.0 Dolby Stereo Surround; Scene index; Interactive menus; Digitally mastered

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Jack Kelson
Edward Furlong Nick Kelson
Lucinda Jenney Charlotte
Don Harvey Rainey
Tracey Kapisky Actor
Maggie Welsh Freddie
Shareen J. Mitchell Diane
John Boylan Janitor
Kit McDonough Landlady
Cristine McMurdo-Wallis School Administrator
Loyd Catlett Vernon the Bartender
Marcus Chong Terry Cosmos
Barbara Irvin Nicole
Burke Pearson Jack's Bum
Todd Jamieson Suburban Father
Willie Williams The Gospel Fireballs

Technical Credits
Martin Bell Director
James R. Bagdonas Cinematographer
Nancy Baker Editor
Jeff Bridges Producer
Cary Brokaw Producer
Richard Hawley Asst. Director
Rosilyn Heller Producer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Neil Koenigsberg Co-producer
Timothy Lonsdale Asst. Director
Mary Ellen Mark Associate Producer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Riggs Special Effects
Joel Schiller Production Designer
Peter Silverman Screenwriter
Nancy Rae Stone Associate Producer
Rondi Tucker Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Photo Album [2:35]
2. "I'll Meet You" [5:00]
3. Parole Procedures [2:17]
4. "It's in the Blood" [3:19]
5. The Five Rules for Staying [3:38]
6. Sleeping Arrangements [4:20]
7. Alaska Dreaming [2:39]
8. The Middle of Her Shift [6:33]
9. Paperboy [2:43]
10. Busted With a Minor [9:26]
11. American Heart Connection [3:09]
12. Best Damn Picnic Ever [4:30]
13. Fight Like a Girl [9:06]
14. Slumber Party [3:54]
15. Sweet Jack's Sad Kid [4:24]
16. Memories of Our Parents [2:15]
17. "A Working Girl Like Me" [3:59]
18. Remember the Good Times [1:36]
19. Stealing for a Purpose [5:39]
20. A Temporary Setback [2:56]
21. On His Own [4:21]
22. The Kindness of Strangers [3:30]
23. Molly Needs the Money [1:43]
24. Separate and Scared [3:53]
25. Home Invasion [6:21]
26. Rainey Pays Up [3:11]
27. The Last Ferry [3:50]
28. End Credits [3:43]

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