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Second-Hand Hearts
     

Second-Hand Hearts

Director: Hal Ashby, Robert Blake, Barbara Harris, Sondra Blake

Cast: Hal Ashby, Robert Blake, Barbara Harris, Sondra Blake

 
After a string of box-office hits, including Coming Home and Being There, director Hal Ashby announced in 1979 that his next film would be a "personal" project called The Hamster of Happiness. Two years would pass before this effort would appear on screen, by which time it had been heavily retooled in the editing room (by Ashby himself) and

Overview

After a string of box-office hits, including Coming Home and Being There, director Hal Ashby announced in 1979 that his next film would be a "personal" project called The Hamster of Happiness. Two years would pass before this effort would appear on screen, by which time it had been heavily retooled in the editing room (by Ashby himself) and retitled Second-Hand Hearts. Robert Blake plays a boozing drifter, who while drunk as a skunk marries waitress Barbara Harris. The newlyweds set off on a long car trip to California, with Harris' two wretched children in tow. For this we waited two years? Weighted down with allegory, symbolism and "meaningful" character names, Second-Hand Hearts was the beginning of the end of Hal Ashby's glory days.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/2013
UPC:
0883316737125
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
85,040

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Blake Loyal Muke
Barbara Harris Dinette Dusty
Sondra Blake Ermy
Bert Remsen Voyd
Shirley Stoler Maxy
Collin Boone Human
Amber Rose Gold Iota
Gwen van Dam Waitress at Frankie's
David Welch Policeman
Beege Barkett Cafe Waitress
Louis Williams Carwash Employer
Ron Spivey God-Fearing Customer
Woodrow Chambliss Deaf Attendant

Technical Credits
Hal Ashby Director
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Rick Carter Art Director
Charles Eastman Screenwriter
James William Guercio Producer
David Shamroy Hamburger Asst. Director
Amy Jones Editor
Charles B. Mulvehill Associate Producer
Willis Alan Ramsey Score Composer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Donald Thorin Camera Operator
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer
Peter W. Wooley Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Second-Hand Hearts
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [7:42]

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