Where the Heart Is

Overview

In this comedy from writer-director John Boorman, wealthy real estate mogul Stewart McBain (Dabney Coleman) owns a demolition firm which specializes in blowing up old buildings to make way for upscale new ones. When neighbors protest his plans to raze a dilapidated old building to make way for a new Brooklyn subdivision, television crews film the confrontation, and McBain comes off like a fool. His three spoiled children ridicule him. Tired of their carping, McBain gives them each $750 and drops them off at the ...
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Overview

In this comedy from writer-director John Boorman, wealthy real estate mogul Stewart McBain (Dabney Coleman) owns a demolition firm which specializes in blowing up old buildings to make way for upscale new ones. When neighbors protest his plans to raze a dilapidated old building to make way for a new Brooklyn subdivision, television crews film the confrontation, and McBain comes off like a fool. His three spoiled children ridicule him. Tired of their carping, McBain gives them each $750 and drops them off at the old building, known as the Dutch House. Daphne (Uma Thurman), Chloe (Suzy Amis) and Jimmy (David Hewlett) are at first completely lost, because they have no idea how to live in the real world. As McBain and his wife Jean (Joanna Cassidy) monitor their children's progress, the three youngsters learn to get along with the neighborhood people and eventually set up a commune of sorts, into which they invite their friends and various homeless people.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) - Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2003
  • UPC: 786936209433
  • Original Release: 1990
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 99,353

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dabney Coleman Stewart McBain
Uma Thurman Daphne McBain
Joanna Cassidy Jean McBain
Crispin Glover Lionel
David Hewlett Jimmy McBain
Suzy Amis Chloe McBain
Christopher Plummer Homeless Gent
Maury Chaykin Harry
Dylan Walsh Tom
Ken Pogue Hamilton
Sheila Kelley Sheryl
Catherine Blythe Runway Model
David Bronstein Stock Exchange Dealer
Ida Carnevali Mrs. Jose
Robbie Coltrane
Frances Flanagan TV Reporter (Dutch House)
Prabha Gandhi Mya
Paulina Gillis Secretary
Maurice Godin Stock Exchange Dealer
Michael Kirby Lionel's Father
Christine Kossak Runway Model
Gary Krawford Presidential Aide
Howard Lende Wall Street Man
Anne-Marie MacDonald TV Reporter (Stock Exchange)
Sandi Ross Woman Speaking in Tongues
Juan Sanchez Jose
Ric Sarabia NYC Unemployment Clerk
Albert Schultz Edgar
George Seremba Preacher
Ralph Small Eviction Man
Timothy Stickney Marcus
Dennis Strong Marvin X
Najma Uddin Porna
Philip Williams Man with Writ
Emma Woollard Olivia
Technical Credits
John Boorman Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Telsche Boorman Screenwriter
Ian Crafford Editor
Elinor Rose Galbraith Set Decoration/Design
Edgar Gross Producer
Susan Kaufman Art Director
Peter J. Martin Score Composer
Linda Matheson Costumes/Costume Designer
James McAteer Art Director
Richard Murphy Choreography
Carol Spier Production Designer
Peter Suschitzky Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/The Dutch House Demolition [6:50]
2. Setting the Children Straight [8:36]
3. The Dilemma [9:50]
4. The Room Mates [10:22]
5. Identifying the Dream [9:44]
6. The Corporate Raid [5:24]
7. Bad News [3:54]
8. Down and Out [9:15]
9. The Morning After [8:01]
10. The Eviction [12:26]
11. A Solution [7:58]
12. Home at Last/End Credits [1:43]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Captions
      English for the Hearing Impaired
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