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Ironweed

(DVD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums. She used to be a singer on the radio, he used to be a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them. Helen is sick, one of their pals 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. One night, while 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, they live with a code of fairness and loyalty.
Title: Ironweed
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2009]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: CPL DVD# 5835371
Title from container.
Based on the novel by William Kennedy.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Summary: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums. She used to be a singer on the radio, he used to be a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them. Helen is sick, one of their pals 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. One night, while 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, they live with a code of fairness and loyalty.
Audience: MPAA rating R.
Local Note: 1 15 53 57 79 112 118 148 172 203 210 211 216 242 244
Statement of Responsibility: Home Box Office ; TAFT Entertainment Pictures ; produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir ; screenplay by William Kennedy ; directed by Hector Babenco
Credits: Director of photography, Lauro Escorel ; editor, Anne Goursaud ; music, John Morris.
Performers: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe, Diane Venora, Fred Gwynne.
System Details: DVD; full screen (1.33:1; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo audio, region 1.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Homeless persons New York (State) Albany Drama. Death New York (State) Albany Drama. Singers New York (State) Albany Drama. Gravediggers New York (State) Albany Drama. Husbands New York (State) Albany Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2009.
DVD-Video discs-2009.
Topical Term: Homeless persons
Death
Singers
Gravediggers
Husbands
Publisher No: 24866
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Sep 01, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very interesting storyline with some uncommon quirks thrown in. Captures the viewers attention with its subtle imaginative nuances.

Jan 23, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Meryl and Jack are as expected marvelous. The supporting cast equally great. The story line is valid. Even though it is set in the late 1930's. . this film should be seen by all students 12 years and above.

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