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Author: Keith BarishMarcia NasatirWilliam KennedyHector BabencoJack NicholsonAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : [Standard format]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Made-for-TV movies
Drama
Fiction
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Barish; Marcia Nasatir; William Kennedy; Hector Babenco; Jack Nicholson; Meryl Streep; Carroll Baker; Michael O'Keefe; Diane Venora; Fred Gwynne; Home Box Office (Firm); Taft Entertainment Pictures.; Lions Gate Films.
OCLC Number: 298736742
Language Note: Soundtrack in English; subtitles in Spanish. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the novel by William Kennedy.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987.
MPAA rating: R.
Credits: Director of photography, Lauro Escorel ; editor, Anne Goursaud ; music, John Morris.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe, Diane Venora, Fred Gwynne.
Description: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital 2.0; region 1.
Responsibility: Home Box Office ; TAFT Entertainment Pictures ; produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir ; screenplay by William Kennedy ; directed by Hector Babenco.

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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.

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