American Heart (1992)
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Following up on Streetwise, his powerful documentary on the homeless kids of Seattle, director Martin Bell returned to that city for a dramatic feature. Nick Kelson (Edward Furlong) is a troubled teenager whose mother has been dead for many years; he spends much of his time with other throwaway kids roaming the city. When Nick's father Jack (Jeff Bridges) is released from a long stretch in prison, the father and child reunion is a bumpy one. Jack senses an obligation to his son but is trying to
Jan 1, 1992 Wide
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The film begins as a gritty look at down-and-out lives in Seattle, but becomes a more conventional father-son melodrama, though the acting Jeff Bridges and Edward Furlong is good.
Audience Reviews for American Heart
- Jack Kelson: Things are goin' be different for you.
- Jack Kelson: I don't know if I can help the kid. I don't know if I have anything good to give him.
- Jack Kelson: You keep me straight, I'm tryin' to keep you straight.
- Jack Kelson: I'm just trying to do for you what nobody did for me.
- Jack Kelson: You're going to follow my three rules to a T. Don't tail me, shadow me, or in any way, shape, or form jam me.Don't ask me to hold your stinkin' hand.
- Rainey: The way I figure it, you're the doer or the does.
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