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Heartbreakers (1984)

Heartbreakers (1984)




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Los Angeles is the playing field for producer/ writer/ director Bobby Roth's Heartbreakers. Peter Coyote and Nick Mancusco play a couple of thirty-something holdovers from the 1960s. Coyote is an artist specializing in S&M poses, while Mancusco is heir apparent to a large garment-manufacturing firm. Curiously, it is the hedonistic Coyote who desires a lasting relationship with a woman, while the "conservative" Mancusco is dedicated to the proposition of one-night stands. Carol Laure and Carol Wayne are the ladies who strain Coyote and Mancuso's friendship--and in so doing, force both arrested adolescents to do some growing up.
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Peter Coyote
as Arthur Blue
Nick Mancuso
as Eli Kahn
Carole Laure
as Liliane
Max Gail
as Charles King
James Laurenson
as Terry Ray
Carol Wayne
as Candy
Jamie Rose
as Libby
Jerry Hardin
as Warren Williams
Henry Sanders
as Reuben
Terry Wills
as Mortician
Annie O'Neill
as Dukes Waitress
Michelle Davison
as Fatburger Waitress
Adele Corey
as Eli's Mother
Tina Chappel
as Punk Girl
Justin Leir
as Gallery Assistant
Scott Wade
as Gallery Assistant
Alfonse Ruggiero
as Gym Assistant
Howard Shatsky
as Gym Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Heartbreakers

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

A perceptive buddy film about thirtysomethings learning they are no longer boys and have to face the pitfalls of growing up.

Full Review… | December 19, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A provocative comedy of manners

Full Review… | August 18, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Heartbreakers


Not a terribly exciting or intriguing romance drama for most of the movie, the film does get some traction 2/3rds of the way through. Has lots of Miami Vice qualities, not the least of which is the use of the band Tangerine Dream in the soundtrack to great effect. A local diner provides a common meeting ground for these two long time friends who's frienship is sorely tested over a common female relationship. As a matter of fact, this eighties film uses all the same locations, moodiness, colors, pacing, camerawork and noirish qualities of the TV show Miami Vice. While not a crime drama, this one is a romantic love triangle between two very good friends and a woman. A coming of age film but not with teens, but with mid-thirty something guys. There is really nothing really memorable, remarkable or gripping about this movie. It was Carol Waynes'(of Carson's Tonight Show fame) last film before she mysteriously died in Mexico. The plot is based somewhat on the real life artist Robert Blue. A struggling artist loses his long time girlfriend over money squabbles but does eventually become successful. His friendship is incredibly strained with a now love seeking businessman and childhood friend over a woman (Carol Laure) at the art gallery. She flirts with both causing predictable, terrible results. The word: Heartbreaker, the title, is used once by Carol Wayne in the film to describe the artist. This film is definately not to be confused with the later Heartbreakers with Gene Hackman made in 2001. Two totally different plots. Not really able recommend this, as it seems a bit rambling until the very end. See it yourself and decide. Soundtrack includes tunes from Pat Benetar, Itta James, Otis Redding, Tangerine Dream. It may take two viewings to fully appreciate. Directed by Bobby Roth Starring Peter Coyote Nick Mancuso Carol Laure (as the common love interest) Carol Wayne as Candy Music by Tangerine Dream (of TV's Miami Vice soundtrack)

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