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Ironweed

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Runtime:


143 Minutes

Overview:


Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal 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. That night, out 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, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.

Cast:

Carroll Baker
Diane Venora
Frank Whaley
Fred Gwynne
Jack Nicholson
James Gammon
Margaret Whitton
Meryl Streep
Michael O'Keefe
Nathan Lane
Ted Levine
Tom Waits

Genre:

Drama

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