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Title Ironweed [videorecording] / Home Box Office ; TAFT Entertainment Pictures ; produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir ; screenplay by William Kennedy ; directed by Hector Babenco.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, 2009.

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Edition Full screen.
Description 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
Based on the novel by William Kennedy.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987.
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.
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.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital 2.0; region 1.
Language Closed-captioned.
Soundtrack in English; subtitles in Spanish.
Subject 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.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre/Form Made-for-TV movies
Added Author Barish, Keith.
Nasatir, Marcia.
Kennedy, William, 1928-
Babenco, Hector.
Nicholson, Jack.
Streep, Meryl.
Baker, Carroll, 1931-
O'Keefe, Michael, 1955-
Venora, Diane.
Gwynne, Fred.
Kennedy, William, 1928- Ironweed.
Home Box Office (Firm)
Taft Entertainment Pictures.
Lions Gate Films
Standard No. 012236110170
Music No. 24866 Lionsgate

 
    
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