Where the Heart Is

Starring: Dabney Coleman Director: John Boorman  Rated: R: Restricted
Where the Heart Is
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , , , &
Directed by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

When aked if there is anything she believes in, Daphne (UMA THURMAN) states: "Well, there's the bald eagle
  - but I wouldn't fight for it, I'm a pacifist."

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 02/23/1990
"...Stylish....WHERE THE HEART IS has enough polish to spruce up every shoe in the total Big Ten ROTC enrollment..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 02/23/1990
"...An undeniable grandeur and nobility....The actors do, for the most part, manage to bubble with enthusiasm..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/23/1990
"...A weird, gorgeous treat..."

Product Description:

Where The Heart Is

Stewart McBain (Dabney Coleman -- DRAGNET, TOOTSIE) is a successful, wealthy businessman who has given his family the easy life. Now, as young adults, none of the kids are in any hurry to leave the cushy lifestyle they enjoy at home. But McBain knows best. Or so he thinks! To the surprise of his wife (Joanna Cassidy -- WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT) he kicks the kids out into a dilapidated tenement hoping they'll discover responsibility for themselves. But the table turns when McBain's business goes under and he and his wife must move in with their offbeat offspring! Now the McBain family must once again learn to live together, an experience that teaches them where their real family fortunes lie!

Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

Where The Heart Is
Stewart McBain (Dabney Coleman -- DRAGNET, TOOTSIE) is a successful, wealthy businessman who has given his family the easy life. Now, as young adults, none of the kids are in any hurry to leave the cushy lifestyle they enjoy at home. But McBain knows best. Or so he thinks! To the surprise of his wife (Joanna Cassidy -- WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT) he kicks the kids out into a dilapidated tenement hoping they'll discover responsibility for themselves. But the table turns when McBain's business goes under and he and his wife must move in with their offbeat offspring! Now the McBain family must once again learn to live together, an experience that teaches them where their real family fortunes lie!

Plot Synopsis:

When businessman Stewart McBain's kids, who are now young adults, don't want to leave home because of the cushy lifestyle he's provided, he decides to force reality on them by kicking them out. But when his successful business collapses, McBain is forced to move in with his offbeat offspring, remembering that "home is where the heart is."

Plot Keywords:

Family Interaction | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and New York, New York.
  • Director John Boorman modeled elements of the story on the lives of his own children and their friends. The parents of his eldest daughter's brother-in-law had given their children a derelict old house to take care of, instead of giving them an allowance. They were meant to rent out rooms, but apparently they made a complete mess of it.
  • Chloe's painting's were the work of Timna Woolard, a friends of the director's family.

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