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Earthly Possessions (1999)

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A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an ... See full summary »

Director:

James Lapine

Writers:

Anne Tyler (book), Steven Rogers (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Charlotte Emory
Phoebe Lapine Phoebe Lapine ... Cheerleader #1
Anna Rose Menken Anna Rose Menken ... Cheerleader #2 (as Anna Manken)
Marge Redmond ... Old Woman In Bank
Danielle Ferland Danielle Ferland ... Baby Whitehead
Stephen Dorff ... Jake Simms, Jr.
Marialisa Costanzo Marialisa Costanzo ... Screaming Woman
William Hill ... Bank Guard
Brenda Currin ... Street Witness
Margo Martindale ... Libby
Julyana Soelistyo Julyana Soelistyo ... Sour Waitress
Tak Wah Eng Tak Wah Eng ... Bartender
Boyd Gaines ... Announcer
Deborah Rush ... Heidi Anderson
John Christopher Jones John Christopher Jones ... Marvel Hodge
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Storyline

A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As things progress, she learns he pulled the robbery to get enough money to help his pregnant girlfriend leave a home for unwed mothers. The two have a brief flirtation, but it is clear the housewife just needs something to enliven her life. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Charlotte wasn't looking to meet Jake. And Jake wasn't looking to take a hostage. Some people should look where they're going.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destino fatale See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Rastar Pictures See more »
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Color
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The film was shot entirely on location in the New York/New Jersey area at the request of star Susan Sarandon due to her well-known and publicized policy of filming projects close to home during the school year in order to be close to her children and not to disrupt their routine. See more »

Quotes

Jake: You're gonna move over, and you're gonna steer the fuckin' car!
Charlotte: Okay.
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Soundtracks

He's Got the Power
Written by Ellie Greenwich & Anthony Powers
Performed by The Exciters
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Cute movie but doesn't leave you with much.
21 October 1999 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

I watched the DVD version. It is an HBO production. While the picture and sound were fine, it was not even in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, which is a big disappointment. Plus, there were no "extras" on the DVD. The story was sometimes believable, but most of the time it seemed like the actors were "acting" to make this movie. Susan Sarandon was really good in this so-so story but I can overall only give it 5 of 10 rating. The end left me asking "is that all there is??"


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