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Unstrung Heroes (1995)

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Directed by
Diane Keaton

Written by
Franz Lidz, Richard LaGravenese

Andie MacDowell, John Turturro, Michael Richards, Maury Chaykin, Nathan Watt [more]

Release Date
 USA: Sep 15, 1995
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jun 3, 2003

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Running Time
1 hour, 33 minutes

Country USA

Studio Buena Vista

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• Unstrung Heroes
• Entfesselte Helden (1996)

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 Synopses for Unstrung Heroes (1995)
1.Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular.   
(52 votes)

2.Steven Lidz lives a happy and secure life in the home of his loving mother and inventor father in 1962 Los Angeles. However, things take a tragic turn when his mom, Selma, becomes terminally ill with cancer. Because Steven's father can't bring himself to deal honestly with Selma's impending death, Steven chooses to live with his two eccentric uncles, Danny and Arthur. While Danny suffers from paranoia and sees anti-Semitic conspiracies everywhere, Arthur is a childlike pack rat who has filled their apartment with stacks of newspapers and hundreds of small items he's found in the streets. Despite their strange lifestyles, the uncles manage to usher Steven through this difficult period of his life, and find a creative way of dealing with his grief. Adapted from the touching childhood memoirs of Franz Lidz. Academy Award Nomination: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score.   
(49 votes)

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