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HEAVY (1995)

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"Eloquent, purposeful first feature by director, James Mangold" (New York Times) "A slice of American life that is rarely seen onscreen" (Box Office Magazine)"


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Catalogue No. ACC0015
SRP A$19.95
APN 9333723000158
DVD Release Date 9 Feb 2005
Director James Mangold
Producer Richard Miller
Cast Liv Tyler, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelly Winters, Deborah Harry
Genre Drama
Rating M15+ (Low Level Coarse Language, Adult Themes)
Run Time 93 minutes
Visual Format 1:1.85
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language English
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Quotes "Eloquent, purposeful first feature by director, James Mangold" (New York Times) "A slice of American life that is rarely seen onscreen" (Box Office Magazine)"
Awards 1995 Special Jury Prize - Sundance Festival

Synopsis
In upstate New York, seemingly located off the beaten highway, is the roadside tavern, "Pete & Dolly's", where Victor, an introverted, over-weight pizza chef, maintains his daily vigil. Under the domineering sway of his mother, Dolly, Victor cooks her an elaborate breakfast every morning and does whatever else she wants. It amounts to a very passive, out-of-the-mainstream existence. Into this settled little world comes Callie, a beautiful, but directionless, college dropout, whom Victor immediately develops a crush on. Reticent nearly to the point of invisibility, Victor can barely manage to communicate with her, but they casually interact, which stimulates Victor, trapped in his stagnant and empty life, to further obsession. Delores, a veteran, hard-boiled waitress, still sexy and perhaps a little too available, and Leo the barfly, complete the circumscribed universe of the tavern. As circumstances change, conflicts emerge and then erupt, and Victor must face the world around him with a changed perspective and different responsibilities.
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