Ironweed (1987)

9.37/10 (27 votes)
  • Ironweed (1987)

    Movie Plot

    Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal 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. That night, out 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, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.

    Director : Hector Babenco

    Genre : Drama

    Character : Francis Phelan

    Cast : Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

    More info : imdb

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(3670 views / 9 replies)
joe - Sunday, 24th Feb 2008 @ 13:25

Why is movie not available on Blockbuster or Netflix ???

ron a - Wednesday, 14th Mar 2007 @ 04:52

I think this movie is worthwhile because it breaks the mold and deals with unusual issues in a quality way. It isn't a happy film, of course.
I was an extra in this movie and I saw some of the scenes created - they really took their time. When I first saw the film, I din't like it. Apparently many other folks didn't either - it only made 6.5 million.
Now, twenty years later - I bought the VHS andI cee that it really is a quality film.

drochmg - Wednesday, 21st Feb 2007 @ 23:07

Hello medvedi!

I'm your KING!

m. - Thursday, 18th Jan 2007 @ 02:36

Very powerful, thought provoking film.
Both Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep were superb. !
Thank you.

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