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Heavy (1995)

R | | Drama, Romance | 5 June 1996 (USA)
The life of an overweight, unhappy cook is changed after a kind, beautiful college drop-out comes to work as a waitress at his and his mother's road-side restaurant.

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James Mangold

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James Mangold

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Victor Modino
Shelley Winters ... Dolly Modino
Liv Tyler ... Callie
Debbie Harry ... Delores (as Deborah Harry)
Joe Grifasi ... Leo
Evan Dando ... Jeff
David Patrick Kelly ... Grey Man in Hospital
Marian Quinn ... Darlene
Meg Hartig Meg Hartig ... Donna
Zandy Hartig ... Jean
Peter Ortel Peter Ortel ... Tony
George Alvarez ... Orderly
Cordis Heard ... Nurse
J.C. MacKenzie ... Gas Man (as J.C. Mackenzie)
Allan D'Arcangelo Allan D'Arcangelo ... Sonny
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Storyline

Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a new waitress and steals Victor's heart. But Victor is too shy to do anything about it, and too self-consciously overweight to dream of winning Callie away from her demanding boyfriend, Jeff. Victor's terrible loneliness overwhelms him when he has to face losing what he loves the most. Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Upstate Story See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,425, 9 June 1996

Gross USA:

$941,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$941,414
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of James Mangold. See more »

Goofs

Victor is walking across a bridge toward the camera with a bag of groceries in one arm and just before he stops to look over the side, a fuzzy mike cover can be seen briefly in the bottom left corner of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Victor: Can't you be nicer to her?
Delores: Nice? Did you hear what she said to me?
Victor: You don't have to be nice... just nicer.
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To Dream Of Sarah
Written by Eleni Mandell
Performed by Eleni Mandell
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Pruitt Taylor Vince and Liv Tyler..the Romance that never was, but intimated could have been
17 December 1999 | by sutcalSee all my reviews

This is a pleasantly suprising movie that concentrates on the relationships that exist between for central characters that work at a Diner.

Pruuitt Taylor Vince is excellent as Victor the simple son of Dolly (Shelley Winters). One really feels for his character as the movie progresses, particulary with how he struggles to come to grips with his mother's death. Liv Tyler (Callie) is something special, she has a sweet innocence and beauty that makes her character so vulnerable and likeable. The movie hints at the possibility of romance between Callie and Victor, but it never does eventuate.

Debbie Harry is perfect for the role of Delores, the slutty waitress who despises just about everything, particularly Callie.

It's not a blockbuster by any stretch, but its pleasantly suprising without being to HEAVY.

6/10


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