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Plot, Details & Awards

Heartaches

(1981)
93min.
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Plot & Details

Margot Kidder and Annie Potts star in this distaff buddy picture concerning two friends undergoing a series of misadventures in their love lives. Potts plays Bonnie Howard, the wife of Stanley (Robert Carradine), an immature child/man who irresponsibly spends most of his time racing cars and getting drunk. Bonnie also happens to be pregnant, but the father of her unborn child does not happen to be Stanley. Rather than hit Stanley in the face with that fact, she decides to leave him. As she heads for town to obtain an abortion, she runs into the foul-mouthed man-hunter Rita Harris (Margot Kidder in a blonde wig and tight pants). The two characters get involved in a number of vignettes, with the humor arising from the contrast between the streetwise Rita and the relatively innocent Bonnie.

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1982 Genie Awards Best Original Screenplay Terence Hefferman Won
1982 Genie Awards Best Actor Winston Rekert Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Michel Descombes Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Actress - Foreign Annie Potts Won
1982 Genie Awards Best Director Donald Shebib Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Cinematography Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Sound Robin Leigh Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Costume Design Julie Ganton Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Sound Marcel Pothier Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Actor - Foreign Robert Carradine Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Sound Paul Dion Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Actress Margot Kidder Won
1982 Genie Awards Best Sound Claude Langlois Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Picture Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Don Cohen Nominated

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