American Heart Poster

Release Date: September 17th, 1992

DVD Release Date: February 18th, 2003

R|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
This unflinching drama tells the story of recently released ex-convict Jack Kelson (Jeff Bridges) as he struggles to begin a new life outside of prison and build a relationship with his estranged teenage son Nick (Edward Furlong). With the deck stacked against them, Jack falls back on old habits as they struggle amid the vagrants and criminals of an impoverished section of Seattle. Just when it appears that they might succeed, Jack's past comes back to haunt him.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, Lucinda Jenney, Don Harvey, Tracey Kapinsky, Margaret Welsh, John Boylan, Greg Sevigny

Director: Martin Bell

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Asis Films

Distributors: Laurenfilm S.A.

Keywords: Gritty, Son, Underdog, Moving, Father, Transformation, Growing up