Ironweed (1987)

"Hard times and Good times. Francis and Helen."
Audience Score
R 2 hr 23 minDec 18th, 1987Drama
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.
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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:December 18th, 1987
On DVD & Blu-ray:February 24th, 2009 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$27,000,000.00
Movie Box Office Gross:$7,300,000.00 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Production Companies:TAFT Entertainment Pictures, HBO, Keith Barish Productions, TriStar Pictures
Movie Tags:homelessness