• The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (2009)

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Release Date: April 13th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2008

G |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

In this adaptation of the Carson McCullers novel, John Singer (Alan Arkin), who is deaf and mute, tries to help the people around him. He rents a bedroom in a small Southern town to be closer to his friend, Spiros (Chuck McCann), who is also deaf. John attempts to strike up a friendship with Mick (Sondra Locke), the teenage daughter of his disabled landlord (Biff McGuire), and meets the town drunk (Stacy Keach Jr.). Later, he helps Dr. Copeland confront his failing health.

Cast: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Stacy Keach, Laurinda Barrett, Chuck McCann, Biff McGuire, Percy Rodrigues, Cicely Tyson

Director: Robert Ellis Miller

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Relationships, Small town, Friendship, 1960s, Engaging, Transformation, Daughter, Growing up, Friend, House, Doctor, Brooding

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