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Curly Sue Details

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John Hughes dishes out the sentiment by the ladle-full in Curly Sue. The film stars James Belushi as Bill Dancer, a down-on-his-luck drifter who lives by his wits on the highways and byways of the United States, stealing free meals, slipping into movie theaters, and sleeping in welfare hotels. Bill is also the guardian of cute pint-size moppet Curly Sue (Alisan Porter), a cutey pie cross between Little Orphan Annie and Tatum O'Neal's Addie Loggins character from Tatum O'Neal. Bill and Curly Sue are a perfect con team, and they practice their scams when they need money for food. Pulling a knockdown car-accident scam, Bill makes hard-bitten Chicago lawyer Grey Ellison (Kelly Lynch) think that she slammed into him with her car. She buys dinner for the two mountebanks before being taken away by her snotty boyfriend Walter McCormick (John Getz). But the next morning, Grey actually does hit Bill with her car, and she takes the two back home with her. At first, Grey can't seem to get Curly Sue out of her mind, but then she finds herself falling in love with Bill. They begin to form a perfect family until Walter puts in a call to the Department of Children and Family Services. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 25, 1991

Cast

James Belushi
as Bill Dancer
Kelly Lynch
as Grey Ellison
Alisan Porter
as Curly Sue
John Getz
as Walter McCormick
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Bernard Oxbar
Cameron Thor
as Maitre d'
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Terrie Snell
as Maggie
Branscombe Richmond
as Albert
Steve Carell
as Tesio
Gail Boggs
as Anise Hall
Alonzo Hall
as Cook
Burke Byrnes
as Dr. Maxwell
Viveka Davis
as Trina
Barbara Tarbuck
as Mrs. Arnold
Edie McClurg
as Secretary
Lyle Brown
as Theater Patron
Nadine Burke
as Social Worker
Adele Robbins
as DCGS Caseworker
Ralph Foody
as Drifter
Carol Chickering
as Soprano
Grace Collette
as Foster Mother
Cedrick Pipes
as Cook
Luke Reichle
as 1st Store Clerk
Joel Levin
as 2nd Store Clerk
Patricia Hooker
as 4th Store Clerk
Joe Liss
as Ticket Taker
Rocco Pecirno
as Father of the Bride
Ely Pouget
as Dinah Tompkins
John Ashton
as Mr. Arnold (uncredited)
Steve Carell
as Tesio
Edie McClurg
as Secretary
Rocco Pecirno
as Father of the Bride
Barbara Tarbuck
as Mrs. Arnold
Viveka Davis
as Trina
Terrie Snell
as Maggie
Joe Liss
as Ticket Taker
Joel Levin
as 2nd Store Clerk
Luke Reichle
as 1st Store Clerk
Adele Robbins
as DCGS Caseworker
Patricia Hooker
as 4th Store Clerk
Ralph Foody
as Drifter
Nadine Burke
as Social Worker
Lyle Brown
as Theater Patron
Ely Pouget
as Dinah Tompkins
Gail Boggs
as Anise Hall
Grace Collette
as Foster Mother
Alonzo Hall
as Cook
Cedrick Pipes
as Cook
Carol Chickering
as Soprano
Burke Byrnes
as Dr. Maxwell
Branscombe Richmond
as Albert

Crew

John Hughes
Director
John Hughes
Producer
John Hughes
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Kimball
Cinematographer
Michele Vice
Songwriter
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Peck Prior
Editor
Harvey Rosenstock
Editor
Lynn M. Morgan
Production Designer
Doug Kraner
Production Designer
Steven Schwartz
Art Director
Lynn M. Morgan
Associate Producer
Tarquin Gotch
Executive Producer
Samara Schaffer
Set Designer
Marjorie Fritz-Birch
Set Designer
Masako Masuda
Set Designer
Gary Baugh
Set Designer
Michael Kaplan
Costume Designer
John Reitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Gregg Rudloff
Sound/Sound Designer
Lynn M. Morgan
Production Manager
Ve Neill
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