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.

Directed by: Héctor Babenco Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan
Genres: Drama,
Production Company: Keith Barish Productions, TAFT Entertainment Pictures, HBO,

Ironweed - Hard times and Good times. Francis and Helen. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 18-12-1987
  • Runtime: 143 Minutes
  • Popularity: 7.58
  • Vote Count: 99
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Budget: USD 27,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 7,300,000
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Jack Nicholson - Azwaad Movie Database Jack Nicholson Francis Phelan
Meryl Streep - Azwaad Movie Database Meryl Streep Helen Archer
Carroll Baker - Azwaad Movie Database Carroll Baker Annie Phelan
Michael O'Keefe - Azwaad Movie Database Michael O'Keefe Billy
Diane Venora - Azwaad Movie Database Diane Venora Peg
Fred Gwynne - Azwaad Movie Database Fred Gwynne Oscar Reo
Margaret Whitton - Azwaad Movie Database Margaret Whitton Katrina
Tom Waits - Azwaad Movie Database Tom Waits Rudy
Jake Dengel - Azwaad Movie Database Jake Dengel Pee Wee
Nathan Lane - Azwaad Movie Database Nathan Lane Harold Allen
Photo Name Department
John Morris-Sound John Morris Sound (Music)
Bonnie Timmermann-Production Bonnie Timmermann Production (Casting)
Anne Goursaud-Editing Anne Goursaud Editing (Editor)
Robert Guerra-Art Robert Guerra Art (Art Direction)
Leslie A. Pope-Art Leslie A. Pope Art (Set Decoration)
Dorothy J. Pearl-Costume & Make-Up Dorothy J. Pearl Costume & Make-Up (Makeup Artist)
Jeannine Oppewall-Art Jeannine Oppewall Art (Production Design)
Steven Kirshoff-Crew Steven Kirshoff Crew (Special Effects Coordinator)
Keith Barish-Production Keith Barish Production (Producer)
William Kennedy-Writing William Kennedy Writing (Writer)

See Full Cast & Crew of Ironweed


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