CHANNEL 4 4SEVEN E4 MORE4 FILM4 4MUSIC 4oD

Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • 15
  • Comedy, Crime
  • 1986
  • 105 mins

Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart

About

Beth Henley's play is translated into film and the result, while too reliant on its theatrical origins is still entertaining. Largely this is to do with Spacek's performance as the youngest of three eccentric Southern sisters (the others played by Keaton and Lange), who is on the run after committing adultery and then nonchalantly shooting her husband after he found out. The snappy dialogue comes thick and fast, while Spacek and Harper revel in turns that landed them both Oscar nominations.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: David Carpenter, Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek, Tess Harper, Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange
  • Director: Bruce Beresford
  • Writer: Beth Henley
  • Producer: Freddie Fields
  • Photographer: Dante Spinotti

In a nutshell

This shows up regularly on late-night TV, and you'll quite happily watch when it does.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 Catch Me Daddy

    Catch Me Daddy

    Sameena Jabeen Ahmed stars as a girl on the run from her family with her drifter boyfriend in Daniel Wolfe's thriller

  • Film4 Black Sea

    Black Sea

    Jude Law stars as a submarine captain searching for gold in the depths of the Black Sea in Kevin Macdonald's adventure thriller

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Four films announced for Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House 2014

    Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House celebrates its 10th anniversary this August with 14 nights of open-air screenings Celebrating ten years of classic, cult, and contemporary films in its open-ai

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Frank: a Twitter prequel

    Commissioning Executive Anna Higgs on creating a prequel to Lenny Abrahamson┬┐s Frank via the most natural storytelling medium possible for the character involved: Twitter The @JonBurroughs83 Twitter

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share