- US/West Germany
- 1h 46min
- Directed by: John Huston
- Cast: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor
Brilliant offbeat film in which a young man (Dourif) returns home to the Bible-belt South and starts a private war against evangelism by setting up the Church of Truth Without Jesus Christ. Bizarrely tragic and perversely funny, it revolves around a performance by Dourif in the days between his stunning debut (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) and his subsequent career as the sole saving grace in countless B-movies.
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Reviews & features
GFT Heartworn Highways season screens 1970s Americana12 Jan 2011
Fat City, Wise Blood, The Last Picture Show and documentary Heartworn Highways
Featuring small-time boxers, bible-thumping preachers, teenagers stumbling toward adulthood and outlaw country singers, this short season offers a rare opportunity to savour four idiosyncratic snapshots of 1970s Americana. From the filmography of John…
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