Johnny Bull (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Made for television, Johnny Bull is set in a Pennsylvania mining town, circa 1959. Peter MacNicol, the son of a Hungarian immigrant family, brings home pregnant Suzanna Hamilton, the cockney girl he'd married while a GI in England. Hamilton's movie-generated visions of a glamorous America are dashed by the poverty of MacNicol's parents (Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst), and by the fact that her husband is incapable of getting a job once out of uniform. Kathy Bates steals the film as MacNicol's retarded sister, who despises the new bride. Johnny Bull was filmed on location in coal country--not in Pennsylvania, but in Tennessee.

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mining-town, poverty, pregnancy, unemployment, family, American [nationality], British