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Chicago. Another town, another scam for vagabond Bill Dancer (James Belushi) and the curly-topped orphan (Alisan Porter) he's raised since infancy. This time, Bill hits the jackpot: His newest con whisks them both from the poorhouse to the penthouse with lots of laughs along the way. From hit maker John Hughes, Curly Sue also stars Kelly Lynch as an attorney who falls for the plotting pair and takes them home. It's all too good to be true, until her jealous boyfriend (John Getz) intervenes. Pat Collins of WWOR-TV/New York pronounced Curly Sue "a feel-good comedy," and with Hughes' wisecracking wit and tender touch, it's a prize entertainment for one and all.
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Antagony & Ecstasy
The film has a desperately cutesy-pie charm that drips with flop sweat.
June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Edgy material isn't a great fit for youngest viewers.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film deals with the loss of a parent, presents a child heroine with the mouth of a sailor, incompetent adult protectors, rampant, senseless violence and a message that women should stay home with children rather than work in the outside world. Curly Sue and her dad have little respect for the law; they pick and choose which rules they follow.
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- Release Date:October 25, 1991
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD