R | | Drama
An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, New York after returning there for the first time in decades.
A special feature on the movie's DVD states that, due to Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), which was Hector Babenco's previous movie, that "its success ensured major Hollywood studio support for Ironweed (1987)."
Oh God, it's too damn cold out here. Hey, Francis.
Francis Phelan: Hey, Pee Wee.
Pee Wee: Have you come back?
Francis Phelan: Yeah. You, uh, seen Helen around?
Pee Wee: No. I haven't seen her in a couple days.
Francis Phelan: Well, I'll catch up with her.
The movies takes place in 1938. The diner used in the movie, Miss Albany Diner, is a Silk City model manufactured in 1941.
$36,973 (USA) (20 December 1987)
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