No Place like Home

No Place like Home

Lee Grant (1989)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Christine Lahti, able to communicate pensiveness and energy at one and the same time, always brings heat to a performance, but is careful never to overcook it. Here, in one of her most rounded roles to date, she puts fire in the soul of a blue-collar American who finds herself on the street along with her family. Director Lee Grant paints a biting portrait of how easy it is to end up struggling in limbo, while writers Sam Blackwell and Ara Watson view the family's plight through the dark prism of irony. Punchy, pithy and emotionally charged.


An apartment guard and his family are left homeless when the building - which serves as both his workplace and home - burns down. The desperate dad seeks shelter with his brother, but a disagreement soon leaves the man and his loved ones on the street with nowhere to go. Drama, starring Jeff Daniels, Kathy Bates and Christine Lahti.

Cast & Crew

Mike Cooper Jeff Daniels
Zan Cooper Christine Lahti
David Cooper Lantz Landry
Tina Kyndra Joy Casper
Eddie Cooper Scott Marlowe
Pru C C H Pounder
Bonnie Cooper Kathy Bates
Director Lee Grant
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video