Pennies from Heaven (1981) (Movie)

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Pennies from Heaven
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Pennies from Heaven is a 1981 musical film adapted from a 1978 BBC television drama. Dennis Potter adapted his own screenplay from the BBC series for American audiences, changing its setting from London and the Forest of Dean to Depression era Chicago and rural Illinois. Potter was nominated for the 1981 Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay, but lost to On Golden Pond. The film starred Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken and Jessica Harper. The director was Herbert Ross and the choreographer was Danny Daniels. Wikipedia


From this profile you will find 6 photos, 5 quotes, 5 trivia items, 46 lists, 5 songs, 8 awards, 8 news stories, and key facts about Pennies from Heaven!

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Pennies from Heaven is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Films set in Chicago, Illinois, Films set in the 1930s, Films about prostitution, Films featuring a Best Musical or Comedy Actress Golden Globe winning performance, 1980s drama films, Films directed by Herbert Ross, 1981 films and Films set in Illinois.

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(first lines)
Arthur Parker: Joan... Joanie? Sugar? C'mon, Joan... sugar... wake up, baby.
Joan Parker: No, Arthur, don't.
Arthur Parker: Oh, baby... come on, sugar.
Joan Parker: No, it's too early, Arthur.
Arthur Parker: Oh, Joan.
Joan Parker: Arthur, there isn't time.
Arthur Parker: Oh, there's always time for this. Joan, come on.
Joan Parker: Stop it, Arthur! No, don't!
Joan Parker: (getting out of bed) No... I said no!
Arthur Parker: Why not? Why not, Joan?
Joan Parker: You said you wanted to get away early; that's what you said.
Arthur Parker: You never want to, do you? Never.


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Nominated for 8 Awards | Won 3

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