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The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)

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99 min | Drama

Reuben is a drinker and brawler who runs afoul of the law and lands a long prison term. He leaves behind Roberta, his companion and mother of a brood of nine. Also part of the extended family is Beal, who becomes Roberta's sometime lover ...See moreReuben is a drinker and brawler who runs afoul of the law and lands a long prison term. He leaves behind Roberta, his companion and mother of a brood of nine. Also part of the extended family is Beal, who becomes Roberta's sometime lover and possesses the famous Bean short fuse. All this is observed by Earlene, a neighbor under the thumb of a strict religious father. Her dad warns her against any contact, but, despite the Beans' crude ways, the young woman is drawn to them; their earthiness, directness and unity stand in sharp contrast to her oppressive family life. Written by lament See less
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Carolyn Chute (novel "The Beans of Egypt, Maine") | Bill Phillips (screenplay)
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$5,263
Gross (US & Canada)
$73,956
Gross (World)
$73,956
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Release date
Nov 23, 1994 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Martha Plimpton
Earlene Earlene   See fewer
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Kelly Lynch
Roberta / Reuben's wife Roberta / Reuben's wife   See fewer
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Rutger Hauer
Reuben / Roberta's husband Reuben / Roberta's husband   See fewer
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Patrick McGaw
Beal / Reuben's nephew Beal / Reuben's nephew   See fewer
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Richard Sanders
Lee / Earlene's father Lee / Earlene's father   See fewer
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Lance Robinson
Beal / Young Beal / Young   See fewer
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Rae Adams
Earlene / Young Earlene / Young   See fewer
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Ariana Lamon-Anderson
Bonnie Loo Bonnie Loo   See fewer
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Michael MacRae
Cole Deveraux Cole Deveraux   See fewer
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James Gervasi
Pa Bean Pa Bean   See fewer
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Sue Ann Gilfillan
Aunt Hoover Aunt Hoover   See fewer
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Susanna Burney
Merry Merry Merry Merry   See fewer
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Marjorie Nelson
Gram Pomerleau Gram Pomerleau   See fewer
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Jim Chiros
Loren Loren   See fewer
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Gary Taylor
Granville Pollard Granville Pollard   See fewer
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Dennis Bateman
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Michael Patten
Fred Brown Fred Brown   See fewer
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Wren Walker
Virginia Virginia   See fewer
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Therese Tinling
Florence Florence   See fewer
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Jeff Steitzer
Warren Olsen Warren Olsen   See fewer
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Cazzeri Upton
Rosie Bean Rosie Bean   See fewer
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Kelli Russell
Annie Bean Annie Bean   See fewer
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Sharon Galloway
Ma Bean Ma Bean   See fewer
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5.2 / 10 | 246 votes