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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 (Kelly Lynch), his wife and mother of nine. Also part of the extended family is Beal (Patrick McGaw), who becomes Roberta's ...See moreReuben is a drinker and brawler who runs afoul of the law and lands a long prison term. He leaves behind Roberta (Kelly Lynch), his wife and mother of nine. Also part of the extended family is Beal (Patrick McGaw), who becomes Roberta's sometime lover and possesses the famous Bean short fuse. All this is observed by Earlene (Martha Plimpton), 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. See less
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Carolyn Chute (novel "The Beans of Egypt, Maine") | Bill Phillips (screenplay)
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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
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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
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Therese Tinling
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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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5.3 / 10 | 254 votes