Benny & Joon

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Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) is a mentally-disturbed young woman who spends her time painting. She lives with her over-protective brother Benny (Aidan Quinn), who cares for her while ignoring his own needs. One day Sam (Johnny Depp) enters their lives... read more
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Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) is a mentally-disturbed young woman who spends her time painting. She lives with her over-protective brother Benny (Aidan Quinn), who cares for her while ignoring his own needs. One day Sam (Johnny Depp) enters their lives and falls in love with Joon. Suddenly forced to compete with another for his sister's attentions, Benny is also faced with the dilemma of whether to send Joon into residential care.

Original Release

04/23/1993

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Cast

Johnny Depp Sam
Mary Stuart Masterson Joon Pearl
Aidan Quinn Benny Pearl
Julianne Moore Ruthie
Oliver Platt Eric
CCH Pounder Dr. Garvey (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Dan Hedaya Thomas
Joe Grifasi Mike
William H. Macy Randy Burch
Liane Curtis Claudia (as Liane Alexandra Curtis)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jeremiah S. Chechik

Writers

Barry Berman, Lesley McNeil

Cast

Johnny Depp Sam
Mary Stuart Masterson Joon Pearl
Aidan Quinn Benny Pearl
Julianne Moore Ruthie
Oliver Platt Eric
CCH Pounder Dr. Garvey (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Dan Hedaya Thomas
Joe Grifasi Mike
William H. Macy Randy Burch
Liane Curtis Claudia (as Liane Alexandra Curtis)
Eileen Ryan Mrs. Smail
Lynette Walden Female Customer
Waldo Larson Waldo
Don Hamilton UPS Man
Leslie Laursen Admitting Nurse
John Grant Phillips Policeman
Irvin Johnson Orderly
Shane Nilsson Orderly
Faye Killebrew Video Customer
Ramsin Amirkhas Video Clerk

Producers

Bill Badalato Executive Producer
Susan Arnold Producer
Donna Roth Producer
Lesley McNeil Producer

Editors

Carol Littleton

1994 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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