Rent Ironweed on DVD


1987 Rated R 2hr 23m

Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep star in this moody Depression-era drama about Francis Phelan, a former pro baseball player haunted by his past and now living the squalid life of a nomadic drunk. Crippled by guilt and sorrow, Phelan reunites with his erstwhile lover and drinking pal (Streep) on the bleak streets of 1938 Albany, N.Y. Hector Babenco directs this Oscar-nominated adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by William Kennedy.

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Movie Details

1988 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1988 Academy Award®
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.