The Beans of Egypt, Maine

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 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.


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Summary Details
DistributorIRS Media
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2 theaters
Release DateNov 23, 1994
Running Time1 hr 39 min
In Release44 days/6 weeks
Widest Release2 theaters
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Nov 25-27
Thanksgiving 3-Day
Dec 2-4