GenreBiography, Drama ProducerJames G. Robinson CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 14, 1994 Based onImaginary Crimes by
Sheila Ballantyne WriterSheila Ballantyne (book), Kristine Johnson (screenplay), Davia Nelson (screenplay) CastHarvey Keitel (Ray Weiler), Fairuza Balk (Sonya Weiler), Kelly Lynch (Valery Weiler), Vincent D'Onofrio (Mr. Webster), Diane Baker (Abigail Tate), Chris Penn (Jarvis) Similar moviesC.R.A.Z.Y., Saved!, Dorian Blues, Get Real, My Life in Pink, Maurice
TaglineWhen a father doesn't live up to his dreams... a daughter has to stand up for hers.
Imaginary Crimes is a 1994 drama film directed by Anthony Drazan, and an adaptation of Sheila Ballantyne's 1982 novel of the same name. The film stars Harvey Keitel and Fairuza Balk, and tells the story of Ray Weiler (Keitel), a widowed hustler trying to raise his two daughters in 1962 Portland, Oregon. His eldest daughter Sonya (Balk) is a gifted student and writer who attempts to start a life for herself despite her father's inability to change his self-destructive behaviour. Her journal entries form the basis of retrospective scenes documenting the family's story.