James Belushi and Alisan Porter, a pre-pubescent newcomer, portray a pair of transient con artists in writer-director-producer John Hughes's CURLY SUE, a maudlin Depression-era comedy-drama that must have looked better on paper than it does on screen.
Bill Dancer (Belushi) loves being a street person and he gets a charge from conning rich people out of some of their wealth by faking traffic accidents or snookering them at poker. His dubiously adopted daughter, Curly Sue (Porter), also enjoys the carefree life of the vagabond. Together, they've
made a career out of bilking the rich to line their own pockets, though they do have their own moral code. For instance...