Where the Heart Is (film) Demolition contractor Stewart McBain’s three spoiled children have grown up in the lap of luxury and are none too anxious to leave their extravagant lifestyle. But McBain is determined to teach them a lesson in self-sufficiency, so he turns them out of the family home. Forced to live in a dilapidated Brooklyn tenement, the siblings struggle to survive. When McBain’s business goes under, he must move in with his children, and together they learn lessons on where their real family values lie. Released on February 23, 1990. Directed by John Boorman. A Touchstone film. 107 min. Stars Dabney Coleman (Stewart McBain), Uma Thurman (Daphne), Joanna Cassidy (Jean), Crispin Glover (Lionel), Suzy Amis (Chloe), Christopher Plummer (the !#&@). Filmed primarily on location in Toronto. The film had only a limited theatrical release. Released on video in 1990.