Oscar-nominated turns by Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson spark this somber Depression-era tale, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Kennedy novel. A ball player-turned-drunken drifter and his girlfriend, a once-successful singer, try to escape their personal demons and the misery that haunts their tragic lives while wandering the bleak streets of Albany, New York, in the winter of 1938. With Carroll Baker, Fred Gwynne, and Tom Waits; directed by Hector Babenco ("Kiss of the Spider Woman"). 143 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.