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A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexandre Rockwell

Writers:

Sollace Mitchell (as Tim Kissell), Alexandre Rockwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Aldolpho Rollo
Seymour Cassel ... Joe
Jennifer Beals ... Angelica Pena
Pat Moya Pat Moya ... Dang
Will Patton ... Skippy
Sully Boyar ... Old Man
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Louis Barfardi
Francesco Messina Francesco Messina ... Frank Barfardi
Jim Jarmusch ... Monty
Carol Kane ... Barbara
Stanley Tucci ... Gregoire
Rockets Redglare Rockets Redglare ... Guy
Elizabeth Bracco ... Jackie
Debi Mazar ... Suzie
Sam Rockwell ... Pauli
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Storyline

A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty no-budget flick. His beautiful object is his next-door neighbor Angelica, who's understandably preoccupied with her own life, as an illegal immigrant and single mom. Aldolpho Rollo's writing his unending masterpiece screenplay from a walk-up NYC flat, in-between peering at debtors through his peephole. AR's hopes to win her love take wing via another angel, a shady high-roller who definitely has the self-confidence, and promises the cash Aldolpho craves, to produce the auteur's vision. Written by David Stevens

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A comedy about getting in over your head.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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USA | France | Germany | Japan | Italy | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A levesben See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,922, 25 October 1992

Gross USA:

$256,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$256,249
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Beals had a young Puerto Rican girl read her lines into a recorder so she could practice the accent. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although intended to be shown in black and white, the film was shot in colour for economic reasons. In the UK, the colour version was released on rental video, but the sell-through version was black and white. See more »

Connections

References The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) See more »

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Ballad
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See it for Seymour Cassel
1 September 2001 | by susanswebSee all my reviews

What a refreshing movie! Fans of oddball movies should definitely put this on the to-watch list. Aside from a hilarious cameo by Jim Jaramusch and Carol Kane, Steve Buscemi and Seymour Cassell team play the roles of wanna-be filmmaker and questionable money man like they were born to. Shot in glorious black and white, the film makes a half-hearted serious turn at the end but it is too late to really make a difference in the movie. Also watch for Will Patton's turn as yet another bizarre person.


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