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In the Soup (1992)

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 »

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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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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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Gross USA:

$256,249
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The script Aldolfo is reading to Joe was also written by Steve Buscemi at Alexandre Rockwell's request. 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 »

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Referenced in Living in Oblivion (1995) See more »

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Roland Alphonso
Written by Don Cherry
Courtesy of Eternal River Publishing BMI
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A very pleasant surprise
26 August 2005 | by gerardajohannadevriesSee all my reviews

Sometimes you're kind of reluctant to watch a movie because you don't really expect anything of it, but then you end up being so pleasantly surprised! I had that experience with "In the Soup". This film truly is a little gem as mentioned before. This strange, offbeat movie grew on me with every scene I watched. Steve Buscemi is brilliantly funny as script-writer and 'wannabe' director Adolpho. Seymour Cassel is great as well but I definitely shouldn't forget to mention Jennifer Beals.. my god, how this woman made me laugh! She was pitch perfect for her role as Buscemi's cranky Latin-American neighbor Angelica, his secret love interest who he wants to star in his movie. I can highly recommend this movie, if you're a Buscemi fan, it's a "must-see" !


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