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Julian Po (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 5 September 1997 (USA)
Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out his reason for moving in frustration.

Director:

Alan Wade

Writers:

Branimir Scepanovic (book), Alan Wade
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Julian Po
Robin Tunney ... Sarah
Michael Parks ... Vern
Cherry Jones ... Lucy
Frankie Faison ... Sheriff Leon
Harve Presnell ... Mayor Henry Leech
Allison Janney ... Lilah Leech
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Darlene (as Latanya Richardson)
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Dee (as Dina Spybey)
Bruce Bohne ... Pastor Bean
Roy Cooper ... Tobias the Barber
Zeljko Ivanek ... Tom Potter
Ellen McElduff ... Reva
Io Tillett Wright Io Tillett Wright ... Walter
Jeremy Jordan ... Bobby
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Storyline

Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out his reason for moving in frustration. Written by RachelW

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements related to suicide, and for language and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tears of Julian Po See more »

Filming Locations:

Fleischmanns, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$51,942

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,942
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The German dubbed version differs from the usual dubbing of foreign films. In this movie they use the German "Herr" instead of "Mister" and the German currency (then "D-Mark") instead of US currency (when Christian Slater hires a room). See more »

Quotes

Sarah: I had a dream about you... That's why I'm here. I dreamed... I dreamed that I saw you in a field and the field became my bedroom and you were standing by my bed holding a big knife and suddenly you stabbed yourself with it and I woke up and I knew you were the man I'd been waiting for my whole life.
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How to Fly
Written & Performed by Pete Snell
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Strange-But-Nice Story Except For One Cheap Shot
8 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a strange little movie that got poor reviews and normally wouldn't have been something that would have interested me....but I liked it. It had one basic message: committing suicide is not the answer. Can't argue with that!

Strange characters abound in this dark comedy-drama as Christian Slater passes through a small town of curious inhabitants. I liked his narration and many of the characters in here.

The only thing I didn't like was yet another cheap shot at a minister (how many times have I seen this?). In this film, the minister tells his congregation he doesn't believe in God. Then the filmmakers make him out to be a great guy that we all like. The atheists in Hollywood just never cease in their anti-God propaganda.

Too bad, because the rest of the film is very likable and I enjoyed it, including the cinematography. Since this was a "one-joke story," they were smart enough to keep this short at 80 minutes.


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