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MacArthur Park (2001)

The story follows one of many homeless crack addicts living and trying to survive in MacArthur Park. Unbeknownst to perhaps even himself, a man rediscovers why and how he ended up so broken... See full summary »

Director:

Billy Wirth

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Tyrone Atkins (original characters), Tyrone Atkins (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jefferson Byrd ... Cody
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Terry
Bad Azz Bad Azz ... Pair
Tami Roman ... Rose (as Tami Anderson)
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Blackie (as Miguel Nunez)
Ellen Cleghorne ... Blue
B-Real ... Freddie (as B Real)
Lori Petty ... Kelly
Glenn Plummer ... Leo
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Linda
Sticky Fingaz ... E-Max
Balthazar Getty ... Steve
Kirk Taylor ... Officer Davis
Alexia Robinson ... Kim
Keno K. Deary ... P.T.
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The story follows one of many homeless crack addicts living and trying to survive in MacArthur Park. Unbeknownst to perhaps even himself, a man rediscovers why and how he ended up so broken and alone, all while trying to reconnect with his estranged son in a 24-hour period. Written by slevbot

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, some violence and brief sexuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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La Cubanita
Performed by Los Ninos de Sara
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Just another lame street flick
26 November 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

"MacArthur Park" attempts to build a story around a motley bunch of street people who frequent and/or live in the big downtown Los Angeles park. Once the pride of L.A., the park, named after WWII General Douglas MacArthur, is now a marginally maintained place where street people hang out under the watchful eye of the everpresent LAPD. The film attempts to capture and dramatize some of the goings on in the park but only manages a feeble story at best which focuses mostly on crack users, assorted druggies, and other low-lifes. As the film wears on and eventually wears out it becomes increasingly apparent there's nothing new to be found between the credits. Just another "street" flick with nothing special going for it, this budget conscious indie and apparent pet project of first-time director Wirth is one to pass on. (C)


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