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Home Movie (2001)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 25 January 2001 (USA)
Documentary look at five unusual homes and the people who built (or adapted) them.

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Chris Smith
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ed Peden Ed Peden ... Himself
Diana Peden Diana Peden ... Herself
Linda Beech Linda Beech ... Herself
Ben Skora Ben Skora ... Himself, 'Bennie'
Darlene Satrinano Darlene Satrinano ... Herself
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Director Smith visits five unusual homes and talks to the people who built or adapted them. His subjects include an alligator wrangler who lives on a houseboat in a Louisiana bayou; an American actress who made her fortune on Japanese TV and then built a treehouse getaway in Hawaii; an inventor who automated his entire home; a family who converted an abandoned missile silo into an underground abode; and a pair of cat-lovers who renovated their house with dozens of feline-friendly features. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

25 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$119,052

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,052
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Mono

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Color
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Soundtracks

Hambone Blues
(1995)
Written by Rube Lacey
Performed by Honeyboy Edwards (as David 'Honeyboy' Edwards)
Courtesy of Cakewalk LLC DBA 32 Records
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If you want a break from heavy, serious stuff, give it a try.
19 June 2004 | by timnilSee all my reviews

This documentary is by the same person who did "American Movie" which documented the attempted making of a low budget horror movie. It's a fascinating look at how people re-model their houses to match their personalities. I love quirky documentaries like this, so it was right up my alley.

The houses included one that was made out of an abandon missile silo in Kansas - complete with an aging hippie homeowner playing a Native American flute to chase the evil spirits away. There's a retired actress that lives is a hydro-electric powered tree house in the jungles of Hawaii, an alligator wrestling good old boy that lives in a houseboat in the swamps of Louisiana and an uber-geek that has remade an electric house complete with robots.

My favorite though, is the family that has completely remade their house in order to let their 11 cats run amok in it. This is a short fun film - if you want a break from heavy, serious stuff, give it a try.


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