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A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

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Jonathan Ames
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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A writer in New York tries to live a double life as an amateur private eye. A feature film adaptation of the HBO series, "Bored to Death."

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Schwartzman ...  Jonathan Ames 24 episodes, 2009-2011
Zach Galifianakis ...  Ray Hueston 24 episodes, 2009-2011
Ted Danson ...  George Christopher 24 episodes, 2009-2011
Heather Burns ...  Leah 22 episodes, 2009-2011
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A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aneidikeftos detective See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Lead actor Jason Schwartzman's band (Coconut Records) created the "Bored to Death" opening theme song. See more »

Goofs

On the last page of text in the intro, on the fourth line, there is a grammatical error. It reads: "... she would have been smart and gotten far away New York." but it should read: "...she would have been smart and gotten far away from New York." See more »

Quotes

Leah: That's a big word for you, you read it in one of your Comic Books?
Ray Hueston: No, I read it in my diary.
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Bored to Death
Performed by Coconut Records
Written by Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Ames
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A unique show!
25 November 2009 | by olga1403See all my reviews

This show is probably the best thing on American TV right now, it doesn't try to be in your face unusual but it just is because of its slow burning pace, great offbeat sense of humor, while you won't catch yourself bursting with laughter at cheap humor that many shows rely on, BTD has some of the funniest and most SUBTLE written dialog that seems to be a privilege of British shows. Its a brilliantly written show with characters and story lines that are painfully endearing. And if you like me haven't been entirely convinced in the first episode, please don't give up on it, it's one of those shows that grow on you and you catch yourself watching BTD again and again. It did seem at first as something specifically catered for Brooklyn hipsters, but it gives a great background for the stories and if you live in Brooklyn you'll appreciate glimpses of your neighborhood (especially Williamsburg). All around a funny and pleasant way to spend half an hour!


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