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Home Movies (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 10 April 1980 (Italy)
Keith Gordon is a creative young man who films the oddball doings of his family and peers. "The Maestro" appears frequently to give him pointers on his techniques. It's almost a film about ... See full summary »

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Kristina
Mary Davenport ...
Mrs. Byrd
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Dr. Tuttle 'The Maestro'
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Doctor Byrd
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Denis Byrd
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James Byrd
Loretta Tupper ...
Grandma
Captain Haggerty ...
Policeman
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Kari Borg ...
Swedish Nurse
Constance Ilowitz ...
Lawyer's Secretary
Kim Herbert ...
Biker
Ross Barnes ...
Mark
Stephen Le May ...
Matthew
Charlie Loventhal ...
Thomas (as Charles Loventhal)
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Keith Gordon is a creative young man who films the oddball doings of his family and peers. "The Maestro" appears frequently to give him pointers on his techniques. It's almost a film about a young man making the film. Written by David Spalding <http://korova.com/film>

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Brian de Palma's comedy that catches every body in the act!

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$400,000 (estimated)
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From an interview in the January 1979 issue of Take One, DePalma said the movie was originally budgeted at $50,000, but then went to $100,000, $150,000 and finally settled at a cost he calls "under a million". See more »

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James Byrd: Ordinarily I'd masticate these vegetables, but I had a little accident with my jaw.
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A film casserole
8 July 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

After two highly successful commercial ventures in Carrie and The Fury, Brian DePalma apparently decided he needed a little fun and frolic. So Home Movies was made using the talents of a lot of people who appeared in DePalma projects.

Home movies is like a film casserole where a lot of his film students got to step to the plate and take their best shot. Roughly speaking the film centers around Keith Gordon the younger brother of Gerrit Graham. They are the sons of Vincent Gardenia a philandering doctor and Mary Davenport his clueless wife.

Graham is set to marry former hooker Nancy Allen. He's rather full of himself and also a latently gay individual. But he's the eldest and chosen one and Gordon is the nerdy younger brother who spends his time filming some of the private moments of the family, a little cinema verite for his film professor Kirk Douglas.

Watching Home Movies I got the impression I was not being let in on an inside joke. And I rather resented the situation.

It all seemed like a colossal waste of time for all involved. The name players must have owed DePalma big time to appear here.


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