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Choose Me (1984)

Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and ... See full summary »

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Edward Ruscha ...
Ralph Chomsky
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Mueller
Robert Gould ...
Lou
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Dr. Ernest Greene
Jodi Buss ...
Babs
Sandra Will ...
Ida
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Harve (as Mike E. Kaplan)
Russell Parr ...
Bradshaw
Teresa Velarde ...
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Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and anxieties about love and acceptance. Written by Robert Dennys <robertd@psy.uq.oz.au>

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Laughter, tears and telephone calls. Love is the true adventure. [USA theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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29 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Choose Me - Sag ja  »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,231 (USA) (3 September 1984)

Gross:

$2,490,233 (USA) (1 January 1985)
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Picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films" in a special supplement devoted to independent films that was only distributed to subscribers in November 1997. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: Stay by your phone, Doctor Nancy Love will be up on KCMY talk radio with The Love Line.
Nancy: I recommend that you examine the deeper feelings you have for your wife, Tom.
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References Tales of Manhattan (1942) See more »

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Trouble in Mind
Performed by Archie Shepp and Horace Parlan
Produced by Nils Winther
Courtesy SteepleChase Productions
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Offbeat and catchy
6 August 2000 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

Saw this film on a whim and became entranced. The strange premise was intriguing and the plot twists continued to catch me off guard. The wistful longing for romance displayed by the lead actor will touch a cord with anyone who has desperately needed to be loved. And that is most of us, isn't it?

Found the acting superb across the board. The story was totally unpredictable. Twisted and weird yet it never exceeded my ability to believe.

Too bad only 300 people ever saw this film. I believe it is one of the most seriously underrated movies ever produced.


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