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Echo Park (1986)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 July 1986 (USA)
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In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in... See full summary »

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May
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Jonathan
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August
Christopher Walker ...
Henry
Shirley Jo Finney ...
Gloria
Heinrich Schweiger ...
August's father
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Syd
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Hugo
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Sheri
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Vinnie
Martin Suppan ...
Austrian consul
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Commercial director
Dorothy Dells ...
Consulate secretary
Yana Nirvana ...
Woman in bar
Paul Anselmo ...
Policeman
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In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in a pizza deliverer named Jonathan, an aspiring songwriter. In the adjoining flat is August, an Austrian body sculptor who appears in a deodorant commercial and dreams big dreams. May takes a job delivering singing telegrams as a stripper, Jonathan invites Henry to tag along with him on deliveries, August gets into trouble with the police who call his father in Austria, and the friendships, frustrations, and love affairs of everyday life come to a head. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Reality is for dreamers. See more »

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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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$701,892 (USA)
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In the scene when Jonathon moves in with May, he is carrying a stack of albums in his arms, noticeable in that scene and a later one is The Partridge Family's "Up To Date" LP. May is played by Susan Dey, who played Laurie Partridge in The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

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May's cigarette when she's on the stairs of her house. See more »

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Commercial Director: The smoke is supposed to be coming out of the nose holes, not the asshole, it's so simple!
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Immortal Strut
Written and performed by Jimmy Woods and The Immortals
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A cute film about some fairly pathetic people
14 March 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

A cute film. Echo Park is apparently a fairly seedy district of Los Angeles. Susan Dey plays a bartender who wants to be an actress (unheard of in L.A., huh?) and gets a job doing Strip-o-grams. The pathetic thing is, she considers this her big break. She takes in a roommate, Tom Hulce, who delivers pizzas for a living. He immediately falls for her, but she is enamored of a neighbor, an Austrian who spends all his time pumping iron. He is convinced that he will be the next Arnold Schwarzenegger, and is completely oblivious to how miraculous it is that there is one Arnold, and hardly a big market for another. Anyway, Hulce's character spends much of the film suffering that terrible pain of loving someone, but seeing her throw herself at someone inferior. I had never heard of this film, but I liked it fairly well. Cassandra Peterson and Cheech Marin have small roles, also. Grade: B


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