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Echo Park (1986)

R  |   |  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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Comedy | Drama

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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Unelmien kuja  »

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$701,892 (USA)
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Trivia

The first film made by Tom Hulce to be set in the present rather than in the past. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Wild Roses
Written by Mark Walton, Shandi and Tom Boles
Performed by Shandi
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Simply Absurd
27 November 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

One of the most ridiculously written and directed movies you will ever see. Possibly entertaining to some because of it's absurdity, particularly the ludicrous ending sequence. The character's have all the depth of porn characters, making you wonder if the writer/director have ever even met the sort of people they make caricatures of. May possibly have been written by someone like Bob Dole. Particularly entertaining is the wardrobe. The bodybuilder who wears cowboy boots outside of his jeans. The slick agent who wears sunglasses over his acne indoors. You know what you're dealing with immediately in the scene where Tom Hulce brings in that 4" pizza, pulls a cutter out of his pocket, and starts slicing it up in the kitchen. Good Lord.


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