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May
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Jonathan
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August
Christopher Walker ...
Henry
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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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Dorothy Dells ...
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Yana Nirvana ...
Woman in bar
Paul Anselmo ...
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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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Amantes y soñadores  »

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The first film made by Tom Hulce to be set in the present rather than in the past. 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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The Need
Written and Performed by Dean Chamberlain
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A Pizza and A Dream ...
11 February 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

"We're all just delivering pizza ... " [Jonathan]*

Everyone has dreams ... but reality makes us have to live the 'normal life' while waiting for our dreams to come true. That's the way it is in Echo Park, California for three mismatched people that come together and form a bond of friendship that none of them ever expected!

A Pizza Man who's really a song writer. A Waitress that's really an actress. A Body Builder that's really the next Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In Echo Park ... dreams can come true!

===========> *TOM HULCE as Jonathan ... shows the tenderness of this endearing character. And we also get to hear some of his beautiful voice as he sings, pieces, of the song he's working on! (A definite added bonus.)


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