Ted Whitley is a poet who is stalking the woman of his dreams, Linda Turner. She was volunteering at a community resource project when he came in to find out about low cost housing.

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Ted Whitley
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Max Waters
Kim Adams ...
Linda Turner
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Colette
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Gloria
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Herb
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Grace
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Homeless Vietnam Veteran
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Ted's Attorney
Roberta Wallach ...
District Attorney
Timothy Leary ...
Judge William H. Converse
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Judge Katherine Notch
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Bag Lady
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Ted Whitley is a poet who is stalking the woman of his dreams, Linda Turner. She was volunteering at a community resource project when he came in to find out about low cost housing.

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In the Sea of Love... Sometimes You Drown

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Rated R for strong language, sexual dialogue and sensuality, and for some drug cont. | See all certifications »
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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ted & VĂȘnus  »

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Originally in the poetry reading scene was going to include a poem written by Henry Rollins. This was changed at the last minute when permission was refused for its inclusion in the film. Bud Cort wrote all the poetry himself at the last minute. See more »

Quotes

Ted Whitley: Excuse my appearance, I arrive by the last thunderbolt; a trifle singed as I came through the ether. My eyes are full of stardust.
Linda Turner: What do you want, asshole?
Ted Whitley: I want you to go out with me.
Linda Turner: Where do you fucking get off? Get out of here!
Ted Whitley: Will you go out with me?
Linda Turner: No! I will not go out with you!
Ted Whitley: [places a chainsaw on the table] I'm going to ask you one more time and, if the answer is no again, I'm gonna start this thing and begin cutting my fingers off.
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A gem of a flick!
16 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Bud Cort does it all in this movie: co-wrote, directed, and starred as Ted Whitley, a walked wounded poor slob in love. It's the best portrayal of an "impaired" individual since I saw Thornton in SLINGBLADE. It's well worth a view! I rated it an 8.


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