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Simple Men (1992)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  6 November 1992 (UK)
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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, ... See full summary »

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Bill McCabe (as Robert Burke)
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Dennis McCabe
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Kate
Elina Löwensohn ...
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Ned Rifle
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Mary
Richard Reyes ...
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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost father, a revolutionary who has been in hiding for 20 years. For different reasons, both leave New York and head for Long Island, out of money, and short on ideas. D:"Long Island is a a terminal moraine." B:"What's that?" D:"It's the material left behind when a glacier recedes." D:"Gee, then what the hell are we waiting for?" Written by Stuart Criley <scriley@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu>

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There's no such thing as adventure and romance, only trouble and desire.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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6 November 1992 (UK)  »

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Begär, besvär och enkla män  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$141,554 (USA)
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Trivia

"There's no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire." It's probably the best-known phrase of this movie, but actually it's a quote from 'Lang, Fritz''s movie _Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922)_. See more »

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Ned Riffle: I want adventure. I want romance.
Bill McCabe: Ned, there is no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire.
Ned Riffle: Trouble and desire.
Bill McCabe: That's right. And the funny thing is, when you desire something you immediately get into trouble. And when you're in trouble you don't desire anything at all.
Ned Riffle: I see.
Bill McCabe: It's impossible.
Ned Riffle: It's ironic.
Bill McCabe: It's a fucking tragedy is what it is, Ned.
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Always Something
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Written by Georgia Hubley & Ira Kaplan
Published by Roshashauna Music, BMI
Yo La Tengo appears courtesy of Alias Records, Inc.
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GREAT Movie
22 March 2005 | by (Upstate NY, United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite HH movies, by far. This, Trust, and Undeniable Truth are I think his three best. This is a total dialoge movie, and HH does a great job in setting moods and playing with settings and music.

Usual cast of characters, and a strange plot, and a surreal setting, make for a moody movie, for sure this is not an 'up' movie but it IS very funny. Very quotable. The first HH movie I ever saw, and still by far my favorite.

And the Kool Thing Dance is funny and bizarre, not a pointless attempt to show his taste in music as the previous comment stated. We all know HH works brilliantly with music in his films, he does not do things to show off.


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