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Living in Oblivion (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 July 1995 (USA)
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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

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Chad Palomino (as James LeGros)
Rica Martens ...
Cora
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Tito
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Robert Wightman ...
Gaffer
Tom Jarmusch ...
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Matthew Grace ...
Boom
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Francesca DiMauro ...
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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

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He only needs three things to get through the day ... an espresso, an aspirin, and a miracle. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$1,148,752 (USA)
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Tom DiCillo originally wrote this as a half-hour showcase for Catherine Keener. See more »

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The first few times the AC slates, what is written on the slate does not reflect what he calls off. See more »

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[Little person Tito is not happy with the dream sequence]
Tito: Why does my character have to be a dwarf?
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statement after the end credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are sort of fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is sort of coincidental and unintentional. See more »

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Very funny film about the hazards of independent film making
4 December 1998 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

Living In Oblivion is a mad-cap, zany, and often surprising film about everything that can go wrong while making an independent film. Superbly acted by the entire cast, especially Buscemi, Keener, Martens, and Mulrony, the movie is full of twists and turns that keep you longing for more. Tom DiCillo's wit and humor are outrageous in the best sense. Beware, however. The movie is full of well-used and perfectly-placed profanity. Not for the weak at heart where such language is concerned. If you've got the stomach for good, solid funny times with lots of 'off' words, this one will do it for you. I give it a "10". I've seen it more than 3 times and its humor holds through each viewing.


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