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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Palomino (as James LeGros)
Rica Martens ...
Assistant Camera
Hilary Gilford ...
Robert Wightman ...
Tom Jarmusch ...
Driver / Intern
Michael Griffiths ...
Sound Mixer
Matthew Grace ...
Ryan Bowker ...
Food Service / Clapper
Francesca DiMauro ...
Production Assistant


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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Nick is about to discover the first rule of filmmaking: if at first you don't succeed... PANIC! See more »


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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21 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csapnivaló  »

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$500,000 (estimated)


$1,148,752 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The recurring theme of the film is dream sequences. The lead character's last name "Reve" means "dream" in French. See more »


At the end of the movie when Nick talks to Nicole, the shadow in the street behind Nicole changes in the close-up. See more »


Wanda: Is everybody hurt? Is anyone okay?
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Ellie Parker (2005) See more »

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What a dream of a movie
13 January 2001 | by (Yonkers, New York) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies and it aggravates me that it's the kind of movie that always seems to slip through the cracks. In other words, nobody watched it. It's hilariously funny and yet the public in general don't either get it or find it funny. I not only laughed a lot but found the acting to be excellent. Buscemi's performance of a Indi' film director going through the rigors of dealing with inept film crew, egotistical actor's, in-crew relationships and not to mention a certain dwarf with a major chip on his shoulder. If you are a film buff and know a little more than most about movie's rent it. 10 out of 9

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