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Purlene Dupre
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Deb Fountain
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Ray Aranha ...
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Eugene Wolf ...
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Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering takes him into the life of Kid, a free-spirited young man who helps Al escape from the routine of everyday life and find freedom to enjoy himself. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Box of Moonlight  »

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$13,500 (USA) (25 July 1997)

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$720,717 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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The swimming hole is actually an abandoned 350 foot deep quarry. DiCillo told all who went in that it was only 25 feet deep max. An expert swimmer at a nearby quarry was bitten by a poisonous snake and drowned several days before filming began. See more »

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When watching wrestling and eating hot dogs with the Kid, Al's hot dog goes from half-eaten to him taking the first bite of it back to half-eaten depending on the camera angle. See more »

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The Kid: [At the swimming hole] We're only wearing suits because you're here. Usually we go naked.
Purlene DupreFloatie Dupre: So do we.
The Kid: Well, why don't we all take our suits off, then?
Purlene Dupre: Look, peckerhead, I ain't losin' the goddamned suit.
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References The Green Berets (1968) See more »

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Red Right Hand
Written by Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Thomas Wydler
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (as Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)
Courtesy of Mute Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Superb
26 December 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

One of my favourite Films of all time. Top notch performances all round especially turturro and Sam rockwell.

Sad,funny,inspiring and always entertaining this is a film that stays in your mind forever and one to watch over and over again.

The Cinematography is sublime, while the screenplay is spot on.

For Film fans who like their films with a great story .

Not for the blockbuster merchants.

In short : A Classic.

Do yourself a favour and rent this movie out.

Tom dicillio at his best.


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