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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
20 June 1997 (USA) See more »
An oddball odyssey about voyeurism, LSD and nude bowling!
Terry is a suicidal voyeur who treats a dying addict to a final binge, but Terry will only do this if he promises to kill him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Arquette ... Terry

Brad Hunt ... Nick

Cathy Moriarty ... Aunt Elise

Kathryn Erbe ... Liz

Patrick McGaw ... Don

J.E. Freeman ... Joe, Nick's Father

Timi Prulhiere ... Michelle

Anita Barone ... Mary

Allyce Beasley ... Sophia

Peter Gregory ... Pharmacist

Richmond Arquette ... Sheriff

George Maguire ... Funeral Director
Kristina Robbins ... Terry's Bowling 'Date'
Katherine Copenhaver ... Nick's Bowling 'Date'
Gary Brickman ... Drug Dealer
Nina Peschcke-Koedt ... Psychic
Orril Fluharty ... Priest
Michael Halton ... Liquor Store Clerk
Mike Por ... Donut Shop Clerk
Chris Pay ... Emergency Room Doctor
Felix Justice ... Nick's Doctor #1

James Carraway ... Nick's Doctor #2
Diane Amos ... Nurse #1

Mickey Breitenstein ... Bank Security Guard (as Michael Vaughn)
Beth Daly ... Librarian
Maureen Fitzpatrick ... Nurse #2
Michael Hsiao ... Restaurant Pianist
Alec Engel ... Bartender (as Alec Ingalls)
Jack A. Roe ... Angry Taxi Passenger
Christopher Bradley ... Store Clerk (as Xris)
Greg Love ... Cop at Funeral / Pharmacy
Ken Cunningham ... Cop at Funeral / Pharmacy
Mike Price ... Cop at Funeral / Pharmacy
Roland T. Abasolo ... Aquarium Security Guard
Sophia Stefanek ... Mary's Daughter
Mark Hager ... Garbage Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Frank ... Convenience store Clerk (uncredited)
Carter Raff ... Principal (uncredited)
Greg Runnels ... Donut store customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Finn Taylor 
Writing credits
Finn Taylor (story) &
Jeffrey D. Brown (story) (as Jeffrey Brown)

Finn Taylor (screenplay)

Produced by
David Arquette .... co-producer
Jeffrey D. Brown .... co-producer
Charles Hsiao .... executive producer
Joseph Middleton .... associate producer
Laurie A. Miller .... co-producer
John Sideropoulos .... executive producer
Mitchell Stein .... producer
Lanai C. Winter .... coordinating producer
Johnny Wow .... producer
Original Music by
Tito Larriva 
Cinematography by
Barry Stone 
Film Editing by
Rick LeCompte 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
Justin McCartney 
Art Direction by
Chris Frank  (as Christopher Frank)
Set Decoration by
Katherine Purchas 
Costume Design by
Amy Brownson 
Makeup Department
David Clark .... hair stylist
David Clark .... makeup artist
Veronica Page .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Frank Simeone .... unit production manager
Mitchell Stein .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth A. Bergman .... second assistant director (as Elizabeth Bergman)
Nicole Ferris .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chris O. Bechtel .... art department assistant
Christopher Bradley .... property master (as Xris)
Margaret Cashion .... on-set dresser
Karl T. Hirsch .... set dresser
Andrew Kemler .... set dresser
Matthew Krueger .... assistant art director
Ross Shuman .... lead man
Melinda Sugino .... set dresser
Sound Department
Michael Emery .... sound mixer
Mark Fay .... boom operator
Sandra Johnson .... location sound assistant
Douglas Murray .... sound designer
Dave Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer (as David E. Nelson)
Josh Rosen .... supervising sound editor
Mickey Breitenstein .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Cyrus Amini .... best boy electric
James E. Cross .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles second unit
Tchell De Paepe .... first assistant camera: San Francisco second unit
Rick Edmondson .... dolly grip
Rick Edmondson .... key grip
Paul Kalbach .... director of photography: San Francisco second unit
Lorna Leslie .... second assistant camera
Aggie Lukaszewski .... camera operator: "b" camera
Aggie Lukaszewski .... first assistant camera
Kevin O'Connor .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles second unit
Roderick Spencer .... gaffer
Kai Walters .... second assistant camera: San Francisco second unit
Anthony Gotta .... gaffer: additional photography (uncredited)
Aaron Hartman .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lisa Cleff .... extras and additional casting
Lauren Flanagan .... extras and additional casting
Michelle Morris .... casting assistant
Michelle Morris .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valenta De Regil .... wardrobe assistant
Ariadne Fellows-Mannion .... costumer
Editorial Department
Angela Chou .... negative splicer
Jeff Dowd .... post-production consultant
Judy Epstein .... negative cutter
Susan Berger Law .... assistant editor
Barbara Pokras .... editorial consultant
Bill Westwick .... negative cutter
Lawrence Montemayor .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Location Management
David Brown .... location manager
Melinda Iverson .... location coordinator
Doria Summa .... location scout
Greg Runnels .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Sally Kane .... music consultant
Sally Kane .... music coordinator
Ray Lee .... music editor
Kim Michalowski .... music coordinator
Charles Raggio .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Brian Dettor .... driver (uncredited)
John Embry .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Elaine Cantwell .... title designer
Margaret Cashion .... continuity
Lisa Donahue .... travel arrangements
Jeff Dowd .... producer's representative
Mark Hager .... production coordinator
Thomas M. Harrigan .... production assistant
Michel Jackson .... production coordinator
Sally Kane .... assistant to director
Denise Karey .... script supervisor (as Denise Fowler)
Laurie A. Miller .... legal counsel
Irwin M. Rappaport .... legal counsel (as Irwin Rappaport)
John W. Stewart .... second assistant producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, some drug content and sexuality
97 min
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Film To Dream About, 27 August 2001
Author: Steven Shears ( from London, England

Terry (David Arquette) is a very sad, lonely man who spends his days watching other people live their lives rather than trying to make one of his own. Rather than do this, he decides that the best thing to do is to commit suicide by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge.

In what he thinks are the final few moments of his life along comes a very confident man, Nick (Brad Hunt), who notices that Terry can't seem to find the nerve to actually go through with it, and persuades him that this kind of suicide would actually be quite painfull, and might not even work, and suggests that he overdose on pills. Nick makes an offer of a jar of sleeping pills that he has at his apartment, in exchange for Terry's watch.

Once the pills have been downed, Terry suddenly has a drastic change of heart and makes Nick take him to the hospital where it is revealed that they were actually vitamins.

Angry, Terry wants to confront Nick to get his watch back and finally tracks him down at the hospital where he finds out that Nick only has a short while to live himself.

The next day, Nick leaves the hospital with a proposal for Terry. If he will help Nick to live out all of his life long fantasies in the few weeks before he dies, Nick will pay him back by killing him.

Determined to go out with a bang, Nick takes Terry on an adventure and teaches him how to live his life to the fullest, including robbing a bank with an unloaded gun and nude bowling with prostitutes (whatever turns you on Nick!!)

It may seem that Nick is doing this all for him, but this film is about not taking life for granted and he is trying to open up a new world for Terry, one where he wouldn't want to die. This is what makes this a fantastic movie with many highs and lows. Mainly, a great story of love, friendship and adventure.

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