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Writers (WGA):
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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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Strange but generally appealing little movie See more (29 total) »


  (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
Kim Foscato .... audio assistant
Sandra Johnson .... location sound assistant
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Douglas Murray .... sound: design
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
Dave Nelson .... 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
John Embry .... transportation captain
Brian Dettor .... driver (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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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Strange but generally appealing little movie, 10 September 1999
Author: allyjack from toronto

It's a strange little movie, continually shifting focus, at the end perhaps not amounting to much more than a whimsical playing with odd offbeat lives, but generally quite appealing: some of the ideas - like that of a general malaise trying to elevate itself by identification with a specific loss - are particularly intriguing. The evocative title sums up the generally lilting approach toward dreams and fantasies and self-definitions, although the movie as a whole is in many ways oriented more towards grunginess and weirdness, almost verging on exploitation at times. A major reservation must attach to the marginality of the women - Erbe has some very striking moments, but her agenda and feelings aren't explored much. On the whole, not distinctive enough to stick around particularly in one's memory.

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