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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Finn Taylor (story) &
Jeffrey D. Brown (story) ...
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Release Date:
20 June 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An oddball odyssey about voyeurism, LSD and nude bowling!
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Simple story, told beautifully. See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Greg Runnels ... Donut store customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Finn Taylor 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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)
 
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
David Brown .... location manager
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
Melinda Iverson .... location coordinator
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
Doria Summa .... location scout
Greg Runnels .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for pervasive strong language, some drug content and sexuality
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97 min
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Why Would I Want To Die!See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Simple story, told beautifully., 11 November 2004
Author: simonjbward from Auckland, New Zealand

Dream With The Fishes accomplishes what so many small independent films fail to do: it adheres to the reliable simplicity of storyline and character without getting bogged down in gimmickry or its own cleverness.

The casting and performances are perfect - it's a shame that David Arquette has disappeared into his wife's shadow - his performance as self-loathing/suicidal Terry is the perfect foil for Brad Hunt's desperate and free-spirited Nick. Both actors are brilliant in this film yet they've both remained relatively obscure in the years since it's release.

Perhaps Finn Taylor's direction has a lot to do with it. Aside from the performances he wrangles from his actors, Dream With The Fishes is also beautifully filmed, from the shots and camera angles to the lighting and even film stock he chooses for different moments to highlight shifts in character and story.

Add to this a haunting soundtrack (which I can thank for my introduction to Nick Drake) and you have a charming, heart-breaking, inspiring ride that serves both as an entertaining couple of hours viewing and a fine example for aspiring filmmakers.

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