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Hugo Pool (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  12 December 1997 (USA)
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Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pool Supply Man
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Brendan Dawson ...
Man with Truck (as Brendan B. Dawson)
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Franz
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Minerva
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Floyd
Sean Glenn ...
Andy
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Sad Old Man
Kevin Dornan ...
Bad Advice Father
Michael Mazzola ...
Kid
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Chick Chicalini
Chuck Barris ...
Irwin
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Lifeguard
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Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy with serious relief

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »
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12 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chaude journée à L.A.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,620 (USA) (12 December 1997)

Gross:

$3,620 (USA) (12 December 1997)
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Trivia

Malcolm McDowell replaced Alan Arkin. See more »

Goofs

After Hugo changes from her pants into her shorts (right before crying in the truck) she is seen cleaning her first pool wearing pants again. After that she is back in her shorts. See more »

Quotes

Franz Mazur: I'm too superficial to be hurt.
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Soundtracks

Beca Rado
Traditional Hungarian Folk Song
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Some fun moments, but 12 characters in search of an author!
1 September 1999 | by (Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

There are a number of memorable acting turns, some more than obvious self-reflective references to addictions (of all types), and a too-pat hand of predictability to move this film beyond a 6 for me. The performances almost rise above the plot restrictions (or lack of restrictions)....an interesting contrast is Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune" which I saw two days later which used the characters' idiosyncrasies to move a plot.


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