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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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Pool Supply Man
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Man with Truck (as Brendan B. Dawson)
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Franz
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Minerva
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Floyd
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Andy
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Sad Old Man
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Bad Advice Father
Michael Mazzola ...
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Chick Chicalini
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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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Release Date:

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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Malcolm McDowell replaced Alan Arkin. See more »

Goofs

When the water truck comes around the corner the image is reversed. The driver is on the right side of the cab and the license plate is seen as if you were looking in a mirror. See more »

Quotes

Franz Mazur: [Franz Mazur has just set fire to his house] De shmoke ish aroushing me!
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Jovano Jovanke
Traditional Greek Folk Song
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A unique movie
1 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit, as I watched the movie, my expectations haven't been met. Most of all, I expected a plot. Since most movies have one, at least to some degree, the `average' watcher tends to expect one here, too. But, it didn't take me long, until I realized that this movie wasn't the `average' movie, and I don't mean that in a bad way.

In the first scene where Hugo's father was introduced, I began to realize what the character of this movie is like. This perception strengthened as more and more people showed up and exhibited their unorthodox, quirky features. Alone the weird things like `a stranger is sleeping in somebody else's truck, then the owner shows up, asks no questions and they both hit the road without even wasting a thought about what this is all about' made me laugh. The dialogs between the characters and the spontaneous and almost unreasonable turns of the plot make the movie special. It is hard to explain to someone who hasn't watched it.

Read the other comments and you'll find the opinions range from real bad to gorgeous. My advice is, be open-minded. This is not the average movie - in many aspects. Don't have too high expectations and you won't be disappointed, this movie is no blockbuster but it sure can be very entertaining if you give it a chance.

All in all, I liked the movie and if you ask me if I'll watch it again, I'd say: no - no doubt. (6/10)


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