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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
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

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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

Co-written by and dedicated to Robert Downey Sr.'s second wife Laura Ernst, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the same disease the character Floyd Gaylen has in the film. 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: I'm too superficial to be hurt.
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Misterioso
by Thelonious Monk
Published by Thelonius Music Corporation (BMI)
All Rights Reserved
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Refreshingly different!
31 July 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a fun movie! It was nice to see a movie that didn't remind me of something else. Alyssa Milano, Cathy Moriarty, Malcolm McDowell, and Sean Penn were great. A special applause to Patrick Dempsey, who shows that acting is more than just saying words. I was very touched by his performance and the bond formed by Floyd and Hugo. All in all, an unusual fun movie with a "quirky gait." Rent it and you won't be disappointed.


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