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Hugo Pool (1997)

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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Hugo
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Pool Supply Man
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Henry
Brendan Dawson ...
Man with Truck (as Brendan B. Dawson)
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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
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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.  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,620, 14 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,620, 14 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: [Franz Mazur has just set fire to his house] De shmoke ish aroushing me!
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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 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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