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Julian Po (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 5 September 1997 (USA)
Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to ... See full summary »

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Lucy
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Sheriff Leon
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Mayor Henry Leech
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Darlene (as Latanya Richardson)
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Dee (as Dina Spybey)
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Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself. Written by RachelW

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements related to suicide, and for language and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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5 September 1997 (USA)  »

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The Tears of Julian Po  »

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$33,148 (USA) (5 September 1997)

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$33,148 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Trivia

The German dubbed version differs from the usual dubbing of foreign films. In this movie they use the German "Herr" instead of "Mister" and the German currency (then "D-Mark") instead of US currency (when Christian Slater hires a room). See more »

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Sarah: I had a dream about you... That's why I'm here. I dreamed... I dreamed that I saw you in a field and the field became my bedroom and you were standing by my bed holding a big knife and suddenly you stabbed yourself with it and I woke up and I knew you were the man I'd been waiting for my whole life.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: In and Out/Julian Po/Bang (1997) See more »

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How to Fly
Written & Performed by Pete Snell
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A lot beneath the surface...
6 April 2000 | by (Olympia, WA) – See all my reviews

Julian Po is a film that I hadn't heard of until a casual channel surf stumbled me onto HBO. I was hooked immediately. The characters in this town are so unbelievably strange and almost creepy. Julian (Christian Slater) is a wanderer, narrating his own story, who goes to a small town in order to end his life. When the townspeople find out, it becomes a sort of obsession with them. The children follow him through the streets, he's offered gifts from shop owners, and a beautiful, intense woman, Sarah, (Robin Tunney) falls in love with him, creating a very karmic bond between the two of them. Ironically, in the course of his procrastinating his death, he changes the lives of everyone around him. They ask him for advice in life matters. A man "comes out of the closet", a Priest denounces God, etc..

Julian Po left me sad. It doesn't end the way anyone would think, but it left me with one recurrent theme running through my head. Life is a beautiful thing, not to be taken for granted. Never make life or death decisions when you haven't even experienced life. And maybe one more thing... a real man sticks to his obligations... :-)


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