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A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the ... See full summary »

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A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality. Written by <jkeating@fast.net>

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In a world gone mad, you can trust Dwayne Hoover.

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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18 February 1999 (Germany)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,326 (USA) (17 September 1999)

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$175,370 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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Trivia

The lit circular arrow sign for "Exit 11 Motor Village" now lives on the north side of Barton's 93 casino in Jackpot Nevada. The picture of Bruce Willis has been replaced with the 93 logo. See more »

Quotes

[on Harry dressing like a mortician]
Dwayne Hoover: Modern science has given us a vast array of colors with exciting names like Red! Blue! Orange! Brown! and PINK!
Harry Le Sabre: Why don't you come right out and say it, Dwayne?
Dwayne Hoover: Say what, Harry?
Harry Le Sabre: That I like to wear women's clothing.
Dwayne Hoover: Is that what you LIKE, Harry?
Harry Le Sabre: Yes... I mean, NO! NO! OF COURSE NOT!
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Crazy Credits

In the score listings - "Borrowed Borodin" by K.Trout (The main tune of this movie is "Stranger in Paradise", which is a "remake" of A.P.Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from "The Prince Igor". K.Trout is one of the principal characters of the movie) See more »

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Referenced in Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008) See more »

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Borrowed Borodin
Written by K. Trout
Performed by Lukas Haas
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14 April 2004 | by (glendale,CO) – See all my reviews

I'm afraid that in the era of pop-no-where-ism, where the reality show sets the rules; films like this one will get worse and worse reviews as time moves on. I didn't read Vonnegut until my early thirties and I grew up with Vonnegut's as a kid-no kidding. When I started reading, I just read and read in one extensive gulp. First, there's no good way to try to adapt a Vonnegut book to film. To the reviewers -if you can call them that-who say I've read the book and this movie is a miserable adaptation-go figure?! This is a very good vetting of the themes Vonnegut loves, and using the rambling urban neuroses approach, mastered by Altman, Rudolph revvs us up for the big psychic upchuck that this is all about. This is not a great movie but given the importance of self reflection to American society and the rarity of it, in contemporary society-this movie is a landmark and a watermark, both.


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