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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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Celia Hoover
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Francine Pefko
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Grace Le Sabre
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Fred T. Barry
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Eliot Rosewater / Gilbert (as Ken Campbell)
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Bill Bailey
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Moe the Truck Driver
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Andy Wojeckowzski
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Monte Rapid
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Maria Maritimo
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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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Comedy

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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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Autokauppias Jumalan armosta  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,326 (USA) (19 September 1999)

Gross:

$175,370 (USA) (19 December 1999)
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Trivia

The illustrations in the opening credits and notes written by Celia appear as drawn and written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. in his novel. See more »

Quotes

Dwayne Hoover: It's all life until you're dead.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Vonnegut's drawing of an "asshole" (from the novel) is shown when "directed by Alan Rudolph" appears on the screen. See more »

Connections

Follows Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) See more »

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Hypnotique
Written by Mack David, Martin Denny
Performed by Martin Denny
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What's the problem here?
18 February 2001 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I find it hard to believe that IMDb users so overwhelmingly disliked this utterly charming movie. Of course it's chaotic, that is the film's thematic core. Of course it's wacky, it's Vonnegut! I thought both Willis and Nolte turned in amazingly controlled performances, considering how over-the-top they could have allowed themselves to be, given the script. I hope this is not an indication that user's of the Database prefer the predigested pap routinely served up by the studios. This is a truly wonderful romp! Hey! Get with the program, IMDbers!


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