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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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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

Bruce Willis and Glenne Headly also co-starred in Mortal Thoughts (1991), which was also directed by Alan Rudolph. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

Follows Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) See more »

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Stranger in Paradise
Written by Chet Forrest, Bob Wright (after Aleksandr Borodin)
Performed by Arthur Lyman
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Kurt Vonnegut fans will appreciate it
6 July 2002 | by (The Greater Southwest) – See all my reviews

I am guessing that if you showed this movie to ten random strangers, eight of them would not like it. However, I would be one of the two that did. I love strangeness. I love to see people meltdown. I love to see weird characters that are hopelessly lost. I also love to see Vonnegut brought to the big screen once again. This movie is an eclectic mix of odd-ball characters trying to find their place in this strange thing we call life. With neat observations taken from the book, it is very true to the written predecessor. The cast is incredible and the story very entertaining. If you like crazy and odd films (David Lynch) fans, you might want to rent it. I really enjoyed it!


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