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Living Out Loud (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 October 1998 (USA)
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Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury ... See full summary »

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Pat Francato
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Robert Nelson
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Phil Francato
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The Kisser
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Mary
Mariangela Pino ...
Donna
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The Masseur
Clark Anderson ...
Gary
Ellen McElduff ...
Crying Woman
Ivan Kronenfeld ...
Angry Boyfriend
Fil Formicola ...
Santi's Man
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Santi's Man
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Fanny
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Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury apartment in New York, looking for a new meaning for her life. Pat Francato, the janitor and lift-boy, has a troubled life himself: Gambling debts and the tragic death of his daughter took away all his spirit. One day, he and Judith meet in the right mood and a fragile friendship starts to grow. They can help each other to get on their feet again. But one false move could destroy everything they built so carefully. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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30 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Kiss  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$169,747 (USA) (30 October 1998)

Gross:

$12,902,790 (USA) (26 February 1999)
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Trivia

The news clip that Judith is watching at the beginning shows a badly damaged apartment building, as we hear the newscaster speaking about possible terrorist bombings. This image was actually from an October 1992 airplane crash, where an El Al 747 cargo jet crashed into an Amsterdam apartment complex, killing 43. See more »

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The sugar and cream containers while Pat and Judith are having coffee. See more »

Quotes

Drunken Fan: I swear sometimes you make me cry.
Liz Bailey: Oh yeah?
Drunken Fan: Yeah, 'cause when you sing, it's not about just you. It's not about just NOW... it's about the whoooooole BLACK experience. When black people, I mean African-American people sing sentimental songs, it's not just sentimental, they're not sentimental at all right?
[soliciting agreement from Pat and Judith]
Drunken Fan: And do you know why?
Liz Bailey: Why?
Drunken Fan: Because of the pain to back it up.
Liz Bailey: That's right... you're right. I have the pain. I'm FULL o' pain. Well you know what?
Drunken Fan: What...
Liz Bailey:
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Give Me Something Real
Written by Clark Anderson and Mervyn Warren
Produced by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Clark Anderson
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An european american film
9 October 1999 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

This American movie had a Europeen feeling for it's creativity, the subject and by the fact that there's a woman starring in it. Do you know many regular Hollywood movie that stars a woman in a very serious way? The feeling shown by Holly Hunter are very feminine. We saw that very often in European films, but not quite much in the USA. Well, everything's away from Hollywood is for me the real American cinema of the 1990's. DeVito is very moving in one of his best role in his career, And Holly Hunter... the GREAT Holly Hunter! She can't be bad!


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