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Walking to the Waterline (1998)

Matt Mulhern stars as an out of work sit-com actor visiting his empty childhood home on the Jersey shore while struggling to make sense of the loss of his father, his past, and, for one funny and heartbreaking week, himself.

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Hallie Foote ...
Lucy Bammer
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Francis McGowan
Kara Silver ...
TV Newscaster
Neil Rattigan ...
TV Weatherman
Ron Parady ...
Admiral Winston
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Duane Hopwood
Karen Mulhern ...
Terry McGowan
Jack Mulhern ...
James McGowan
Connor Mulhern ...
Brian McGowan
Brian Meade ...
Young Francis
Garrett Walters ...
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Mark Steelman ...
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Francis McGowan is a man with a purpose who instead gets side-tracked during one surreal week spent trying to figure out what he wants from a business that makes very little sense to him, a woman he's sleeping with who's not his wife, and a father who has left him to fend for himself and didn't leave a map. Francis is an out of work sit-com actor returning to his empty childhood home on the Jersey shore to deal with the aftermath of his father's death. Instead, he gets sidetracked by indecision, self-doubt, and his childhood friend, Duane Hopwood. It's about losing your bearings while finding your way. Written by Fayette Street Productions

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lucky I taped it
10 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hal Holbrook in a small role, Matthew Broderick in a small role, what a funny little gem. I saw it on IFC a few years ago, and loved it, so the next time it came on I made sure to tape it. Matt Mulhern gives a very strong, emotional performance as the main character, and I was so happy to see he made another movie, "Duane Hopwood" with David Schwimmer and Janeane Garafalo, that was unfortunately not near me in theaters, but which I just caught on DVD, and it too is so full of life and truth and honesty, that I had to go back and watch his first film again. I hope this talented filmmaker gets the chance to make more films that bring such authenticity and feeling to what is all to often over-hyped, sundance-i-fied, boring ass drivel. an indie by and for adults, not some film school hooligan with a 16 millimeter camera and a dream. strong acting, a beautiful score. bravo! Ellen Degeneres


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