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Walking to the Waterline (1998)

 |  Drama  |  13 June 1998 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hallie Foote ...
Lucy Bammer
Francis McGowan
Kara Silver ...
TV Newscaster
Neil Rattigan ...
TV Weatherman
Ron Parady ...
Admiral Winston
Duane Hopwood
Karen Mulhern ...
Terry McGowan
Jack Mulhern ...
James McGowan
Connor Mulhern ...
Brian McGowan
Brian Meade ...
Young Francis
Garrett Walters ...
Policeman #1
Mark Steelman ...
Policeman #2
Man on the Beach


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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On a higher, but not astral, plain
17 September 2002 | by (McLean, Virginia) – See all my reviews

"Walking" is a higher order of film; it's more true to life and has far more nuance than the usual Hollywood product: no cardboard cut-out characters here or simplistic situations.

More often than not I find Independent films a risky proposition as far as entertainment is concerned--they are usually too artsy, too abstract, and/or just plain boring. But movies like this make one glad there is such a thing as Independent film.

I agree with some of the other reviewers: "Walking" is somewhat slow at first but one soon becomes involved in it; though I liked it a lot I'd give it a 7 or 8: it's easy to get carried away in one's praise and enthusiasm for movies like this because it's such a relief not to be subjected to the same old cliches for the umpteenth time.

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