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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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Admiral Winston
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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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10 June 2006 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

I'm an expat who was pleasantly surprised to stumble on this lovely little movie one night while channel surfing at home. I've lived here in amsterdam for 15 years, but I'm born and raised in lubbock, Texas, and it was great fun to see a film that was so, so American in tone and texture, without in any way being reminiscent of the absolute shlock that dribbles out of the u.s. movie business. indie film missed a gem when they didn't take notice - i almost felt bad for the filmmaker, knowing i was sitting about as far away from the chance this will ever be seen on American screens as he is, but i guess you never know. a terrific cast, wonderful writing, moving and funny performances, a heartfelt story, what more can you ask! check it out if you ever get the chance. john austerling amsterdam


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