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Starving Artists (1997)

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A handful of hapless, hungry artists brave absurdity, starvation, and a barrel of monkeys in this Boston-based romantic comedy.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lillian Christie Allan ...
William's Widow
Scott M. Anderson ...
Gordon
Deborah Berman ...
KoKo
Richard Berman ...
Voice Over
Colin Buckley ...
Party Host
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Doris
Jonno Deily-Swearingen ...
Officer Twedal
J.C. DeVore ...
Nick
John DeVore ...
Bob
David Fagundes ...
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Jenna Forrider ...
Rachel the Telegram Girl
Cyndi Freeman ...
Roy
Geoff Gladstone ...
Xavier
Claire Harding ...
Jill
Miranda Hodgson ...
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Zach starves to produce an apocalyptic musical comedy. Doris and Jay starve to make a neo-noir thriller. Joy starves to write a comic book that the copy-shop won't copy because it's copyrighted to her. The street prophet starves because he has no food; but nobody listens to him because he's predicting the end of the world. Written by Allan Piper <allanpiper@aol.com>

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forty artists... a barrel of monkeys... no angst...

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While most big budget movies use product placement, Starving Artists practiced person placement, putting the name of everyone who donated even a dollar somewhere in the movie. Names appear in graffiti, newspaper headlines, and other surprising spots. "People get really happy when the find their names," says director Allan Piper, "except for one woman whose name turned up on a porno mag." See more »

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Bob: They're hit men, Zach! They shoot people in their apartment.
Zach: If they were hit men, they wouldn't shoot people in their own apartment. That's got to be one of the last professions that still makes housecalls.
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All characters and events portrayed in this film are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living, dead, or undecided, is coincidental. Except for the gorilla who was a subtle caricature of King Charles I See more »

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The film is delightfully funny and i want a copy!!
1 May 2001 | by (Phoenix) – See all my reviews

I viewed this movie at the Sedona film Festival and met Piper there, wishing him good fortune for the movie. I think the movie was fantastic and i haven't stopped talking about it for three years. I would love a copy of it if anyone knows how i can reach Allen Piper or can obtain a copy please contact me.

I hope more people can enjoy this comedy in the future


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