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Chuck & Buck (2000)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 4 August 2000 (USA)
An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

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Charlie 'Chuck' Sitter
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Beth Colt ...
Carlyn Carlson
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Sam
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Jamilla
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Diane
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Barry
Gino Buccola ...
Tommy
Annette Murphy ...
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Witch
Douglas Kieffer ...
Mark
Jonathan Brown ...
Jake
Ruthie Bram ...
Dorothy
Giovanni Gieco ...
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Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of Romper Room, kindergarten collages, and lollipops. When his mother dies suddenly, Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck treks out to Los Angeles where Chuck, an up-and-coming music record executive, is living his life. Buck ends up developing an obsession with Chuck and begins stalking him. Written by monkeykingma

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When does a close friend become too close? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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4 August 2000 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,831, 16 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,050,600, 1 October 2000
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When Chuck turns to the TV in his office and claims to have signed the band whose video is playing, the TV is showing They Might be Giants playing their song "Dr. Worm". See more »

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The secretary says Chuck's office is on the sixth floor, but when Buck goes up to meet him he is on the third floor (look at the elevator doors when Buck changes his mind and leaves). See more »

Quotes

Buck O'Brien: I like your house. It's very... old person-y.
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References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

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Horny
Written by Tracy Thielen
Performed by Tracy and the Hindenburg Ground Crew
Courtesy of Action Box Records
Published by Action Box Music (BMI)
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fascinating movie that avoids predictability

The notable thing about Chuck & Buck is not just that it's a clever, well made movie with a fascinatingly odd central character, but that it doesn't go where you expect it to. At first Chuck & Buck seems like a more serious take on The Cable Guy, another weird movie about a strange stalker. Buck is a truly weird, disturbing guy, an adult seemingly incapable of leaving his childhood behind and unable to understand the world around him.

But the relationship between the principals is more nuanced than one is first lead to think and the movie refuses to make any of the obvious choices, moving it beyond fascinatingly weird to genuinely intelligent and thoughtful. Much of the movie's appeal is undeniably its weirdness, but the movie is far more than a one-trick pony.


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