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The Woman Chaser (1999)

Set in 1950s Los Angeles, Richard Hudson (Warburton) is a shrewd car dealer who moves from San Francisco and sets up a used-car dealership. Tiring of this job, he turns the lot over to an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Richard Hudson
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Used Car Dealer
Ron Morgan ...
Bill
Emily Newman ...
Laura
Paul Malevich ...
Leo
Lynette Bennett ...
Mother
Joe Durrenberger ...
Chet
Ernie Vincent ...
The Man
Max Kerstein ...
Ruggerio
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Flaps
Pat Crowder ...
Salvation Army Woman
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Becky
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Mrs. Shantz (as Laura Witty)
Lane Siller ...
Milo
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Dickie J. Hewlitt
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Set in 1950s Los Angeles, Richard Hudson (Warburton) is a shrewd car dealer who moves from San Francisco and sets up a used-car dealership. Tiring of this job, he turns the lot over to an assistant and starts writing his first movie, The Man Who Got Away. It turns out to be an uncommercial picture chronicling the story of a truck driver who goes berserk, runs over a little girl and dies fending off a platoon of police officers. In making his film, Richard enlists the help of his father-in-law, Leo (Paul Malevich), a washed-up former film director whose notable possession is a Rouault painting of a clown. Through Leo, Richard pitches his idea to the Man (Ernie Vincent), the chief executive of Mammoth Pictures who green-lights the project. Conflict inevitably arises when Richard's obsession for making the movie his way clashes with the Man. Other kooky characters include Richard's mother (Lynette Bennett), a former ballerina who lures her hirsute lug of a son into a comic pas de deux ; ... Written by Anonymous

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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$10,280 (USA) (21 July 2000)

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$110,720 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Trivia

According to the bedside clock, Richard's introductory lovemaking session with Becky lasted 2 minutes, despite his earlier claims to being a fantastic lover. See more »

Quotes

Becky: Don't you want to kiss me good night?
Richard Hudson: Thanks, I kiss too wetly.
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References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

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Voodoo Dreams
Written by Les Baxter
Performed by Les Baxter and His Orchestra
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15 March 2000 | by (Houston, Tx) – See all my reviews

If you saw The Woman Chaser at the NY Film Fest or Sundance, take a second look. I saw it at SXSW in Austin, Tx this last Sunday night and I loved it. You've probably seen the reviews from previous film fests, but the version that played in Austin is not what the reviewers in NY or at Sundance saw. It was outstanding! I have not seen any version but this one, but from other reviews I know what at least one of the cuts was (good decision, by the way). I happen to really like a good bad guy and Warburton made a GREAT bad guy. Just see it. You'll understand. Oh, and if you're reading this Joe, it was great to see you! And yeah, I'm waiting for the director's cut DVD to come out...


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