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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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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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

Richard Hudson: After I burned down the studio, I was thirsty.
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Connections

References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Night on Bald Mountain
Written by Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (uncredited)
Performed by The Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Edward Serov (uncredited)
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Used car salesman has an irresistible calling to produce a movie
13 February 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is an incredibly under-rated comedic gem of a movie. Although it has appeared on several Top 10 lists, it was carelessly ignored by the sell-out lemmings at the Independent Spirit Awards. Patrick Warburton's performance as Richard Hudson is a tour de force. He does great justice to Charles Willeford's original portrayal. See this movie!!!


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