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The Woman Chaser (1999)

 |  Comedy  |  8 October 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hudson
Used Car Dealer
Ron Morgan ...
Emily Newman ...
Paul Malevich ...
Lynette Bennett ...
Joe Durrenberger ...
Ernie Vincent ...
The Man
Max Kerstein ...
Pat Crowder ...
Salvation Army Woman
Mrs. Shantz (as Laura Witty)
Lane Siller ...
Dickie J. Hewlitt


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)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Film Noir for the new millennium
7 February 2000 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

Just saw 35 films at Sundance and hands down, this film stands out while most of the others are just a blur. Patrick Warburton plays "The Director" (the author's original title for the story)and he plays it to deadpan perfection. Shot in color and then transferred to a high contrast black and white title stock, paints this film in a lush visual treat. Plot and dialog holds true to the original 60's pulp and creates a harsh charm that is both parody and innovative filmmaking. Looking forward to seeing this one again as soon as it is released.

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