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The Woman Chaser -- 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.
The Woman Chaser -- 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.


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Charles Willeford (novel)
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Patrick Warburton ... Richard Hudson

Eugene Roche ... 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
Mel Hampton ... Flaps
Pat Crowder ... Salvation Army Woman

Marilyn Rising ... Becky

Lora Witty ... Mrs. Shantz (as Laura Witty)
Lane Siller ... Milo
J. Keith van Straaten ... Dickie J. Hewlitt
Josh Hammond ... Young Richard
Leslie Lauten ... Bathing Cap Girl

Barry Sigismondi ... Pool Attendant
John Maynard ... Moderator

Ezra Buzzington ... Piano Player (as Ezra Bussington)
Larry DeLassus ... Waiter at Bar (as Larry Delassus)

Danny Allen ... Good Samaritan
Charles Deering ... Highway Cop
Tom Morris ... Cop in Lot
Thien Nguyen ... Waiter at Chinese Restaurant
Charlie Guillen ... Pedestrian

Delaina Mitchell ... The Man's Secretary
John T. Reynolds ... Studio Gate Guard (as John Reynolds)
Ken Perkins ... Night Studio Gate Guard
Estelle Cohen ... Typist
Laicie Manrelle ... Little Girl in Field
Christopher Young ... Motel Nite Clerk
Paul Jewett ... Asylum Orderly
Nick Sakoyannis ... Asylum Orderly
Fuller French ... The Good Samiritan (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catfish Bates ... Customer (uncredited)
Walter Bender ... Salesman (uncredited)
John Eng ... Bus Boy (uncredited)
Kim Haas ... Girl by Pool (uncredited)
Robert Hagearty ... Customer (uncredited)

Bill Hoversten ... Salesman (uncredited)

Directed by
Robinson Devor 
Writing credits
Charles Willeford (novel "The Woman Chaser")

Robinson Devor (written by)

Produced by
Fuller French .... co-executive producer
Rodney Greene .... associate producer
Soly Haim .... producer
Joe McSpadden .... executive producer
Rosemary Welden .... associate producer
Susannah Julien .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Daniele Luppi 
Cinematography by
Kramer Morgenthau 
Film Editing by
Mark Winitsky 
Production Design by
Sandrine Junod 
Christine Youngstrom 
Art Direction by
Michael Voelker (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Charisse Anssar 
Kim Haas 
Heidi Toll 
Beth Wooke 
Jason Knight (uncredited)
Chris Young (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Fern Rose Mitchell 
Makeup Department
Bonnie Dubeck .... assistant makeup artist
Michelle Marshall .... key makeup artist
Melody Worley .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert Litt .... unit production manager
Dessie Markovsky .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Arthur Berg .... first assistant director (as Charles Berg)
D.S. Bhasine .... second second assistant director
Anthony Carregal .... second assistant director (as Tony Carregal)
Rosser Goodman .... first assistant director
Amity Leigh .... second second assistant director
Alexa Sheehan .... second assistant director (as Alexa Motley)
Ilan Solimany .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gavin Brook .... lead man
Jason Knight .... lead man
Nick Sakoyannis .... lead man
Michael Voelker .... property master
Chris Young .... lead man
Sound Department
Eric Alexander .... boom operator: second unit
Eric Alexander .... cable wrangler: second unit
Lee Archer .... production sound mixer
Steve Hollenbeck .... sound editor
Steve Hollenbeck .... sound re-recording mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... sound designer
Leonel Pedraza .... sound mixer: second unit
Emile Razpopov .... supervising sound editor
Peter D. Saphier .... foley artist
Xavier Sol .... sound editor
Xavier Sol .... sound re-recording mixer
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator (as Stacey Washer)
Brent D. Winter .... sound editor (as Brent Winter)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Aldonelli .... additional photographer
Noah Arntson .... electrician
Steve Bentley .... gaffer (as Steven Bently)
Shane Buttle .... crane operator: Condor crane
Todd Campbell .... camera loader
Tommy Carey .... best boy electric: second unit
Simon S. Cho .... rigging gaffer (as Simon Cho)
Chris Cornbill .... best boy grip: second unit
Jonathan Edelman .... gaffer
Graham Futerfas .... gaffer
Richard E. Garcia .... second assistant camera: second unit
Mark Goodwin .... gaffer
Fausto Grajeda .... electrician
Alan Gravlee .... second assistant camera
Charlie Guillen .... grip
John Hankammer .... Steadicam operator
Tim Harms .... camera loader
Dan Kazi .... electrician
Casey Kehoe .... generator operator
Matt Landry .... best boy grip
Brett Langley .... grip
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... first assistant camera (as Carlos Lopez-Calleja)
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator
Dominic Mainl .... camera loader: second unit (as Dominik Mainl)
Darryl Matthews .... grip (as Darryl Mathews)
Ciaran McAlonan .... grip (as Ciaran Mcalonan)
Ryan Meyer .... best boy electric (as Ryan Meyers)
Gene Migaki .... electrician
Matthew Minke .... key grip: second unit (as Matt Minke)
Michael Odishoo .... camera intern
Michael Ortiz .... first assistant camera
Irene Pak .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Irene Park)
Andrew Parke .... additional photographer (as Andy Parke)
Andrew Parke .... first assistant camera (as Andy Parke)
Thomas S. Pelkowski .... camera loader: second unit (as Thomas Pelkowski)
Hank Shepard .... key grip
John Shinn .... best boy electric
Victor Solis .... best boy electric: second unit
Jason Talbert .... grip
Paige Thomas .... gaffer: second unit
Brett Tyler .... grip
Carrie Urzua .... gaffer: second unit (as Carre Urzua)
Joseph F. Valentine .... additional photographer (as Joseph Valentine)
Carrie Wassenaar .... camera loader
Clarissa Weiss .... gaffer: second unit
Jeff Nachbaur .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ilona Friedman .... extras casting coordinator
Paul Jewett .... extras casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Haymond .... set costumer
Lorraine Alexis Mahru Toomey .... key costumer (as Loraine Mahru)
Coy Michael .... wardrobe assistant
Shana Weissman-Mintz .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Matt Evans .... additional editor
Bobby Gates .... additional editor (as Robert Gates)
Phyllis Hart .... negative cutter
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter (as Vivian Hengstelar)
Susannah Julien .... post-production coordinator
Michael Thau .... additional editor
Laura Weiss .... assistant editor
Music Department
Senor Amor .... music supervisor (as Señor Amor)
Thomas Barquee .... music editor
Paul Dugre .... music recordist
Daniele Luppi .... conductor
Daniele Luppi .... music arranger
Transportation Department
Larry DeLassus .... driver (as Larry Delassus)
A.J. Garett .... transportation captain
Nick Sakoyannis .... driver
Chris Young .... driver
Other crew
Mary Anne Campagna .... provider: clown painting
Brandon Coleman .... location manager
Peter Croninger .... office production assistant
Dan Del Campos .... unit publicist
Larry DeLassus .... key set production assistant (as Larry Delassus)
Michael Donner .... post-production accountant
John English .... location consultant
Mark Headly .... production consultant
Calvin Jones .... office production assistant
Karen Kaiser .... production coordinator
Mike McDermott .... production accountant
Mary Ann Pomonis .... provider: artwork
Bruce Resnik .... script supervisor
Dan Rezenees .... production assistant
Angelilah Rosa .... production assistant
Lane Siller .... location manager
Renee Thompson .... stand-in (as Sita Thompson)
Georgina Wood .... production assistant
Bob Berney .... sales (uncredited)
Andrew Hurwitz .... attorney (uncredited)
Barry Poage .... assistant to producers: post-production (uncredited)
Mark Pogachefsky .... publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

90 min | USA:88 min (TV version)

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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 »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Faithful to the book, 25 October 2000
Author: jacksaunders ( from Norcross, Ga

A couple of the actors in this movie have done other things, but if you click on several of them, this is their only screen credit.

They don't act like amateurs. Nor do they look like actors. They look like people.

The director, Robinson Devor--this is his first film--got good performances out of them, and the lead, Patrick Warburton--he's in most scenes, or most scenes cut to him--also does a good job carrying them.

Warburton makes the movie, with his fruity voice, his barrel chest--a chest like Howard Keel--his combination of airy toe-dancer and used-car lot-manager kicking a salesman in the ass, of low-life moneygrubber and reader of T. S. Eliot who listens to Bela Bartok, the genius screewnwiter-director (auteur) who puts together The Man Who Got Away and gets it made, and cuts it so tight, getting the pacing perfect, that it runs four reels instead of six, a good half an hour short, for a feature film, causing him trouble with the philistines in the front office, who wrest his movie from him, causing him to go over the top, come the rest of the way unhinged, lose it.

He wasn't wrapped all that tight to begin with. But there is development, progress, advancement, inexorable dark strange weirdnesses, but with light twists. As you'd expect from Charles Willeford.

The film was shot in color but lit for black and white, then printed in black and white on title stock. Whatever that means. I don't understand the technology.

This caused Devor some problems with distribution, he reports. No matter. The fame of this movie will spread by word-of-mouth, and it will be kept alive by its devoted fans, as Willeford's novels have been.

I think Willeford would have gotten a kick out of this movie. The scenes in the gay bar, Hudson picking up the Salvation Army captain, are a stitch. Dancing with his ballerina mother, who shows us her tits. Even the young Richard Hudson at the pool, where the woman who is interested in him, in the water, in a swimming suit, is not interested in him, on dry land, on his newsboy bicycle.

The bitter truck driver and his tired wife, the young girl with the dog, the helpful Good Samaritan, who is beaten by the mob...his stepfather, his stepsister, the studio boss, the secretary he sends back to the typing pool...Hudson alone in the flickering screening room, with his movie--these are images that stick in one's head.

The retired master sergeant, with his chart, showing sales going down.

I am reminded, not of the early Coen Brothers, but of the early Fellini.


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