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People I Know (2002)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  21 November 2002 (Peru)
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A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.

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Storyline

Eli Wurman is a decadent drug addicted New Yorker public relation, who is promoting a social event on behalf of Afro-Americans. Along two days of his crazy life, the day of the event and the day before, he makes contacts and favors, 'kissing asses', using drugs etc. Victoria Gray is his widow sister-in-law and passion in the past. Cary Launer is an Oscar winner actor and principal client of Eli. On the day before of the event, Eli finds out secrets that evolve powerful men of America. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He thought he'd seen it all, until the night he saw too much

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, drug use and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

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21 November 2002 (Peru)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$400,285 (Spain) (30 May 2003)

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$401,472 (Europe) (30 May 2003)
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As one of the subplots was fairly critical about the mayor of New York, this film sat on the shelves for two years following the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, a time when the city's mayor Guiliani redeemed himself in many peoples' eyes. See more »

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Eli Wurman: [of Jilli's red-walled, red-upholstered hotel room] This is not a room... it's a vagina.
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Very Good Movie
29 May 2004 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

Don't pay that much attention about all the bad comments you will hear: this is a very interesting movie.

To sum up, Al Pacino is an agent for all kind of people: stars, politicians... Therefore, he knows a lot of people and way too much about them. Now, the problem is that to many spectators the movie seemed empty. True there is no action, and true there is no big storyline. But it doesn't matter! This movie is about describing the "high spheres" of New York society. It is a good lesson on how corrupted the system is, how hypocrite people can be, and how you can't rely on anybody, even so-called friends. Everyone will turn his back on you when it comes to his own interest.

Al Pacino acts great in this movie. It's a very hard part since there is no real guideline, but he does the job wonderfully. You will see an OLD Al Pacino, a TIRED Al Pacino, that might disappoints you if you remember him as the lively and shouting "mister Devil's Advocate", but it's an interesting side of him that you might discover.


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