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

Gross:

$401,472 (Europe) (30 May 2003)
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In the trailer, a poster for The Parallax View (1974), can be seen behind Al Pacino. See more »

Quotes

Eli Wurman: [of Jilli's red-walled, red-upholstered hotel room] This is not a room... it's a vagina.
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Symphony #1 in C Opus 21
(1799-1800)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Herbert Kegel (as Herbert Kegel), conductor
Performed by Dresden Philharmonic
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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landmark latter-day Pacino performance.
30 November 2004 | by (Cincinnati) – See all my reviews

Pacino is extraordinary. The much-lamented accent is sorta a bisexual/Georgian/"Noo Yawk" ... it represents a complex mixture of dialect for a complex character perfectly portrayed by Pacino - balls and all. His work seems to become increasingly esoteric over the years, and outside of his character, the storyline is uneven and downright wretched in some parts.

But Pacino redeems even the drek and delivers a landmark performance that one wouldn't expect as he nears closer to being able to collect Social Security. Gutsy, bold, and brilliant. The script and direction needed quite a bit of work- but Pacino's performance is compelling enough to wonder exactly what he will do next. A must-see for Pacino fans.


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