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People I Know (2002)

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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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Dr. Sandy Napier
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Washroom Attendant
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Jamie Hoff
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Michael Wormly
Rex Reed ...
Himself
Lewis Dodley ...
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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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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$64,785 (Brazil) (27 September 2002)

Gross:

$121,972 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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Trivia

Loosely based on the life of NYC press agent Bobby Zarem. 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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Features Crossfire (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony #1 in C Opus 21
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Conducted by Herbert Kegel
Performed by Dresdner Philharmonie (as Dresden Philharmonic)
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Not a good movie
23 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very silly movie, filled with stupid one liners and Jewish references thru out. It was a serious movie but could not be taken seriously. A familiar movie plot...Being at the wrong place at the wrong time. An atrocious subplot, involving Kim Bassinger. Very robotic and too regimented. I have noticed that Al Pacinos acting abilities seem to be going downhill. A troubleshooter with troubles , but nothing more troubling than Pacinos horrible Atlanta accent. Damage control needs to fix this damage of a film. OK my one liners are bad, but not as bad as the ones in this film. This movie manages to not only be boring but revolting as well. Usually a revolting film is watchable for the wrong reasons. This movie is unwatchable. I did manage to sit through this. The plot ,if written a tad bit better, with , perhaps a little better acting and eliminating the horrendous subplot,and even dumber jokes, could have pulled this thriller out of the doldrums. What we are left with is a dull, silly movie that made sure it was drilled into our heads that Eli Wurman was Jewish. An embarrassment to all the good Jewish folk everywhere.


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