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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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Ross
Eldon Bullock ...
Washroom Attendant
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Radio Announcer (voice)
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David Fielding
Brian McConnachie ...
Jamie Hoff
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Michael Wormly
Rex Reed ...
Himself
Lewis Dodley ...
Himself
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$121,972 (USA) (16 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 »

Quotes

Eli Wurman: [when getting stabbed] Hey, that hurt!
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Connections

References The Parallax View (1974) 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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One of the most disappointing movies of the last 5 years.
15 March 2004 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Al Pacino? Kim Basinger? Tea Leoni? Ryan O'Neal? Richard Schiff? My mouth was watering. I dropped everything to watch this movie on Cable. 30 minutes in I was having trouble staying awake. 60 minutes in and I hit the record button and fell asleep. Finished watching it the next morning. Shouldn't have bothered. What a waste of a great cast and an idea that could have been an interesting story of a "Day in the Life..." Cure your insomnia if you have it and watch this movie. I guarantee you at least an hour and a half of uninterrupted sleep. Dialogue horrible. Continuity non-existent. Camera work could have been done with a hand held Super 8 and looked better.

This movie was a total disaster.


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