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Full Frontal (2002)

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A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

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Lee
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Calvin / Nicholas
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Arty / Ed
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Francesca's Assistant
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Harvey, probably
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Nicholas's Agent
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Man on Plane / Himself
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Woman on Plane
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Arty film-within-a-film revolves around seven people with little in common whose lives collide. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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2 August 2002 (USA)  »

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How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$739,834 (USA) (2 August 2002)

Gross:

$2,506,446 (USA) (20 September 2002)
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Trivia

After the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, Steven Soderbergh dropped a plot element about placards telling How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire, a phrase that he had also intended to use as the film's title. See more »

Goofs

Catherine's black notebook and pen suddenly appear on the airplane armrest between shots, after her tape player clicks. See more »

Quotes

Carl: I think Lee is like... Have you ever seen a dog get hit by a car but walk away? And there's this impact and you know something terrible has happened to that dog but it walks away and it doesn't seem to even realize the implications cause it just goes on. But you know that something terrible has happened inside this dog. That's, I think, what happened to Lee. It's like she's a dog that got hit by a car, and she walked away and she's still walking, but some very, very important things inside her ...
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There are no opening credits for the movie. Instead, opening credits are shown for the "movie within the movie". See more »

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References The Limey (1999) See more »

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Hue-Man's Love Call
Written by Derrick I. M. Gilbert aka D-Knowledge
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I loved it
31 March 2005 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed FULL FRONTAL. I'm not a big Steven Soderbergh fan and only heard bad things about this film so when I rented it, I was expecting more of Soderbergh's pointless films, like KAFKA, and instead was totally engrossed with the movie, the characters and mostly the hypnotic style and direction. Aside from the ending (the party scenes) and the unconvincing storyline with David Hyde Pierce, I liked everything else. I was mesmerized from beginning to end.

The great thing is how quiet this movie is. Movies are so noisy these days, mostly in order to numb people's mind to hide the fact they don't have anything more than visuals, watching FULL FRONTAL was like a cinematic vacation.

Beautifully shot, clever and at times engrossing (the Catherine keener storyline was my favorite). It's sad to see few people "got " this film.


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