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Punch (2002)

Dr. Sam Frizzell lives alone with his eighteen year old daughter Ariel Frizzell in the upper middle class Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver. Sam has dated little since his wife died when ... See full summary »

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Sam
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Mary
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Irwin
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Beth
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Markus
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Liz
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Customer
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Tanya
Dorota Dragan ...
Muscle Woman
Andrea Nazareno ...
Vicky
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Dr. Sam Frizzell lives alone with his eighteen year old daughter Ariel Frizzell in the upper middle class Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver. Sam has dated little since his wife died when Ariel was a young child, he instead focusing his attentions on his daughter. With the exception of sex, Ariel has almost become a surrogate wife for Sam. Ariel, on the other hand, has taken that role one step further, she who has an Electra complex. Ariel has had behavior issues, in large part due to the circumstances around her mother's death and the way Sam has treated her since. As such, she has no real friends and she is home schooled by a tutor - a young man named Markus who often cannot control his student - as she couldn't function within a school environment. Into their lives comes Mary. As their third date, Sam thinks it would be a good idea for Mary to come to his house to meet Ariel. Mary's already tenuous dating life takes a step backward when Ariel is openly hostile toward Mary over ... Written by Huggo

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Who Needs Anger Management?

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Rated R for language, nudity and sexual content

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7 February 2003 (Canada)  »

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Övön alul  »

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CAD 1,200,000 (estimated)
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The main character Ariel is portrayed by Sonja Bennett, daughter of the writer/director of the film, Guy Bennett. See more »

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Julie: I'm not crude, I'm blunt. There's a difference.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO: Mr. and Mrs. Bennett All our Volunteers See more »

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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Last Days of Stereo
by Hellenkeller
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12 February 2003 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

Despite the topless female boxing (which was tough to watch, not sexy - sorry!), this might be more of a women's film than a boy flick. I think it is about people progressing on the path to healthy and happiness. It's a Canadian movie (defnitely not Hollywood!), so no-one achieves nirvana by the end of this interesting 90-minute ride.

The acting is stand-out. The writing is crisp. And in a dark way, it is funny.

I like this movie. And it is safe to take your boyfrined, because there is indeed the topless boxing.


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