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Sarah Wentworth ...
Rachel
Rosa-Lee Pierce ...
Clark's Mom
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Clark
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John
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Clint
Darren Biggs ...
Man in Hall
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Shooter
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Derek
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Blond in Motel
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Give-it-to-me Escort Madame
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Katie
Geraldine Starin ...
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Edith Grant ...
Waitress #2 (as EdieMay Grant)
Sawyer Merrill ...
Baby at ATM
Ali Merrill ...
Mother at ATM
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Three different scenarios, intercut, all using the same words but with very different meanings. A corrupt cop is more interested in the money on the criminals he catches than justice; a young woman discovers she's pregnant, and her boyfriend is unfeeling; and a young man calls a prostitute it's the first time for both, and neither can go through with it. Ultimately, all the stories come together. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Amazing
12 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We've just recently started watching shorts, and "Tower of Babble" was a wonderful introduction. Absolutely one of the most clever, original, interesting ideas I've seen in film in a very long time.

Terrific cast, with Kevin Spacey doing some excellent narration at the beginning and end.

Currently (August 2003, USA) showing on Sundance; tape it to view again and again!


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