Out of Order (2003)

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An unsatisfying marriage leads a man to consider a relationship with someone else.

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Series cast summary:
 Mark Colm (6 episodes, 2003)
 Lorna Colm (6 episodes, 2003)
 Danni (6 episodes, 2003)
 Walter (6 episodes, 2003)
 Annie (6 episodes, 2003)
 Steven (6 episodes, 2003)
 Zach (6 episodes, 2003)
 Frank (6 episodes, 2003)
 Carrie (6 episodes, 2003)
 Brock (6 episodes, 2003)


An original drama series that stars Eric Stoltz (Mask (1985)) as a family man torn between his love of his clinically depressed wife and their son and his attraction to another woman with whom he ultimately embarks on a passionate affair. Felicity Huffman (Sports Night (1998), Kim Dickens (House of Sand and Fog (2003)), Dyllan Christopher (Stuart Little 2 (2002)) and Justine Bateman (Family Ties (1982)) costar in this distinctive look at modern marriage from writers/executive producers Donna Powers and Wayne Powers (Deep Blue Sea (1999)). Wayne Powers also serves as director. Peter Bogdanovich and William H. Macy guest star. Written by Anonymous

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Welcome to the deep end.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, language, violence and drug use | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cos nie tak  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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(pilot episode) | (4 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The New York Times called it one of the "Ten Best Shows on Television" in 2003. The Associated Press said, "It warrants comparison with the best of television, HBO's Six Feet Under (2001) and The Sopranos (1999)." See more »


Mark: I suppose this is the story of the beauty and brutality of a long-term marriage as seen through the eyes of a writer who aspires to make art, but makes his living writing popcorn movies. Someone who wants to be a good man, but finds himself contemplating many crimes. Someone who is guilty of the crime of being human. Someone whose life is the only movie he can't rewrite. Well, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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American TV at its best!
1 July 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

With first season thru, I'm able to say this is one outstanding TV show. I hope there will be a second season, but the first season alone is, as a "mini series" amazingly good. Everyday relationship issues handled with extreme care; black humour mixed with ice cold tragedy without ever being pretentious or melodramatic. Excellent shot and with metafilm views to an amount never seen in american television (at least not by me).

OK, i'm biased; I adore both Eric Stoltz and William H Macy, but even if Stoltz is more of an main actor than ever before and extremely important for this show, the show in itself would be substantial without him.

This show (and its forecasted success-to-be) will probably lead to production companies that take more chances; don't under-estimate their audience, and aim on quality and meaning. Hugh amount of creds to everyone behind this project!

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