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Dopamine (2003)

A San Franciscan computer programmer falls in love with a schoolteacher in the days after the dot.com boom.

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Rand
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Sarah McCaulley
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Winston
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Johnson
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Tom - Rand's father
Nicole Wilder ...
Machiko
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Tammy
Julian Diminyatz ...
Dave
Wanda McCaddon ...
Margie - Rand's mother
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Timothy Breitbach ...
Mike the bartender
Emma Kanter ...
Bubble Girl
Ivan Kraljevic ...
Sleazy Guy
Dennis Yen ...
Toru
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Storyline

Rand, Winston, and Johnson have a small tech startup company in the Bay Area that's developing a artificially-lived computer character, Koy Koy the bird, who can hear and see and interact with the user. Koy Koy gets placed in a kids schoolroom for testing, and Rand develops a relationship with one of the teachers, Sarah. Rand learns that his scientific understanding of human mating isn't necessarily a roadmap for the real thing. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Допамин  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,278 (USA) (10 October 2003)

Gross:

$22,278 (USA) (10 October 2003)
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| (Sundance Channel Library Print) (dvd release)

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1.85 : 1
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One of the first films to use the Panasonic AJ-HDC27 Varicam Digital Cinema Camera. See more »

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Rand: You cold?
Sarah McCaulley: No, what are you feeling? Are you all squishy inside or is this just some phermones thing that's kicking in?
Rand: Well it's obviously your pheromones...
Sarah McCaulley: My pheromones?
Rand: Yeah, your epocrine glads produce most of them. I sense them through smell. Especially when we kiss.
Sarah McCaulley: What else are you feeling?
Rand: Biologically, my ribonasal organ and my hypothalamas are kicking in the hormones right now.
Sarah McCaulley: What hormones?
Rand: Testosterone, big time.
Sarah McCaulley: Okay, shut up now.
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Lightning
Written by Eric Holland
Performed by Anagram
0 to 1 Records 2002
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Finally, a film that is real and speaks from the heart
28 February 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Chemistry or chemical ? Haven't you ever wondered why we connect with certain people or sometimes why we don't ? Dacena (apparently a first time director) and his team have done an amazing job telling a story about the question that moves us all ... where does love come from ? Dopamine tells us of the very real and emotional journey of its characters through smart dialog, humor and a unique story against a backdrop of the post-dot.com Bay Area (filmed with great shots that are not the typically canned footage of San Fran). A great film that knows the audience isn't stupid. I can't wait for the next work by this team.


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