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The Room (2003)

R  |   |  Drama  |  3 March 2004 (Australia)
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Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.



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Complete credited cast:
Philip Haldiman ...
Denny (as Phillip Haldiman)
Carolyn Minnott ...
Claudette (as Carolyn Minnot)
Scott Holmes ...
Dan Janjigian ...
Kyle Vogt ...
Greg Ellery ...
Kari McDermott ...
Party Member #2 (as Kari Mcdermont)
Jennifer Vanderbliek ...
Party Member #3 (as Jen Vanderbliek)
Barista #2
Frank Willey ...
Coffee Shop #4


In San Francisco, we follow Johnny, a man who has a girlfriend, Lisa, and also his best friend, Mark. Lisa has been cheating on Johnny with Mark and Johnny doesn't know! Will Johnny ever find out? Will Mark still be Johnny's best friend? Written by maxkriegelnance

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

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The famous "Oh hi doggy" line was improvised on the spot when Tommy Wiseau noticed the tiny pug dog sitting on the counter of the flower shop he was filming the scene in. Nobody else in the crew noticed the dog, as it sat perfectly still on the counter (probably because, according to the flower shop lady, the dog was really old). He took a liking to "doggy", fascinated by its quietness and cuteness. See more »


The coffee shop scene begins with 2 clips of steaming coffee and pouring milk. The dialogue that plays over the clips is exactly the same as the last customer to order, before Johnny and Mark. See more »


[first lines]
Johnny: Hi, babe. I have something for you.
Lisa: What is it?
Johnny: Just a little something.
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Crazy Credits

Craft Service - L.A. & S.F. Fast Food See more »


References Samurai Cop (1991) See more »


I Will
Performed by Wayman Davis
Written by Kitra Williams and Jarah Gibson
Music written and arranged by Wayman Davis for Nu-Rhythmn
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Happy Accident
6 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is completely worth seeing. A friend of mine recently said it was as if a deer made a movie about human interaction, unable to comprehend what it is to be a human being. It is hilarious.

It is also funny how many people actually see this as a real movie, and take the acting, story, and dialogue seriously. It's a sad testament to the state of intelligence of some, but that doesn't detract from the movies awful redemption.

There was no way this was made as a 'black comedy' on purpose. The ineptness present in ALL aspects of the film could only come about through an attempt to put Tommy's own high-school angsty experiences (probably) on tape. When the reviews trashed the movie, he pulled a Paul Ruebens "I meant to do that". The denial of the films obvious serious beginnings add even more hilarity. Tommy, we are laughing at you, not with you. Thank you for that.

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