House of D (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  29 April 2005 (USA)
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By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lady / Bernadette
Magali Amadei ...
Coralie Warshaw
Bernie Sheredy ...
Sasha (as Bernard Sheredy)
Ticket Seller
Mrs. Brevoort
Harold Cartier ...
Odell Warshaw
Mr. Pappass


On their son Odell's 13the birthday, graphic artist Tom Warszaw finally confesses to his wife why he fled Greenwich Village, NYC at that age to Paris. As a schoolboy, naturally sensitive, considerate Tommy was best buddy with 'adult' half-wit Pappass, father Duncan's Catholic school's assistant janitor. Smothered by his dependent mother, a dumb orderly, Tommy got 'parental advice' from a women's prison inmate. Together with Pappas, he saves up tips from their butchery delivery rounds. One night, Pappas steals the bike they were saving for. Tommy tries to take the blame, but ends up expelled as if the instigator. Even more tragic consequences follow. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


See the world a little differently. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual and drug references, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Can dostlar  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,371 (USA) (15 April 2005)


$371,081 (USA) (6 May 2005)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film writing/directing debut of David Duchovny, who claims to have written the screenplay in six days. See more »


At the beginning of the school dance scene, there is a kid screaming "Sabbath. Sabbath." Later on, the same kid is shown to be the DJ, and when he is changing records, you can hear his voice still screaming "Sabbath. Sabbath." in the background, even though he is not saying it. See more »


Pappass: I shaved my ass once. Bald as a cue ball.
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References Soul Train (1971) See more »


Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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wonderful movie
11 May 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see this on Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It's a simple but heartwarming fable about a young boy growing up in 1970s New York City. The acting was wonderful all around, but the standouts were Anton Yelchin (who will one day be a star, I predict) and Erykah Badu. Robin Williams and Tea Leone were also very good. I wouldn't be surprised if Robin gets some Oscar buzz for this role.

I went with my mother and a friend, and all three of us enjoyed it immensely. A very good first effort from David Duchovny, who proves he's not just that X-Files guy.

Highly recommend.

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