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House of D (2004)

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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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Coralie Warshaw
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Ticket Seller
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Mr. Pappass
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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

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You never know who your angel's gonna be. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual and drug references, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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23 September 2005 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Can dostlar  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

When Tommy is in the shower preparing to shave he has his mom's pink disposable razor at the ready. Disposable razors didn't make it to the US market until 1976, the pink ladies version not until later. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Warshaw: If I want to exercise my god given freedom to experience people getting cut up by chainsaws and hung on meat hooks, I think I have the constitutional right to do so, don't you?
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References Taxi (1978) See more »

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Funk # 49
Written by Jim Fox, Joe Walsh, Dale Peters
Performed by James Gang
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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If you're not scared to, you'll love this movie
17 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story is about acceptance, and the coexistence of strengths and weaknesses that we all struggle to understand. The central character makes the best of an unfair hand he's dealt, and the basic character of this film is inspiring. The cleverness of the humor, the courageous use of the unabashedly implausible, gives us the lyricism of SESAME STREET or Hans Christian Anderson, with grit and passion. Zelda Williams (daughter of Robin), Frank Langella, Tea Leoni, Anton Yelchin, Erykah Badu, (the always great) Orlando Jones, David Duchovny and Robin Williams all bring us bar-raising performances. If you liked TERMS OF ENDEARMENT or A DOOR IN THE FLOOR, you'll love HOUSE OF D. The brilliant truth-bell ringing details are charming and plentiful. And it is a lovely, intimate gesture that the filmmaker shares a story that can only be believed in its meaning because it's in part a true story. It is very logical that someone might need to tell a story if they had spent a childhood and adolescence imagining the events behind the closed walls and tiny windows of a prison filled with women who've lost their way. And he passes this house of detention on the way to the realities behind the closed doors of his home. HOUSE OF D is like sitting down with an acquaintance, being touched and sometimes very amused by his secrets, and coming away loving him, embracing him and really rooting for him.


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