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House of D (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 29 April 2005 (USA)
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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Lady / Bernadette
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Melissa
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Coralie Warshaw
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Simone
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Sasha (as Bernard Sheredy)
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Odell Warshaw
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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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual and drug references, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

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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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Shia LaBeouf was originally cast as Tommy, but was replaced by Anton Yechlin due to a scheduling conflict. See more »

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Reverend Duncan says that the school's Bible class is being renamed "Ethics" due to requirements of church/state separation, even though a private school like this one would not be subject to church-state issues. This statement is meant to introduce his character's fondness for "pulling legs" and making bizarre nonsensical statements. See more »

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Tom Warshaw: [narrating] My name is Tom Warshaw. I'm an American artist living in Paris. I've lived here for 30 years with a secret nobody knows. My son, Odell, is turning 13 today. And for his birthday, I'm gonna tell him my secret.
Tom Warshaw: I'm gonna tell him, "You know how in old movies when the bad guys want to break into a safe? There's this one guy, the safecracker, who puts his ear up to the lock and listens as he dials the combination, listening for what they call in English, the tumblers. ...
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References Taxi (1978) See more »

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China Grove
Written by Charles Johnston
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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