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Two drug mules wait out their defecation; allowing one to become obsessed with his own "Poo." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Justin McLaughlin ... Justin
Jim Busfield ... Jim
Jen Thomas ... Miss Biggs (as Jennifer Thomas)
Jason Huddy ... Roomate
Ian Rickert ... Canadian dealer
Christine Mancuso ... Canadian junkie

Directed by
Simon Barrett 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Barrett 

Produced by
Simon Barrett .... producer
Cinematography by
Simon Barrett 
Film Editing by
Simon Barrett 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Slates .... assistant camera

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Also Known As:
"The Poo Movie" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:15 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Shot over a period of one weekend with a production budget of $900.See more »


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The dangers of obsession, 13 January 2004
Author: peripheral_visionary from California

On surface this appears to be the black comic tale of a drug deal gone messily awry, but ultimately this short feature revolves around a father-son type relationship between the two protagonists. One is a bubbly man-child who lacks a mother figure or lover, a vacancy filled by his own fecal matter. The scenes between the "poo" and the infantile dealer are sublime and tender, made more potent from the latter's refusal to release his mother/lover, literally and figuratively. The father figure, a lanky and greasy blank slate, drinks and watches TV, inattentive to his "son" and incapable of anything other than outbursts of violence and threats. Shocking violence ensues, in an Oedipal denouement that plays like the gory reverse negative of that mythical tale. Masterful.

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