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Duane Hopwood (2005)

A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.

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Wally
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Fred
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Kate
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Female Judge
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Beefy Bartender
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Jake
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Anthony
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Linda's Lawyer
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Linda
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Carl
Joan Griffith ...
Mrs. Wakely
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Tommy
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Bob Flynn
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Gina
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A down-on-his-luck, divorced father works the night shift at an Atlantic City casino. When his relationship with his young daughters and ex-wife is jeopardized by a run-in with the law, he struggles to get his life - and family - back together before it's too late. A moving and humorous look at the limits of unconditional love and what defines a family. Written by Anonymous

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When the odds are against you, your best bet is a second chance...

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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20 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida Não é Uma Roleta  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,519 (USA) (11 November 2005)

Gross:

$13,510 (USA) (16 December 2005)
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Filming took only 21 days, and was shot entirely in Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, Longport and Ocean City, New Jersey. See more »

Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

THE DRIFTER
Written and Performed by David Poe
Published by Charming Martyr Music (BMI), administered by Electric Pacific Songs
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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I love this film!
10 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film -- it's very well done with a great performance from David Schwimmer. Schwimmer plays a casino pit boss who gradually goes down hill and hits bottom when he's caught driving drunk with his young daughter in the back seat. It's the wake-up call he needs, though,as ex-wife Janeane Garofalo threatens to take away his visitation rights to his two girls. Schwimmer gradually begins to get it together when he forms an unlikely friendship with Judah Friedlander, who as always is funny and brings some much-needed humor to the film. It's like a wonderful short story with a great cast of characters set in a unique place. I highly recommend it.


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