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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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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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$2,519 (USA) (13 November 2005)

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$13,510 (USA) (18 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 »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS
Written and Performed by Ben Folds
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI), o/b/o itself and Free From The Man Songs LLC
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Boy - does it deserve to be seen!
21 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this in Chicago when it played for a couple weeks. First of all - what happened to this film? Roger Ebert included it in his "Year End Best Of 2005 Movies" list. I guess the distributor - IFC Films - messed it up, because it was one of the best movies I saw all year! David Schwimmer was excellent, and the rest of the cast was too. The writer and director, Matt Mulhern, who is an actor too, has made a movie that will make you laugh and cry, about real people - people you know, people you live with, maybe even you yourself. There are parts of the main character, Duane Hopwood, I think we all can relate to, in the way he struggles to be a good person, but lets his demons get the better of him. And the movie does it without lecturing or preaching, but simply by letting the audience in and telling the story of an everyman who goes to work every day, hoping and praying that the people he loves will continue to love him back. I hope the movie comes out again - boy, does it deserve to be seen! absmith Chicago, Illinois


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