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Delirious -- A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.


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Writer (WGA):
Tom DiCillo (written by)
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Release Date:
18 May 2007 (Spain) See more »
Everybody deserves their shot
An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Steve Buscemi ... Les Galantine

Michael Pitt ... Toby Grace

Alison Lohman ... K'Harma Leeds

Gina Gershon ... Dana

Callie Thorne ... Gabi

Kevin Corrigan ... Ricco

Richard Short ... Jace Hipley

Elvis Costello ... Elvis Costello

David Wain ... Byron
Mel Gorham ... Tish

Peter Appel ... Feldman
Cinqué Lee ... Corey

Kevin Phillips ... Blaine

Rodrigo Lopresti ... Demo

Melissa Rauch ... Megan
Douglas Crosby ... Security Stud
Dennis Parlato ... Royce Ralston

Jeff Branson ... TV Soap Star

Antoinette LaVecchia ... Gretchen
Rob Breckinridge ... Goody Bag Attendant (as Rob Breckenridge)

Amy Hargreaves ... Nikki Blake

Juani Feliz ... Staci from Queens

Matt Grace ... Security Guard

Jack Gwaltney ... Chuck Sirloin
Jerome Weinstein ... Cheeks

Kristina Klebe ... Kris, Swedish Nurse
Katya Diaz ... Dancer #1
Kyndra Reevey ... Dancer #2
Sheryl Murakami ... Dancer #3

Phillip Bloch ... Phillip Bloch

Kevin Brown ... Twilight Club Bouncer (as UPTOWN Kevin Brown)

Tobias Truvillion ... Silky

Cordelia Reynolds ... Gazelle
Teddy Eck ... Dougie

Billy Griffith ... Hoagie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Aldredge ... Carl Galantine - Les's Father

Doris Belack ... Les's mother

Lynn Cohen ... Muffy Morrison

Joseph D'Onofrio ... Vince (as Joe D'Onofrio)

Kristen Schaal ... Joelle

Nicole Vicius ... Robbyn
Becca Anderson ... Fan at premiere (uncredited)

Marcus Collins ... Marcus (uncredited)

Greg D'Agostino ... Security (uncredited)

Minnie Driver ... (uncredited)
Marshall Factora ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Amit Gupta ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Ronald Guttman ... Restaurant Manager (uncredited)

Corey Hibbert ... Orderly (uncredited)

Naama Kates ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Edward M. Kelahan ... Crazed Fan (uncredited)
Carylee McPherson ... Publicist (uncredited)
Kevin Momenee ... Celebrity (uncredited)
Elizabeth Newman ... Red Carpet Celebrity (uncredited)

Sarah Nichols ... Robbyn's Make-up Artist (uncredited)

Jennifer Pedersen ... Red Carpet Celebrity (uncredited)

Tom Stratford ... Photographer (uncredited)

Stewart Summers ... Celebrity (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom DiCillo 
Writing credits
Tom DiCillo (written by)

Produced by
Mark Balsam .... executive producer
Jimmy de Brabant .... executive producer
Michael Dounaev .... executive producer
John Flock .... executive producer
Gary Howsam .... executive producer
Kristi Lake .... co-producer
Jennifer Levine .... executive producer
Kami Naghdi .... executive producer
Robert Salerno .... producer
Lewin Webb .... executive producer
Jamie H. Zelermyer .... co-producer
Barry Zemel .... executive producer
Original Music by
Anton Sanko 
Cinematography by
Frank G. DeMarco 
Film Editing by
Paul Zucker 
Casting by
Beth Bowling 
Kim Miscia 
Production Design by
Teresa Mastropierro 
Art Direction by
Mylene Santos 
Set Decoration by
Susan Ogu 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell 
Makeup Department
Mary McNamara .... makeup artist
Stacey Panepinto .... key makeup artist
Linda Williams .... additional hair stylist
Jovan Vitagliano .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Miles Ferguson .... post-production supervisor
Bergen Swanson .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacey Beneville .... second assistant director
Andrew Fiero .... second second assistant director
Ivan J. Fonseca .... first assistant director
Aaron D. Forste .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Benji Craig .... camera scenic artist
Thomas A. Delillo .... lead set dresser
Bradley Klipp .... set dresser
John I. Marsala .... set dresser
Hudson Meredith .... prop intern
Tom Miller .... assistant property master
Alex Stapleton .... art department coordinator
Alexis Weiss .... assistant property master
Brianne Zulauf .... product placement/clearance coordinator
Sound Department
Chad Birmingham .... dialogue editor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Patrick Donahue .... re-recording mixer (as Pat Donahue)
Patrick Donahue .... supervising sound editor
Chris Fondulas .... boom operator (as Christopher Fondulas)
Bryant Musgrove .... boom operator
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jeff Rowe .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Michael Ventresco .... title designer: Redscare Inc. (uncredited)
Kevin Brown .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Colon .... grip
Luke Deikis .... electrician
Jess Fogel .... additional electrician
Doug Foote .... first assistant camera
Jack Foster .... electrician
Max Frankston .... video assist operator
Melissa Guimaraes .... key grip
Peter Hawkins .... camera operator
Anne Joyce .... still photographer
Mark Koenig .... company grip
Marcus Lehmann .... electrician
Paul E. McCarthy .... gaffer (as Paul McCarthy)
Jessica Miglio .... additional still photographer
Joseph Paolini .... best boy grip
Peter Reniers .... camera operator
Ray Richards .... fourth electric
Yoshi Sonoda .... additional electrician
Dana Turken .... film loader
Lee Vickery .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Zenfeek .... additional grip
Casting Department
Lee Genick .... extras casting
Julie Schubert .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Chaney .... wardrobe supervisor
Virginia Cook .... assistant costume designer
Rebecca Edmonston .... on-set costumer
Jackie Freeman .... key costumer
Marina Pulido .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
John Crowley .... digital intermediate colorist
Jason Crump .... colorist: dailies
Kimberly K. Ferraro .... post-production coordinator
Carmelo Galle .... post-production coordinator
Anand Modi .... assistant editor
Ryan Murphy .... assistant editor
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
Location Management
Keith Adams .... location manager
Erica Parise .... location scout
David Velasco .... assistant location manager
John Wu .... location assistant
Music Department
Aram Goldberg .... music coordinator
Matt Havron .... music coordinator
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Gordon Minette .... musician: trumpet, organ
Anton Sanko .... orchestrator
Erik Sanko .... musician: bass, guitars, metal percussion
Joel Thompson .... assistant to composer
Frank Vilardi .... musician: drums, percussion
Transportation Department
Robert Foster Jr. .... driver
Gabe Turiello .... camera car process trailer driver
Other crew
Tara Anderson .... assistant to director
Patrick Bevilacqua .... production assistant: background
Jason Block .... post-production accountant
George Bunce .... 2K conform
Amyjoy Clark .... assistant office coordinator
Chris Cloud .... unit location assistant
Marcus Collins .... photo double: Michael Pitt
Anne Marie Dentici .... production assistant
Kristen Dubberstein .... production secretary
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Courtney Aura Freeman .... additional production assistant (as Courtney Freeman)
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Kate Harrison .... production executive
Philip Kral .... production assistant
Valeria Maauad .... production assistant (as Valeria Maaud)
Ana S. Pelaez .... production coordinator
Jennifer Roberts .... production assistant
Ben Schaeffer .... office production assistant
Jennifer Scott .... set production assistant
Weiman Seid .... unit publicist
Michele Soddano .... payroll accountant
Michael Ventresco .... title designer: main titles
Heather Verbeke .... production assistant
Denise Violante .... assistant to director
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Derek Yip .... production accountant
Karen Tsen Lee .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Alex Parslow .... production assistant (uncredited)
Noah Lang .... special thanks

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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Micheal Pitt and Steve Buscemi later played together on the TV series Boardwalk Empire (2010)See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Les and Toby enter the hotel to attend K'Harma's birthday party, Toby pushes the down button to call the elevator. This is obviously in error as they entered on the ground floor, and the room would be on a floor above them.See more »
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Spoofs Marty (1955)See more »
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Hang in for the ending!!!, 19 September 2009
Author: hughman55 from Texas

Calling all Steve Buscemi fans! I started watching this movie on cable quite by accident. In the opening scene I thought I recognized a friend of mine in a minor role and while waiting for him to reappear and see if it was in fact him I found myself captivated with this brilliant little indie until the end. Steve Buscemi is one of the best, and most interesting, American actors today. (Check him out in his early role as Nick in "Parting Glances" from 1985.) He elevates the level of every movie he does. Although, this film doesn't need any help from him. It's good. REALLY good. It is a character study. And as with most character studies the characters studied are somewhat unpleasant and maybe not very sympathetic. But in this movie they are well worth taking a closer look at.

Les Galantine (Steve Buscemi) is the dregs of the paparazzi. He lives in a crap hole apartment in a bad neighborhood and the only thing worse than the neighborhood he lives in is the inside of his apartment. He has horrible parents whom he still visits and has attachments to. And when we see the three of them together it is very sad. A homeless guy named Toby (Michael Pitt) weasels his way into Les's life, and his crap hole apartment, and is eventually promoted from non-rent-paying roommate who sleeps in the closet to paparazzi's assistant. Had enough yet? There's more. Wait until K'Harma Leeds, pop diva, shows up with her entourage. At one point we see her sitting before a Magnus Chord Organ, (like the one I got for Christmas in 1974), composing her next hit. When we later see her perform it at a music awards show we realize what a joke it was that she agonized over whether to use the word "searching" or "looking" because her ONLY talent is that she lip syncs and dances like a stripper, i.e. a pop diva.

The relationship between Les Galantine and Toby is the centerpiece of the story. Les is needy and repulsive all at the same time. He perspires desperation and fear of abandonment. Toby, goes with the flow. And the flow eventually takes him from homeless guy, to pop diva hanger oner, to star of his own really really bad TV show called "Toby" where he plays a homeless serial killer, named Toby. And just a quick reminder here, his name in real life is Toby. This show is so bad they couldn't even be bothered to imagine a different name for the main character so they just used the name of it's "star". His rise to stardom, his romantic intrigues, and his "go with the flow" style of living, are all expertly written as commentary on the vapid lives and personalities of people who are famous for being famous. The writing and directing, by Tom Dicillo, is witty, poignant, and surgical in it's precision. There is not a wasted word or moment anywhere.

Steve Buscemi is great in everything he does. He is brilliant in "Delirious" . Michael Pitt plays Toby with a warmth and sympathy that makes the process of getting a closer look at those around him tolerable. Honestly, I don't think I'm in the "Michael Pitt demographic", and I've never really gotten him as an actor, until this film. He expertly ties all the disparate elements of these characters, Les Galantine, the talentless pop diva (Allison Lohman), the casting agent (Gina Gershon) and their stories, together in a very compelling performance. I have way big respect for him now...

It is not explicitly spelled out but I would like to go on record here to say that I think Les Galantine is gay and in love with Toby. And although that's not central to the story line it does inform us, somewhat, about this sad injured creature. Steve Buscemi, as Les Galantine, is hard to watch and hard to pull away from from beginning to end. That's talent. Equal credit has to go to the writer/director Tom Dicillo. The story, sometimes mocking, sometimes tender, is written and executed perfectly. The pace is perfect. When it's done you don't even know where the time went. If you like well made, interesting movies, with gobs of talent from beginning to end, watch this one. The ending will surprise you, and the journey is well worth it no matter what. By the way, my friend was not in this movie, and the character I thought he was playing never showed up again...

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