Lucas, who escapes the modern world via cinematic fantasies, meets a young woman who forces him to question his self-appointed role as the last romantic man on earth.
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Director Ed Moore gave actor Allen Marsh carte blanche to create the character Al (described in the script only as "odd"), even down to letting him come up with the character's last name. Marsh started by affecting a dazed look that was compounded by wearing his wife's glasses, which had a prescription so strong that he was essentially blind during filming. Having worked at Hunter's Supermarket in Antigo, Wisconsin as a teenager, Marsh based the character on people with whom he'd worked. He leaned on a shopping cart like George the bread man, who had used a shopping cart as a walker, and he stuffed his shirt pocket with as many pens as it would hold, in tribute to Rick, another Hunter's employee. For Al's voice, Marsh borrowed the vocal characteristics of a regular caller to Joe Soucheray's St. Paul radio show "Garage Logic," a man known only as "Speedy." Finally, wanting to avoid the film school tendency to overuse generic Anglo-Saxon surnames, Marsh chose the name "Galarowicz," the last name of a girl with whom he'd gone to high school. See more
Hey, Al! My boy Luke here is still moping over Violet, and I'm trying to get him laid. Don't you think this man needs to get over that evil succubus?
[long, uncomfortable pause
[Taylor and Lucas watch Al walk away slowly
That guy's gonna shoot up the place one day. No hostages.