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The Room (2003)

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Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

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Tommy Wiseau

Writer:

Tommy Wiseau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Wiseau ... Johnny
Juliette Danielle ... Lisa
Greg Sestero ... Mark
Philip Haldiman Philip Haldiman ... Denny (as Phillip Haldiman)
Carolyn Minnott ... Claudette (as Carolyn Minnot)
Robyn Paris ... Michelle
Mike Holmes Mike Holmes ... Mike (as Mike Scott)
Dan Janjigian Dan Janjigian ... Chris-R
Kyle Vogt Kyle Vogt ... Peter
Greg Ellery ... Steven
Piper Gore Piper Gore ... Party Member #1
Kari McDermott Kari McDermott ... Party Member #2 (as Kari McDermont)
Jennifer Vanderbliek Jennifer Vanderbliek ... Party Member #3 (as Jen Vanderbliek)
Bennett Dunn ... Party Member #4 (as Bennet Dunn)
Padma Moyer Padma Moyer ... Susan
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Storyline

In San Francisco, we follow Johnny, a man who has a girlfriend, Lisa, and also his best friend, Mark. Lisa has been cheating on Johnny with Mark and Johnny doesn't know! Will Johnny ever find out? Will Mark still be Johnny's best friend? Written by maxkriegelnance

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Once you go in... You never come out. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Room See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$549,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,596,253
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wiseau-Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When asked in the DVD director's interview why there are so many scenes of characters playing catch with a football, Tommy Wiseau simply responded that football is fun. See more »

Goofs

When Mark and Lisa rush to put on their clothes after someone knocks on the door, Lisa can be seen speaking, but there is no audio. When she says "Hurry up!" a few seconds later, it doesn't match her mouth movements. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Johnny: Hi, babe. I have something for you.
Lisa: What is it?
Johnny: Just a little something.
[Playfully hides a package behind his back, then presents it to Lisa. She opens it and pulls out a red dress]
Lisa: Johnny, it's beautiful. Thank you. Can I try it on now?
Johnny: Sure, it's yours.
Lisa: Wait right here.
[grabs Johnny's tie and kisses him]
Lisa: I'll try it on right now.
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Craft Service - L.A. & S.F. Fast Food See more »

Alternate Versions

In the DVD and theatrical versions of the film, when Johnny throws his TV out the window in the climax, it is obvious that it is daytime when the TV smashes to the ground despite taking place at night. However, in the Blu-ray transfer, a partial "day for night" filter was added. See more »


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I Will
Performed by Wayman Davis
Written by Kitra Williams and Jarah Gibson
Music written and arranged by Wayman Davis for Nu-Rhythmn
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This one's for the ladies...
1 January 2011 | by erixart-733-29016See all my reviews

I simply couldn't keep my comments in my pocket any longer. "The Room" is an expertly crafted "black" comedy by an idiosyncratic filmmaker, but it's also much more than that.

Producer/writer/director/star Tommy Wiseau somehow managed to achieve the impossible with "The Room". Besides delivering a knee-slapping chucklefest for discriminating purveyors of alternative-style humor like myself (and my future wife, who watched it with me), this cinematic gem is also a thinly veiled love letter from Mr. Wiseau to all the ladies of the world.

This is most evident by all the time "Johnny" dedicates to keeping "Lisa" satisfied in "The Room". The prowess he displays in the bedroom is staggering. My future wife played it off, but she noticed. I mean, how could I blame her?

Just take that trademark slow-but-steady thrust Johnny delivers to Lisa's abdominal region on numerous occasions. Or how his arm stays flexed when he's spooning with her, even when he's sound asleep. Johnny hasn't even gotten started before he sets pulses racing by giving female viewers an ample opportunity to steal a glimpse of his beautiful buttocks.

I had to change me underwears four times the night we viewed this film, so it's alright by me that a guy who made me laugh THAT much captured my future wife's imagination while I was away washing up. But keep in mind...I just like to watch.


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