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Echo Park (1985)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 July 1986 (USA)
In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in... See full summary »

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Robert Dornhelm

Writer:

Michael Ventura
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Dey ... May
Tom Hulce ... Jonathan
Michael Bowen ... August
Christopher Walker Christopher Walker ... Henry
Shirley Jo Finney ... Gloria
Heinrich Schweiger Heinrich Schweiger ... August's father
Cheech Marin ... Syd
John Paragon ... Hugo
Cassandra Peterson ... Sheri
Timothy Carey ... Vinnie
Martin Suppan Martin Suppan ... Austrian consul
Robert R. Shafer ... Commercial director
Dorothy Dells Dorothy Dells ... Consulate Secretary
Yana Nirvana ... Woman in bar
Paul Anselmo Paul Anselmo ... Policeman
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Storyline

In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in a pizza deliverer named Jonathan, an aspiring songwriter. In the adjoining flat is August, an Austrian body sculptor who appears in a deodorant commercial and dreams big dreams. May takes a job delivering singing telegrams as a stripper, Jonathan invites Henry to tag along with him on deliveries, August gets into trouble with the police who call his father in Austria, and the friendships, frustrations, and love affairs of everyday life come to a head. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Reality is for dreamers. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA | Austria

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantes y soñadores See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$701,892
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Production Co:

Sascha-Verleih See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene when Jonathon moves in with May, he is carrying a stack of albums in his arms, noticeable in that scene and a later one is The Partridge Family's "Up To Date" LP. May is played by Susan Dey, who played Laurie Partridge in The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

Goofs

May's cigarette when she's on the stairs of her house. See more »

Quotes

Commercial Director: The smoke is supposed to be coming out of the nose holes, not the asshole, it's so simple!
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Alternate Versions

Recent DVD release has a longer ending than previous video versions: after the father of August says with a slap "What are YOU doing in America?" there is an additional scene with all three of the main characters in the mountains together. It is unknown if that scene is a new scene added for the DVD release or if it was originally in the theatrical print but cut from the previous video versions. See more »

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My Eyes Have Seen
Written and Performed by Black Patti
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good movie
17 September 2006 | by runnerluddSee all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot. Kind of ad and depressing.

A single mother working hard in LA just to make i work. I watched it when I was about 15,

I don't remember if she used drugs in the movie or not maybe. Well it show different side the glamors Hollywood and Beverley hills anyway.

At that time there were not a lot of movies on Swedish television. around 1988.

I hope it will appear an a swedixh channel again some tine.

Susan Dey who to me is Grace Van Owen in LA Law and nobody else make a good performance in this movie. I recommend it.


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