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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 »

Director:

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

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sascha-Verleih See more »
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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 »

Soundtracks

Strip-o-Gram
Written by Bo Harwood and Bobby Pollard
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a weird sweet feeling..
6 January 2004 | by kommanderprixSee all my reviews

..is written in this film. between the plot of struggling with the American dream, where at the end friendship wins the day and the 80th flair, including soundtrack and a cheap dim TV-footage, a midget art piece can be found. German synchronous version is the icing on the cake! enjoy!


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