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In the Soup (1992)

A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Aldolpho Rollo
... Joe
... Angelica Pena
Pat Moya ... Dang
... Skippy
Sully Boyar ... Old Man
Steven Randazzo ... Louis Barfardi
Francesco Messina ... Frank Barfardi
... Monty
... Barbara
... Gregoire
Rockets Redglare ... Guy
... Jackie
... Suzie
... Pauli
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A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty no-budget flick. His beautiful object is his next-door neighbor Angelica, who's understandably preoccupied with her own life, as an illegal immigrant and single mom. Aldolpho Rollo's writing his unending masterpiece screenplay from a walk-up NYC flat, in-between peering at debtors through his peephole. AR's hopes to win her love take wing via another angel, a shady high-roller who definitely has the self-confidence, and promises the cash Aldolpho craves, to produce the auteur's vision. Written by David Stevens

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A comedy about getting in over your head.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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13 August 1992 (Germany)  »

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$256,249
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The movie Aldolfo shows Joe, Skippy and Dane was filmed by Steve Buscemi at Alexandre Rockwell's request. It featured his father, brother Micheal and son. See more »

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References The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) See more »

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Ballad
Written by Mader
Courtesy of Force of Circumstance & Mader
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See it for Seymour Cassel
1 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

What a refreshing movie! Fans of oddball movies should definitely put this on the to-watch list. Aside from a hilarious cameo by Jim Jaramusch and Carol Kane, Steve Buscemi and Seymour Cassell team play the roles of wanna-be filmmaker and questionable money man like they were born to. Shot in glorious black and white, the film makes a half-hearted serious turn at the end but it is too late to really make a difference in the movie. Also watch for Will Patton's turn as yet another bizarre person.


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