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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis,... See more »

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Bill McCabe (as Robert Burke)
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Dennis McCabe
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Kate
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Elina
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Martin
Mark Chandler Bailey ...
Mike (as Mark Bailey)
Chris Cooke ...
Vic
Jeffrey Howard ...
Ned Rifle
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Kim
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Jack
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Sheriff
Marietta Marich ...
Mom (Meg)
John MacKay ...
Dad
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Mary
Richard Reyes ...
Security Guard
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Frank
Ed Geldart ...
Cop at Desk
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Nun
Alissa Alban ...
Waitress
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Nurse Louise
Jo Perkins ...
Nurse Otto
Mary McKenzie ...
Vera
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Boyish Cop

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Hal Hartley

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Hal Hartley ... ()

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Jerome Brownstein ... producer
Hal Hartley ... producer
Ted Hope ... producer
Bruce Weiss ... producer

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Hal Hartley ... (as Ned Rifle)
Yo La Tengo

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Michael Spiller

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Steve Hamilton

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Milan Boncich ... colorist

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Daniel Ouellette

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Thérèse DePrez

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Alexandra Welker

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Gregory Jacobs ... first assistant director

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Maggi Poorman ... property master
Mark B. Quick ... lead scenic
Robert K. Weinberger ... lead carpenter

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Reilly Steele ... re-recording mixer

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Buzzy Burwell ... electrician
Linda Phillips ... third electrician

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Marina Marit ... wardrobe supervisor

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Chuck Coffman ... production assistant
James Alan Hensz ... production assistant (as Jim Hensz)
Kris McGaha ... stand-in

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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost father, a revolutionary who has been in hiding for 20 years. For different reasons, both leave New York and head for Long Island, out of money, and short on ideas. D:"Long Island is a a terminal moraine." B:"What's that?" D:"It's the material left behind when a glacier recedes." D:"Gee, then what the hell are we waiting for?" Written by Stuart Criley

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Taglines There's no such thing as adventure and romance, only trouble and desire. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Uomini semplici (Italy)
  • Homens Simples (Portugal)
  • Simples Desejo (Brazil)
  • Gvarim Pshutim (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Απλοί άνθρωποι (Greece)
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  • 105 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia "There's no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire." It's probably the best-known phrase of this movie, but actually it's a quote from Fritz Lang's movie Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922). See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in In a Savage Land: Cast and Crew Interviews (2001). See more »
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Quotes Ned Riffle: I want adventure. I want romance.
Bill McCabe: Ned, there is no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire.
Ned Riffle: Trouble and desire.
Bill McCabe: That's right. And the funny thing is, when you desire something you immediately get into trouble. And when you're in trouble you don't desire anything at all.
Ned Riffle: I see.
Bill McCabe: It's impossible.
Ned Riffle: It's ironic.
Bill McCabe: It's a fucking tragedy is what it is, Ned.
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