This ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers takes place during one day on the set of a non-budget movie.

Director:

Tom DiCillo

Writer:

Tom DiCillo
7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Nick Reve
Catherine Keener ... Nicole Springer
Dermot Mulroney ... Wolf
Danielle von Zerneck ... Wanda
James Le Gros ... Chad Palomino (as James LeGros)
Rica Martens Rica Martens ... Cora
Peter Dinklage ... Tito
Kevin Corrigan ... Assistant Camera
Hilary Gilford Hilary Gilford ... Script
Robert Wightman ... Gaffer
Tom Jarmusch Tom Jarmusch ... Driver / Intern
Michael Griffiths Michael Griffiths ... Sound Mixer / 'Speedo'
Matthew Grace Matthew Grace ... Boom
Ryan Bowker Ryan Bowker ... Food Service / Clapper
Francesca DiMauro Francesca DiMauro ... Production Assistant
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This ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers takes place during one day on the set of a non-budget movie.

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He only needs three things to get through the day ... an espresso, an aspirin, and a miracle. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Chad says that, "The only reason he took a part in this movie is because someone said that you [Nick] were tight with Quentin Tarantino." Steve Buscemi previously worked with Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs (1992). See more »

Goofs

The first few times the AC slates, what is written on the slate does not reflect what he calls off. See more »

Quotes

[Last Lines]
Wanda: Nick? Can somebody give me a 20 on Nick?
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Crazy Credits

statement after the end credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are sort of fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is sort of coincidental and unintentional. See more »

Connections

References Fantastic Four (1967) See more »

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What a dream of a movie
13 January 2001 | by exit127See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies and it aggravates me that it's the kind of movie that always seems to slip through the cracks. In other words, nobody watched it. It's hilariously funny and yet the public in general don't either get it or find it funny. I not only laughed a lot but found the acting to be excellent. Buscemi's performance of a Indi' film director going through the rigors of dealing with inept film crew, egotistical actor's, in-crew relationships and not to mention a certain dwarf with a major chip on his shoulder. If you are a film buff and know a little more than most about movie's rent it. 10 out of 9


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Living in Oblivion See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,965, 16 July 1995

Gross USA:

$1,111,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,111,790
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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