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Living in Oblivion (1995)

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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

Director:

Tom DiCillo

Writer:

Tom DiCillo
7 wins & 7 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
Matthew Grace Matthew Grace ... Boom
Ryan Bowker Ryan Bowker ... Food Service / Clapper
Francesca DiMauro Francesca DiMauro ... Production Assistant
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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

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Nick is about to discover the first rule of filmmaking: if at first you don't succeed... PANIC! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csapnivaló See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,148,752
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

At the end of the movie when Nick talks to Nicole, the shadow in the street behind Nicole changes in the close-up. See more »

Quotes

[Tito doesn't laugh when he's supposed to]
Nick: Cut! Tito... Didn't feel like laughing, did ya?
Tito: I did.
Nick: Oh. Guess I missed it.
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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

Featured in Cinemassacre's Top 5 Movies About Making Movies (2009) See more »

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Very funny film about the hazards of independent film making
4 December 1998 | by billmimiSee all my reviews

Living In Oblivion is a mad-cap, zany, and often surprising film about everything that can go wrong while making an independent film. Superbly acted by the entire cast, especially Buscemi, Keener, Martens, and Mulrony, the movie is full of twists and turns that keep you longing for more. Tom DiCillo's wit and humor are outrageous in the best sense. Beware, however. The movie is full of well-used and perfectly-placed profanity. Not for the weak at heart where such language is concerned. If you've got the stomach for good, solid funny times with lots of 'off' words, this one will do it for you. I give it a "10". I've seen it more than 3 times and its humor holds through each viewing.


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