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The Pompatus of Love (1995)

Four guys sit around drinking beer and talking, trying to figure out the meaning of "the pompatus of love" (from the Steve Miller song "Joker") and analyzing their relationships with women.

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Richard Schenkman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Pasdar ... Josh
Paige Turco ... Gina
Arabella Field ... Lori - Phil's Wife
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Kathryn
Mia Sara ... Cynthia
Jon Cryer ... Mark
Adam Oliensis Adam Oliensis ... Phil
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Caroline
Tim Guinee ... Runyon
Kristen Wilson ... Tasha
Lianna Pai ... Ting (as Liana Pai)
John Norman Thomas ... Cabbie
John Hoyt ... Big Toe (as John Glen Hoyt)
Charlie Murphy ... Saxophone Man
Helen Haft Helen Haft ... Real Estate Broker
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Storyline

Four guys sit around drinking beer and talking, trying to figure out the meaning of "the pompatus of love" (from the Steve Miller song "Joker") and analyzing their relationships with women. Written by John Allison <johna@cs.colorado.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language
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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confissões de Quatro Apaixonados See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The title phrase was taken from two songs by Steve Miller; the mysterious word "pompatus" was originally spelled "pompitous" in the printed lyrics. But it originally comes from the Medallions' 1954 song "The Letter", written by Vernon Green when he was 14. Green explained in the 1990s that the word actually began with "puppet" and was a term he'd made up for "a secret paper-doll fantasy figure, who would be my everything and bear my children". See more »

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References Green Acres (1965) See more »

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Caveman
Written by Manny Mohr (as M. Mohr), Jamie Principle (as J. Principle) & O. Lollind
Performed by Bongo Boys
Courtesy of S.O.S. Records/Zoo Entertainment
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mildly entertaining "relationships" film
21 May 1999 | by hbsSee all my reviews

The movie has no great insights, and the style is somewhat derivative, but the performances are pretty good, and it is watchable. My primary complaint is that the best character in the movie is a woman that appears in the last half and gets relatively little screen time even after that. The movie Swingers has a similar subject, and is much better.


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