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The Size of Watermelons (1996)

Alex is the definition of loser. He has no, nor has he ever had, friends. His life has no direction and he has a stupid haircut. While attending the Venice Beach Art School, he meets Lizzy,... See full summary »

Director:

Kari Skogland

Writer:

Rob Stefaniuk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... Alex
Donal Logue ... Gnome
Ione Skye ... Maggie
Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Patrick (as Donovan Leitch)
Marissa Ribisi ... Lizzie
John Enos III ... Leonard (as John Enos)
David Lee Russek ... Eddie
Adam West ... Adam West
Tracey Walter ... The Vagrant
Matt Koruba Matt Koruba ... Young Alex
Leila Johnson ... Kim
Zack Ward ... Skinhead
Richard Gilbert-Hill ... Drama Teacher
Bernie Engel Bernie Engel ... Professor
Ed Anders ... Bouncer
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Storyline

Alex is the definition of loser. He has no, nor has he ever had, friends. His life has no direction and he has a stupid haircut. While attending the Venice Beach Art School, he meets Lizzy, Patrick and Gnome, who become his friends. When Alex figures out he should make a movie, he decides to do an "alternative political documentary in black and white" about Gnomes struggle to free Hawaii. He hires some brain dead film students and meets the girl of his dreams and he's all ready to make his movie. Until the first scheduled shooting date when Gnome, who has the budget, turns up missing. Written by Beaumont-4

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Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El tamaño de las sandías See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color | Black and White (one scene)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Gnome: What is *important* to know is that the illegal annexation of the Hawaiian island chain was one of the most politically foul, grotesque and retarded moves since the Mongols gave back Europe!
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Crazy Credits

Credits occasionally bounce up and down. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Julie
Written by Ryder Graham and Brendan McMurray
Performed by R
Courtesy of METP Records
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nice, small movie
2 August 2001 | by bruce-parkerSee all my reviews

There are two great features of this movie: it's yet another great nihilistic slacker movie, this time about a pathetic no-nothing loser who is trying to make his first movie (one can only hope this is not self-referential). It also has a great title. When I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival, it attracted a mixed crowd: those who had read the reviews and those who hadn't. The latter wore trench coats and left after the first five minutes.


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