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Trees Lounge ()


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Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".

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Connie
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Mike
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Tommy
Bronson Dudley ...
Bill
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Rob (as Anthony Lapaglia)
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Raymond
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Theresa
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Johnny
Steven Randazzo ...
Vic
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Jackie
Rockets Redglare ...
Stan
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Harry
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Crystal
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Marie
Richard Boes ...
Freddie
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Tina
Carina Finn ...
Anna
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Uncle Al
Michael Storms ...
Little Boy
Irma St. Paule ...
Grandma
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Matthew
Annette Arnold ...
Sandy
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George
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Samantha
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Josie Basilio
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Tony Basilio
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Debbie (as Chloe Sevigny)
Christine Gildea ...
Marie's Mother
Marissa Lanzello ...
Lisa
Roberta Hanley ...
Roberta
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Wendell
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James (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Io Tillett Wright ...
Little Girl
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Jerry
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Patty
Lucian Buscemi ...
Crystal's Son
Bianca Hunter ...
Kelly (as Bianca Bakija)
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Eddie 'Puck'
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Crowd spectator (uncredited)
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Mom (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve Buscemi

Written by

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Steve Buscemi ... ()

Produced by

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Kelly Forsythe ... co-producer
Chris Hanley ... producer
Christina Larsson ... associate producer
Sarah Vogel ... co-producer
Nick Wechsler ... executive producer
Brad Wyman ... producer
Julie Yorn ... executive producer

Music by

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Evan Lurie

Cinematography by

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Lisa Rinzler

Film Editing by

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Kate Williams

Editorial Department

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Jane Pia Abramowitz ... associate editor
Lori Leigh Adkins ... assistant editor (as Lori Adkins)
Cassie Barasch ... post-production intern
Jason Brodkey ... assistant editor
May Lyle ... post-production assistant
Vincent Mierlak ... post-production assistant
Victoria Plummer ... assistant editor
Woody Richman ... assistant editor (as T. Woody Richman)
Gustavo E. Rodriguez ... post-production assistant (as Gustavo Rodriguez)
Seth I. Shire ... post-production service
Oriana Soddu ... apprentice editor
Monica Su ... post-production intern
Patricia Sztaba ... negative cutter
Stan Sztaba ... negative cutter
Joshua B. Wolfe ... post-production intern
Bryan Ellenburg ... executive in charge of post-production (uncredited)
Dave Pultz ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Sheila Jaffe
Georgianne Walken

Production Design by

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Steve Rosenzweig

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Jennifer Alex Nickason ... (as Jennifer Alex)

Set Decoration by

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Lisa Kent

Costume Design by

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Mari-An Ceo

Makeup Department

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Lorrie Ann Dobbins ... additional hair stylist (as Lorrie Ann Dobbin)
Michael Napolitano ... additional hair stylist
Joanne Ottaviano ... hair stylist (as Joanne M. Ottaviano) / makeup artist (as Joanne M. Ottaviano)
Colette Scarfe ... assistant hair stylist
Darby Sedlock ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Ronnie Kupferwasser ... assistant unit manager
Yalda Tehranian ... executive in charge of production
Gayle Vangrofsky ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jolyon Handler ... second assistant director
Marco Londoner ... second second assistant director
Jeremy Slutskin ... second assistant director (as Jeremy Evan Slutskin)
David 'Wex' Wechsler ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Julie Ebel ... art department intern
Ruth Falco ... art department intern
Alisa Grifo ... art department intern
Lillian Heard ... scenic artist
Noel Honig ... assistant property master
Chad Johnson ... art department intern
Melissa P. Lohman ... on-set dresser
Katie Merz ... scenic artist
Leah Mowan ... property assistant (as Lea Mowan)
Scott Pask ... assistant to production designer
Andrew Rosenzweig ... lead man
Michael Wylie ... property master

Sound Department

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Coll Anderson ... production sound mixer / supervising sound editor
Brad Bergbom ... additional boom operator (as Brad Berghom)
Brian Bowles ... assistant sound editor
Mark DeSimone ... foley mixer (as Mark Desimone)
Michael Jordan ... re-recording mixer
Kevin T. Lynn ... assistant sound editor
Tim O'Shea ... dialogue editor
David Pastecchi ... boom operator (as Dave Pastecchi)
Tom Paul ... foley mixer
Steven Strassberg ... stereo sound consultant: Ultra Stereo
Juan Carlos Zaldívar ... sound effects editor

Stunts

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Arthur M. Jolly ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nathan Abel ... additional grip
Richard Audino ... gaffer (as Richard J. Audino)
Joseph Baccari ... additional electrician (as Joe 'Spoons' Baccari)
K.C. Bailey ... still photographer
Ruark Behan ... additional grip
Alec Boehm ... first assistant camera
Christopher Bright ... fourth grip
Meraby Ellis ... third grip (as Max Ellis)
Osa Elmfors ... second assistant camera
David Flanigan ... assistant camera
Duncan Foster ... fourth electric
Vadim Frumin ... additional grip
Jackie Hamilton ... best boy grip
Edie 'The Dog' Kelly ... additional grip
Tim Kelly ... key grip
Sam Kretschmer ... additional grip
Charles Libin ... camera operator
Mamuka M. Sadov ... best boy electric
Tom Shinn ... third electrician
David Tumblety ... additional electrician
Robin Q. Wolff ... electric swing grip
Samuel S. Arcure ... generator operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Meredith Jacobson Marciano ... extras casting
Kristine Bulakowski ... extras casting: in-house (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Denise Baldassano ... wardrobe assistant
Neda Pourang ... wardrobe supervisor (as Néda Pourang)
Kim Yellen ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Alexandra Levinsohn ... location coordinator: Seneca Falls
Christian Miglio ... location intern
Tammy Rubin ... location intern
Deborah M. Staab ... location intern (as Debbie Staab)
Robert T. Striem ... assistant location manager
Thomas J. Whelan ... location manager

Music Department

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David Carbonara ... music editor
Deanna Cohen ... soundtrack executive: MCA Records
Chris Cunningham ... musician: guitar
Tony Garnier ... musician: bass
Gerry Gershman ... music supervisor
George Javori ... musician: drums
Angie Ketterman ... music coordinator
Amy Rosen ... music coordinator

Other crew

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Eve Applebaum ... production office assistant
Cyril Bectarte ... production office intern
Matthew Blankman ... production office assistant (as Matt Blankman)
Scott Braddock ... assistant: Mr. Wyman
Terrence C. Burke ... production assistant
Garrett Donovan ... assistant: Mr. Hanley
Marcos Durian ... production office intern
Paola Freccero ... publicist
Marc R. Gordon ... production office intern (as Marc Gordon)
Mark R. Herrick ... production assistant
Jeff Huston ... production assistant
Alex R. Johnson ... assistant production coordinator
Jonathan Judge ... production assistant
Roger Kass ... legal services
Julian M. Kheel ... production assistant
Jude Kiernan ... production office intern
Suzanne R. La Tulipe ... pre-production accountant
Steve Leroy ... production office intern
Penelope Locke ... script supervisor
Dean Lubensky ... title designer
Patrick Mahoney ... craft service
Tamarat Makonnen ... production assistant
Katie Mcquerrey ... production office intern
Marinka Modderman ... assistant: Mr. Buscemi / production assistant
Brian Moriarty ... production office intern
Michael Nathanson ... production office intern
Charlotte Nation ... production office intern
Eric Oden ... production accountant
Alena K. Powell ... production assistant
Gregory L. Qualles ... parking coordinator
Rina Rachman ... production coordinator
Tamra Raven ... production office intern
Guy H. Rocourt II ... production assistant
Tammy Rosen ... assistant: Ms. Silverman
Richard Singer ... production office intern
Amanda Slater ... production assistant
John Soran ... craft service assistant
Rachel Stires ... car wrangler
Mark Trzaskowski ... production office intern
Tom Weissler ... teamster captain
Eric Werner ... production office intern
Shawn Wilson ... post-production accountant
Daniela Nobili ... dialogue director: Italian (uncredited)
Andrea Shreeman ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jim Aldworth ... special thanks
Mark Amitin ... special thanks
Jo Andres ... special thanks
Vincent Ang ... special thanks
Tony Argento ... special thanks
Michael Babcock ... special thanks
Randy Bachman ... special thanks
Carol Sue Baker ... special thanks
Judith Baldwin ... special thanks
Martin Bandier ... special thanks (as Marty Bandier)
Al Banke ... special thanks
Danny Benair ... special thanks
Jonathan Blum ... special thanks
Mark Boone Junior ... special thanks
Carole Broughton ... special thanks
Dorothy Buscemi ... special thanks
John Buscemi ... special thanks
Josephine Buscemi ... dedicatee (as Grandma Josephine Buscemi)
Kenneth Buscemi ... special thanks
Laurie Butler ... special thanks
Bob Campbell ... special thanks
Joe Curly ... special thanks
Louis D'Agostino ... special thanks
James Darcy ... special thanks
Jim Demopoulos ... special thanks
Tom DiCillo ... special thanks
Richard Dooley ... special thanks
Paula Erickson ... special thanks
Andrew Falk ... special thanks
Lisa A. Feldman ... special thanks (as Lisa Feldman)
Art Ford ... special thanks
Lynn Geller ... special thanks
Eddie Gomez ... special thanks
Bob Gosse ... special thanks
H.M. Gousha ... special thanks
Tracy Granger ... special thanks
Wayne Greene ... special thanks
Janet Grey ... special thanks
Thomas S. Gulotta ... special thanks
Jane Holzer ... special thanks
Jim Hovey ... special thanks
Adam Isidore ... special thanks
Rich Kalinsky ... special thanks
Robin Kaye ... special thanks
Bob Knight ... special thanks
Barry Kolsky ... special thanks
Lynne C. Lappin ... dedicatee
Claudia Lewis ... special thanks
Kevin J. Mackay ... special thanks
Daniel Markel ... special thanks (as Dan Markell)
Meredith Marshall ... special thanks
John Massa ... special thanks
Frank Maya ... dedicatee
John McEnerney ... special thanks (as John Mcinerney)
Jonathan McHugh ... special thanks (as Jonathan Mchugh)
Michael McKenna ... special thanks (as Mike McKenna)
Anne Mitchell ... special thanks (as Ann Mitchel)
Suzanne Myers ... special thanks
Mark Nichols ... special thanks
Robert Nichols ... special thanks (as Bob Nichols)
Tom O'Donnell ... special thanks
Jane Oppenheimer ... special thanks
Kenny Patnaude ... special thanks
Christopher Pearce ... special thanks (as Chris Pierce)
Steven Dominic Prestianni ... special thanks (as Steve Prestianni)
Jennifer Pyken ... special thanks
Scott H. Ramsey ... special thanks
Doreen Ringer Ross ... special thanks (as Doreen Ringer Ross)
Cindy Robinson ... special thanks
Julius Robinson ... special thanks
Alexandre Rockwell ... special thanks
Keva Rosenfeld ... special thanks
Jerry Ross ... special thanks
Tom Rowland ... special thanks
Monique Rozendaal ... special thanks
Hillorie Rudolph ... special thanks
Mark Samowitz ... special thanks
Joan Schulman ... special thanks
Tom Score ... special thanks
Pat Scott ... special thanks
E. Shain ... special thanks
Michael Sherwood ... special thanks
Brooke Smith ... special thanks
Clem Snacks ... special thanks
Darius Sollohub ... special thanks
Tim Spitzer ... special thanks
Barry Striem ... special thanks
Patricia Sullivan ... special thanks
Terry Sullivan ... special thanks
Tim Sullivan ... special thanks
Stanley Tucci ... special thanks
John Urso ... dedicatee
Ben Vaughn ... special thanks
Fern Wakneen ... special thanks
Don Was ... special thanks
Seth B. Winner ... special thanks
Bob Wyman ... special thanks (as Robert Wyman)
Lesa-Ann Wyman ... special thanks (as Lesa Ann Wyman)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Things aren't going so well for Tommy Basilio. He lost his job because he "borrowed" money from the register, his girlfriend left him for his boss and is now pregnant, and he can't find work because of the incident. His life revolves around the Trees Lounge, a neighborhood bar over which he lives, full of the colorful eccentrics one finds in such places, like the estranged husband, or the old boozer drinking himself to death. He drunkenly wanders through his life, still in love with his ex, desperate for some sort of meaning beyond the bar, some sort of meaning to his life. Written by Gary Dickerson

Plot Keywords
Taglines A story about one man's search... for who knows what See more »
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Also Known As
  • Happy Hour (France)
  • Trees Lounge - Die Bar, in der sich alles dreht (Germany)
  • Trees Lounge - Una última copa (Spain)
  • Debela hladovina (Serbia)
  • Бар за безделници (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Budget $1,300,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $39,830, 13 Oct 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia Steve Buscemi once was an actual ice cream truck driver, on the streets where his character is shown driving such a truck. See more »
Goofs During the opening credits, an old man at the bar orders a large glass of liquor, filled with ice. In the next shot, there's no ice in the glass. However, this is a deliberate technique by the director to indicate the passing of time at Trees Lounge. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The First Wives Club/Big Night/Surviving Picasso/Last Man Standing/Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996). See more »
Soundtracks I UNDERSTAND (JUST HOW YOU FEEL) See more »
Quotes Tommy: Hey Bill, did - did you ever kill anybody?
Bill: [slurred drunkenly] What kind of an asshole question is that?
Tommy: I mean, in uh, Korea.
Bill: What "career?"
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