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Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

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Bunny Boy
Nick Sutton ...
Tummler
Lara Tosh ...
Girl in Car
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Solomon
Darby Dougherty ...
Darby
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Dot (as Chloe Sevigny)
Carisa Glucksman ...
Helen
Jason Guzak ...
Skinhead #1
Casey Guzak ...
Skinhead #2
Wendall Carr ...
Huntz
James Lawhorn ...
Cowboy #1
James Glass ...
Cowboy #2
Ellen M. Smith ...
Ellen
Charles Matthew Coatney ...
Eddie
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Boy on Couch
Bryant L. Crenshaw ...
Midget
Daniel Martin ...
Jarrod
Nathan Rutherford ...
Karl
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Cole
Bernadette Resha ...
Cassidey
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Solomon's Mother
Donna Brewster ...
Albino Woman
James David Glass ...
Tummler's Father
Mark Gonzales ...
Chair Wrestler
Berniece M. Duvall ...
Grandmother (as Berniece N. Duvall)
Kristi Faye Randolph ...
Deaf Woman
William Dickinson ...
Deaf Man
Bill Evans ...
Bald Guy
Jeffery Baker ...
Terry
James Baker ...
Phelipo
Rose Shephard ...
Woman in Bed
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Tom the bowler (uncredited)

Directed by

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Harmony Korine

Written by

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Harmony Korine ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stephen Chin ... executive producer
Scott Macaulay ... co-producer
Robin O'Hara ... co-producer
Ruth Vitale ... executive producer
Cary Woods ... producer

Cinematography by

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Jean-Yves Escoffier

Film Editing by

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Christopher Tellefsen

Editorial Department

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April Blair ... post-production assistant
Rodney Evans ... assistant editor
Chris Hinton ... colorist
Brent Kaviar ... post-production services
Fabian Marquez ... post-production coordinator
Craig Marsden ... assistant film editor
Misako Shimizu ... first assistant editor
Joe Violante ... dailies supervisor: Technicolor

Casting By

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Lyn Richmond

Production Design by

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David Doernberg

Art Direction by

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Amy Beth Silver

Set Decoration by

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Amy Beth Silver

Costume Design by

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Chloë Sevigny

Makeup Department

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Mia Thoen ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Kelly Funke ... executive in charge of production (as Kelly MacManus)
Sara King ... executive in charge of post-production
Lisa Rosenstein ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Angi Bones ... second assistant director (as Angelique Bones)
James Clauer ... second unit director
Randy Fletcher ... first assistant director

Art Department

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George E. Boyd ... carpenter
Anthony Gasparro ... property master
Macon Murphree ... assistant props
Robert Owen ... carpenter
George R. Rabasca ... carpenter
Andrea Stanley ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Steve Borne ... sound designer
Bradford L. Hohle ... sound engineer: Dolby
Leo Madrazo ... foley artist
Brian Miksis ... sound mixer
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor
Aaron J. Rudelson ... boom operator (as Aaron Rudelson)
Reilly Steele ... re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
Melissa Zaroff ... sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bruce Birmelin ... still photographer
Brian 'Buzz' Buzzelli ... best boy grip (as Brian Buzzelli)
Geb Byers ... first assistant camera: 24 frame video
Suzanne Carter ... gaffer
Howard Davidson ... grip: 24 frame video
Christopher Di Croce ... company grip
Luke Eder ... additional assistant camera
Randall Falcon ... camera loader
Jay Feather ... additional assistant camera
Dave Fortino ... dolly grip (as David Fortino)
Kyle D. Hutson ... electrician
Jacques Jouffret ... steadicam operator
Michelle McKinley ... first assistant camera
Dee Nichols ... key grip
Heather Norton ... second assistant camera: 24 frame video
Thomas Ostrowski ... gaffer: 24 frame video
Nathan Wilson ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Nicole Hennessey ... casting associate
Kelley Sims ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Paul Sevigny ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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James Clauer ... location manager
Tanoa Parks ... location auditor
Cordelia Wheelock ... assistant locations

Music Department

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Tanja Crouch ... music licensing
Anne Kugler ... music consultant
Christopher S. Parker ... music clearance
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Robin Urdang ... music coordinator

Script and Continuity Department

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Monika Petrillo ... script supervisor (as Monika von Manteuffel)

Transportation Department

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Steve T. Goforth ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Joshua Balog ... production assistant
Claire Best ... production executive
Sean Casey ... production assistant
Catherine Choi ... assistant: Independent Picture
Alex David ... assistant office coordinator: New York (as Alexander David)
Joshua Elrod ... production assistant
Lyle Gamm ... production assistant
Elizabeth Heeden ... film conformist
Susan Humphrey ... animal trainer
Michael Johnson ... production auditor
Molly Johnson ... assistant: Independent Picture
Ernie Karpeles ... animal coordinator
Jeff Kohr ... production assistant
James A. McCann II ... assistant production office coordinator
Alec Raffin ... assistant: Independent Picture
Pamela Satterfield ... production assistant (as Pamela Ross)
Lizzie Schwartz ... assistant: Independent Picture (as Elizabeth Schwartz)
Craig Seti ... video dailies supervisor: Magno Video
Joshua Michael Stevens ... production assistant (as Joshua Stevens)
Tiffany Thomas ... production assistant
Heidi Winston ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Felix ... with the support of
Liz Manne ... special thanks
Burt Reynolds ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Constructing this film through random scenes, director Harmony Korine abruptly jettisoned any sort of narrative plot, so here we go: Solomon and Tummler are two bored teenage boys who live in Xenia, Ohio. A few years ago, a tornado swept through it, destroying more than half the town and killing the same amount, including Solomon's father. The film, from there, chronicles the anti-social adventures these two boys have. These include sniffing glue, killing cats, having sex, riding dirtbikes, listening to black metal, and meeting a cavalcade of quirky, bizarre, and scary people. These include a man who pimps his mentally ill wife to our anti-heroes, three sisters who play with their cat and practice becoming strippers, a black midget fending off the sexual advances of a troubled man (played by the director Harmony Korine), a 12-year-old gay transvestite who is also a cat killer, Solomon's mother who seems to be the only glimpse of sanity, two foul-mouthed six-year olds, and most importantly, a nymphlike skateboarder who walks around town wearing pink rabbit ears. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Prepare to visit a town you'd never want to call home. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Orasul nebunilor (Romania)
  • Os bons Malandros (Portugal)
  • GUMMO ガンモ (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Гуммо (Russia)
  • Tétova lelkek (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,300,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $19,820, 19 Oct 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia Harmony Korine and his cameraman were frequently chased out of locations by angry fathers with shotguns, who suspected them of making child porn. See more »
Goofs During the arm wrestling scene, the number of bottles on the table changes between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Belly (1998). See more »
Soundtracks My Little Rooster See more »
Quotes Solomon: [voiceover] Life is beautiful. Really, it is. Full of beauty and illusions. Life is great. Without it, you'd be dead.
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