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Hugo Pool (1997)

Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.

Director:

Robert Downey Sr.

Writers:

Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey), Laura Ernst (as Laura Downey)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alyssa Milano ... Hugo
Mark Boone Junior ... Pool Supply Man
Malcolm McDowell ... Henry
Brendan Dawson Brendan Dawson ... Man with Truck (as Brendan B. Dawson)
Sean Penn ... Strange Hitchhiker
Robert Downey Jr. ... Franz
Cathy Moriarty ... Minerva
Patrick Dempsey ... Floyd
Sean Glenn Sean Glenn ... Andy
Bert Remsen ... Sad Old Man
Kevin Dornan Kevin Dornan ... Bad Advice Father
Michael Mazzola Michael Mazzola ... Kid
Richard Lewis ... Chick Chicalini
Chuck Barris ... Irwin
Jim Shield ... Lifeguard
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Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

A comedy with serious relief

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaude journée à L.A. See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,620, 14 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,620, 14 December 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Co-written by and dedicated to Robert Downey, Sr.'s second wife Laura Ernst, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the same disease the character Floyd Gaylen has in the film. See more »

Goofs

After Hugo changes from her pants into her shorts (right before crying in the truck) she is seen cleaning her first pool wearing pants again. After that she is back in her shorts. See more »

Quotes

Franz Mazur: I'm bewitch-ed by your momma... Let me lay some pipe in your madre!
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Soundtracks

Beca Rado
Traditional Hungarian Folk Song
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Blue water, blue shoes!
17 October 1998 | by lib-4See all my reviews

This movie is worth seeing for two very funny scenes- Malcolm McDowell fighting with his alter-ego puppet and Sean Penn in his blue shoes. The story is very light-hearted and Patrick Dempsey as the young man with lou gehrig's disease imparts a real sensuality to the role. As usual Downey and Lewis add a weird element- but is a fun day with the pool girl, her mom and various inhabitants of the not so rich people of California.


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