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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Malcolm McDowell replaced Alan Arkin. See more »

Goofs

When the water truck comes around the corner the image is reversed. The driver is on the right side of the cab and the license plate is seen as if you were looking in a mirror. See more »

Quotes

Strange Hitchhiker: If words could speak, I'd still would have nothing to say.
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Soundtracks

O Sole Mio
by Eduardo Di Capua (as Eduardo DiCapua)
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Totally weird and very interesting
6 March 1999 | by JAM-21See all my reviews

I liked "Hugo Pool" because it was so strange and not at all based in reality. It was a little too much to take in at first, but once I realized that this wasn't your average movie, I delighted in the refreshing style that was used throughout the picture. I am a huge Robert Downey Jr. fan and I thought that his performance was excellent, although his skinny body made me wonder if he was unhealthy during the making of this movie. The whole cast did a great job of being completely out there.


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