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Hurlyburly (1998)

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Hollywood movers and shakers dissect their own personal lives when everything seems to clash together.

Director:

Anthony Drazan

Writers:

David Rabe (play), David Rabe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Penn ... Eddie
Kevin Spacey ... Mickey
Robin Wright ... Darlene (as Robin Wright Penn)
Chazz Palminteri ... Phil
Garry Shandling ... Artie
Anna Paquin ... Donna
Meg Ryan ... Bonnie
Gianna Palminteri ... Susie (as Gianna Renaudo)
David Fabrizio ... Store Manager
Kenny Vance Kenny Vance ... Singer
Michaline Babich Michaline Babich ... Receptionist
Elaine Corral Kendall ... TV Anchor (as Elaine Corral)
Sharon Tay Sharon Tay ... TV Reporter
Frank Somerville Frank Somerville ... TV Anchor
Bob Jimenez Bob Jimenez ... Newscaster
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Storyline

Hurly-burly is an adaptation of David Rabe's well known play about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes whose personal lives threaten to veer into a catastrophe more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for constant drug use, pervasive strong language and sexual material | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Fine Line Features

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ano kato See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$164,826, 27 December 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,796,328, 4 April 1999
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey and Anna Paquin; and one Oscar nominee: Chazz Palminteri. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie lies under the glass table while Mickey and Artie talk to him, the location (and amount) of cocaine changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Donna: Do you wanna fuck me or anything before I go to sleep?
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Features The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt (1983) See more »

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There Goes the Neighborhood
Written by Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott
Performed by Sheryl Crow, with Sheryl Crow (clarinet/percussion), Gregg Williams (drums/programming/percussion),
Jeff Trott (guitars), Tim Smith (bass), Bobby Keys (baritone/tenor/alto sax), Michael Davis (trombone),
, Kent Smith (trumpet)
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great flick
16 September 2003 | by jimmyhopps1See all my reviews

a lot of the negative reviews of this movie are a consequence of the viewers simply not enjoying this type of work. it aint a happy movie and its not for everyone. if you've never spent serious time in NYC, LA, SF or some similar city, then you probably do not 1) know and interact with people like this on a regular basis, 2) understand the true to life social context of the scenes/plot or 3) comprehend the use of drugs amongst nearly every ladder rung within certain industries and hence can't recognize that the writer/director is making a parody of it all. the writing is clearly very witty (you try writing it) and if you know people like those portrayed, then you would also see that the acting also first rate. if you don't like this because of its repetitive babble, self absorbed characters, harsh realities and use of nose candy then perhaps you just don't know that this movie is a near documentary. i recommend you visit your friends in any big city and see if you can't get to a few banker / journalist / academic / consulting / advertising / acting parties. experience, re-watch, then review.


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