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A portrait of a fictional town in the midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealership owner that's on the brink... See more »

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Dwayne Hoover
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Kilgore Trout
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Harry Le Sabre
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Celia Hoover
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Francine Pefko
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George 'Bunny' Hoover
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Wayne Hoobler
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Grace Le Sabre
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Fred T. Barry
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Eliot Rosewater / Gilbert (as Ken Campbell)
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Bill Bailey
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Moe the Truck Driver
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Andy Wojeckowzski
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Monte Rapid
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Maria Maritimo
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Bonnie MacMahon
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Howell
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Vernon Garr
Diane Willson Dick ...
Rosemary Garr (as Diane Dick)
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Eli (as Michael Duncan)
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Elmoro (as Lahmard Tate)
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Commercial Director
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Lottie
Karl Wiedergott ...
Homer
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Blossom
Alexa Robbins ...
Art Hostess Kaye
Debra Dusay ...
Art Hostess Faye
Tom Robbins ...
Pesky Weber
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Rabo Karabekian
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Beatrice Keedsler
Matt Callahan ...
Zeke
Tracey Lee Mapstone ...
Mailwoman
Mary Kennedy ...
Waitress
Greg Walker ...
Highway Patrolman
David Blampied ...
NY Policeman / Prison Guard
Greg Moore ...
Porn Store Patron
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Mugger
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NY Policewoman
Nancy Volle ...
Marlo
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Motel Clerk
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Young Girl
Nicolas Small ...
Young Boy
Denise Simone ...
Blue Monday Housewife
Russ Wilson ...
Blue Monday Doctor (as Russell Wilson)
Scott Beauchemin ...
Trypepton Husband
Kassandra Kay ...
Trypepton Wife
Ken Odom ...
Prodigal Life Husband
Erica Evans ...
Prodigal Life Wife
David Kyle ...
Prodigal Life Child
Richard Sheehan ...
Voiceover
Roman Lewis ...
Prisoner
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Inside of Bruce Willis brain (uncredited)
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Serial Killer (uncredited)
William L. Nagle ...
Horace Durenwurst (uncredited)
Beaux Sedwick ...
Dream Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Rudolph

Written by

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ... (book)
 
Alan Rudolph ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Blocker ... producer
Stephen J. Eads ... associate producer
W. Mark McNair ... producer: commercial segment
Sandra Tomita ... associate producer
David Willis ... producer

Music by

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Mark Isham

Cinematography by

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Elliot Davis ... director of cinematography

Film Editing by

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Suzy Elmiger

Editorial Department

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Matt Fisher ... editor: music video unit
Pagan Danielle Harleman ... assistant editor (as Pagan Harleman)
John McNulty ... post-production assistant
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Hilary Schroeder ... assistant editor
Susan K. Weiler ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Pam Dixon

Production Design by

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Nina Ruscio

Art Direction by

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Randy Eriksen

Set Decoration by

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K.C. Fox

Costume Design by

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Rudy Dillon

Makeup Department

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Debra Coleman ... makeup artist
Bunny Parker ... head hair stylist
Gerald Quist ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Jane Bartelme ... unit production manager
Charlie Vogel ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cara Giallanza ... first assistant director
Adam Glickman ... assistant director
Eric Fox Hays ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Matt Callahan ... art department coordinator
Steven E. Eyrse ... head painter / scenic artist
John Garrett ... on set dresser
Roman Lewis ... art department intern
Eric Rosenberg ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Misty Conn ... utility sound
Bruce Kitzmeyer ... foley editor
Brian Langman ... assistant sound editor
Lisa J. Levine ... supervising adr editor
Michael W. Mitchell ... sound effects editor
Eliza Paley ... supervising sound editor
Donna Powell ... foley artist
Lou Solakofski ... re-recording mixer
Paul P. Soucek ... supervising sound editor
Becky Sullivan ... supervising adr editor
Orest Sushko ... re-recording mixer
Susumu Tokunow ... sound
Daniel Ward ... apprentice sound editor
Randy Wilson ... control room operator

Special Effects by

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Ray Brown ... special effects technician
Bob Riggs ... special effects coordinator (as Bobby Riggs)
John Yorke ... HPE special effects operator (as J.D. Yorke)

Visual Effects by

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Rob Blue ... digital artist
Mark Breakspear ... visual effects supervisor: Digital Muse
Alex Deshazer ... production coordinator
Steven Fagerquist ... digital effects artist
Mike Goslin ... digital systems engineer
Simon Holden ... digital effects artist
Heather Ignarro ... production assistant: Digital FilmWorks
Suzanne Jack ... visual effects coordinator
Richard Ivan Mann ... visual effects producer: Click 3x Los Angeles
Roger Mocenigo ... lead digital compositor: Click 3x Los Angeles
Sean Murphy ... visual effects artist
Janet Muswell ... visual effects supervisor
Robert Stromberg ... digital matte artist
Chris Wells ... visual effects

Stunts

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Steve Kelso ... stunt driver / stunts
Grady Walker ... utility stunts
Greg Walker ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kirk Bloom ... second assistant camera
Glenn Brown ... assistant camera
Walter Byrnes ... electrician
Greg Fausak ... grip
Richard Mall ... key grip
John Seravic ... grip
Jon Tucker ... additional photography: flashback sequences
Roger Wall ... film loader
Rick A. West ... gaffer

Animation Department

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Ingin Kim ... animator

Casting Department

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Maxann Crotts ... extras casting / location casting: Idaho

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carrie Bauer ... set costumer
Lori Fuchs ... wardrobe intern
Sandy Kenyon ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Don Baldwin ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Jeffrey Bass ... musician: additional keyboards, Bunny Hoover sessions
Stanley Behrens ... musician: harmonica
David Blocker ... music producer: Bunny Hoover sessions
Mike Clair ... musician: drums
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Arni Egilsson ... musician: bass
Alan Estes ... musician: marimba
Lukas Haas ... music producer: Bunny Hoover sessions / musician: keyboards, Bunny Hoover sessions
Clayton Haslop ... musician: violin
Mark Isham ... score producer
Jim Kanter ... musician: bass clarinet
Jonathan Karp ... music editor
Josh Kelley ... musician: drums, Bunny Hoover sessions (as Josh Kelly)
Stephen Krause ... scoring mixer
Ken Kugler ... conductor / orchestrator
Frank Macchia ... additional orchestrator
Frank Marocco ... musician: accordion
Richard McIlvery ... scoring stage manager
Sid Page ... musician: violin
Rich Ruttenberg ... musician: piano
Hal Sweazey ... musician: keyboards, Bunny Hoover sessions

Transportation Department

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Paula Collins ... driver
Jan Overson ... driver: honeywagon
Terry R. Owens ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Monica De Armond ... production associate
Kathy Duecker ... post production accountant
Craig Franson ... production assistant
Steve Kirklys ... title designer
Jeff Kloss ... production accountant
Mike Le ... assistant: Owen Wilson
Laurent Marchand ... caterer (as Laurent Marchand) / caterer
Janet Muswell ... title designer
Heather Plott ... production secretary
Patrick Sheedy ... post accountant
Alison Sherman ... production coordinator
Mike Staheli ... set medic
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ... title drawings
James "JP" Spear III ... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose ... adr loop group (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A portrait of a fictional town in the midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealership owner that's on the brink of suicide, and is losing touch with reality. Written by

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Taglines In a world gone mad, you can trust Dwayne Hoover. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Breakfast of Champions - Frühstück für Helden (Germany)
  • El desayuno de los campeones (Spain)
  • The American Dream (Sweden)
  • Sniadanie mistrzów (Poland)
  • À Beira da Loucura (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $42,326, 19 Sep 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia After the success of Robert Altman's Nashville (1975), Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s novel was bought by Producer Dino De Laurentiis for Altman. Altman's cast for the film included Peter Falk as Hoover, Alice Cooper as his son Bunny, Sterling Hayden as Kilgore Trout, and Ruth Gordon as Eliot Rosewater (as Rosewater was to be portrayed as an old man, Altman thought it didn't matter that Gordon was a woman, as he believed gender differences were not as strong in the elderly. After the De Laurentiis-produced Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) flopped, the project went into turnaround. See more »
Movie Connections Follows Slaughterhouse-Five (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Stranger in Paradise See more »
Crazy Credits In the score listings - "Borrowed Borodin" by K.Trout (The main tune of this movie is "Stranger in Paradise", which is a "remake" of A.P.Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from "The Prince Igor". K.Trout is one of the principal characters of the movie) See more »
Quotes Dwayne Hoover: It's all life until you're dead.
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