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The Naked Man (1998)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | August 1998 (USA)
A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble.

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J. Todd Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rapaport ... Edward Bliss Jr.
Michael Jeter ... Sticks
John Carroll Lynch ... Driver
Arija Bareikis ... Kim
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Dolores
Martin Ferrero ... Sammy
Joe Grifasi ... Koski
John Slattery ... Burns
Peter Thoemke ... Ed Bliss, Sr.
Nancy Plank Nancy Plank ... Mrs. Bliss
Steve Shaffer Steve Shaffer ... Dr. Poland
Charles Brin Charles Brin ... Mr. Renfrow
Jessica Shepherd Jessica Shepherd ... Patty
Jesse Morse Jesse Morse ... Bully
Katherine Disque ... The Adjusted Woman
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A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble.

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Chiropracter by day. Wrestler by night.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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The first film written by Ethan Coen without the involvement of his brother Joel. See more »

Quotes

Delores: Feel the marshmallow.
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A thin line
22 May 2004 | by ajmproSee all my reviews

When I saw this movie, I was on the one hand overwhelmed and on the other hand very disappointed. It is a tragic and in some parts surrealistic comedy that is standing close to Bertolt Brecht's theater dramas and his V-effect and the German Dadaism-Artists. It may be considered as a sequel or even as a conclusion of other Coen - movies OR as just a big piece of humbug. I myself was thinking between these two aspects for a long time. And I came to the conclusion that everybody has to decide for himself. The thing that was really fascinating were the characters: real types - to speak in the traditional language of drama - not complex protagonists made me think about the sense of this movie. And to come back to the title of this comment: It is really a thin line between a very complex piece of film-artwork and rubbish. Decide for yourselves!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Organmann See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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