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Finding North (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 June 1999 (UK)
Screwball romance involving a woman (Makkena) who gets fired from her job as a bank teller when her friends arrange for a stripper to appear at the bank for her birthday. She then meets a ... See full summary »

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Tanya Wexler

Writer:

Kim Powers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Makkena ... Rhonda Portelli
John Benjamin Hickey ... Travis Furlong
Jonathan Walker ... Voice of Bobby (voice)
Anne Bobby ... Debi
Rebecca Creskoff ... Gina
Angela Pietropinto ... Mama Portelli
Freddie Roman ... Papa Portelli
Molly McClure ... Aunt Bonnie
Yusef Bulos ... Taxi Driver
Garrett Moran Garrett Moran ... Stripper
Steven Jones Steven Jones ... Funeral Director
Lynn Metrik Lynn Metrik ... Bank Manager
Phyllis Cicero Phyllis Cicero ... Janice
Spiro Malas Spiro Malas ... Waiter
Amy Zimmerman Amy Zimmerman ... Ticket Agent
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Screwball romance involving a woman (Makkena) who gets fired from her job as a bank teller when her friends arrange for a stripper to appear at the bank for her birthday. She then meets a man (Hickey) whom she had earlier seen jump off a bridge and had assumed had committed suicide. With nothing else to do, she follows him to Texas. Along the way she slowly comes to realize he is gay and is despondent over the AIDS-related death of his former lover. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1999 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,952, 6 June 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,909, 14 November 1999
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Film debut of Jesse Plemons. See more »

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References The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) See more »

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I laughed...I cried...It was better than CATS!
19 February 2000 | by MonaMouseSee all my reviews

Wow! What an excellent film! It's honesty is so touching. The relationships depicted here are what we need more of in movies today! The unlikely friendship that develops between these two is absolutely beautiful! SEE THIS MOVIE!


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