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Bongwater (1998)

An indolent artist in Portland, Oregon becomes addicted to marijuana, prompting his girlfriend to flee to New York City with a heroin addict.

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Richard Sears

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Michael Hornburg (novel), Nora Maccoby | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... David
Alicia Witt ... Serena
Amy Locane ... Jennifer
Brittany Murphy ... Mary
Jack Black ... Devlin
Andy Dick ... Tony
Jeremy Sisto ... Robert
Jamie Kennedy ... Tommy
Scott Caan ... Bobby
Christian J. Meoli ... Tobo (as Christian Meoli)
George Kuchar ... Homeless Man
Patricia Wettig ... Mom
Michael Artura ... Cop
Scott Anthony Ferguson Scott Anthony Ferguson ... Fireman
Kyle Gass ... Guitar Player
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Storyline

David is an aspiring artist and a pot dealer, and he falls in love with constantly smoking pot. Serena gets jealous and goes off to New York with heroin-addicted Tommy, and David wants her back. Written by M.Dubay

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, sexuality/nudity and a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bong Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Sauvie Island, Oregon, USA See more »

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When Tommy (Jamie Kennedy) looks at Serena's driver's license, we see that her last name is Witt. Alicia Witt, who plays Serena, wrote her last name on it exactly like in her own signature. See more »

Goofs

The boom mic can be blatantly seen several times in the full screen (1.33) version. See more »

Quotes

Tony: David, guess who stopped smoking?
David: Who?
Tony: Your house!
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Crazy Credits

Through the closing credits, we hear people leaving coded messages on an answering machine about buying pot. See more »

Connections

References When We Were Kings (1996) See more »

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A Cloak of Elvenkind by Marcy Playground
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just keep watching the trailer
14 January 2002 | by eurdaSee all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for Bongwater, I thought, "This will be the best movie of all time." I really did think that. This could not be further from the truth. Quite frankly, I'm not quite sure what I saw. I would analogize it to cotton candy(or Chinese food, just hear me out). I ate a lot, but it just kind of dissolved. I know that I watched this movie, but what was it that I saw? Was I too deep for it or was it too deep for me?? Unfortunately, this is another case in the grand tradition of "Mr. Wrong" and "Dude, Where's My Car" where a trailer writes a check that it's ass simply cannot cash. My advice is to watch the trailer continously- it's hilarious on so many levels. Watch the "Mr. Wrong" one as well to really get a taste of unbridled potential gone horribly awry.


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