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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David
... Serena
... Jennifer
... Mary
... Devlin
... Tony
... Robert
... Tommy
... Bobby
... Tobo (as Christian Meoli)
... Homeless Man
... Mom
Michael Artura ... Cop
Scott Anthony Ferguson ... Fireman
... Guitar Player
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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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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, sexuality/nudity and a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Tommy 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 »

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

Quotes

Serena: Life is too easy in Portland. People aren't tense enough.
David: You make me tense.
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Through the closing credits, we hear people leaving coded messages on an answering machine about buying pot. See more »

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References The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

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An interesting movie, uniquely character-centric, with a solid cast full of familiar 90's faces.
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Bongwater, although its title misleads many people to think of it as a stoner film, is a solid drama/comedy title in the vein of films like Drugstore Cowboy, an 80's film featuring Matt Dillon, or Trainspotting, except with less drug use and more sexual promiscuity - Bongwater, in short, is not a drug-centric movie. However, it is interesting because of its cast. Its obviously bare-bones script requires careful acting from its stars to give it a little extra life. Overall, maybe not enough of that extra energy is awarded to the by-the-rules directing style, but ultimately, what comes out is a solid, engaging flick, worth watching all the way through.


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