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Starving Artists (1997)

| Comedy
A handful of hapless, hungry artists brave absurdity, starvation, and a barrel of monkeys in this Boston-based romantic comedy.

Director:

Allan Piper

Writer:

Allan Piper
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lillian Christie Allan Lillian Christie Allan ... William's Widow
Scott M. Anderson Scott M. Anderson ... Gordon
Deborah Berman Deborah Berman ... KoKo
Richard Berman Richard Berman ... Voice Over
Colin Buckley Colin Buckley ... Party Host
Sandi Carroll ... Doris
Jonno Deily-Swearingen Jonno Deily-Swearingen ... Officer Twedal
J.C. DeVore J.C. DeVore ... Nick
John DeVore John DeVore ... Bob
David Fagundes David Fagundes ... Voice Over
Jenna Forrider Jenna Forrider ... Rachel the Telegram Girl
Cyndi Freeman Cyndi Freeman ... Roy
Geoff Gladstone Geoff Gladstone ... Xavier
Claire Harding Claire Harding ... Jill
Miranda Hodgson Miranda Hodgson ... Voice Over
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Storyline

Zach starves to produce an apocalyptic musical comedy. Doris and Jay starve to make a neo-noir thriller. Joy starves to write a comic book that the copy-shop won't copy because it's copyrighted to her. The street prophet starves because he has no food; but nobody listens to him because he's predicting the end of the world. Written by Allan Piper <allanpiper@aol.com>

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forty artists... a barrel of monkeys... no angst...

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Fest Films See more »
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Shortly before the shoot of the musical number, two actors suffered leg injuries. Director Allan Piper re-choreographed the dance, putting all of the actors on crutches. See more »

Quotes

Bob: They're hit men, Zach! They shoot people in their apartment.
Zach: If they were hit men, they wouldn't shoot people in their own apartment. That's got to be one of the last professions that still makes housecalls.
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The film is delightfully funny and i want a copy!!
1 May 2001 | by chplylSee all my reviews

I viewed this movie at the Sedona film Festival and met Piper there, wishing him good fortune for the movie. I think the movie was fantastic and i haven't stopped talking about it for three years. I would love a copy of it if anyone knows how i can reach Allen Piper or can obtain a copy please contact me.

I hope more people can enjoy this comedy in the future


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