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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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While most big budget movies use product placement, Starving Artists practiced person placement, putting the name of everyone who donated even a dollar somewhere in the movie. Names appear in graffiti, newspaper headlines, and other surprising spots. "People get really happy when the find their names," says director Allan Piper, "except for one woman whose name turned up on a porno mag." 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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good ideas...weak execution
12 January 2003 | by adamtwelveSee all my reviews

This is a movie that has a degree of originality. If the screen play were touched up and the movie was reshot using better sound equipment it might even be good. As it is, it's amaturish at best. Still amusing to watch though.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Fest Films See more »
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