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Floating (1997)

Floating is the story of a young man's struggle to come of age during a violent period of emotional and financial bankruptcy. The film stars Norman Reedus as Van, a son shouldering the ... See full summary »

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William Roth

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William Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Reedus ... Van
Chad Lowe ... Doug
Will Lyman ... Van's Father
Sybil Darrow ... Julie (as Sybil Temchen)
Jonathan Quint Jonathan Quint ... Jason
Josh Marchette Josh Marchette ... Flip
Rachel Reposa Rachel Reposa ... Sarah
Bruce Kenny ... Coach
Adrienne Starrs Adrienne Starrs ... Doug's Mom
Robert Harriell ... Steve (as Rob Harriell)
Casey Affleck ... Prep #1
Lyon Reese Lyon Reese ... Prep #2 (as Jolyon Reese)
Edward Stanley ... Prep #3 (as Eddie Rutkowski)
Ali Raizin ... Girl #1
Angelica Nebbia Angelica Nebbia ... Girl #2
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Floating is the story of a young man's struggle to come of age during a violent period of emotional and financial bankruptcy. The film stars Norman Reedus as Van, a son shouldering the responsibility of his embittered father, with no one to nurture him through his own pain. Van's father is so engrossed in his own troubles that he fails to emotionally support his son. As Doug, Chad Lowe provides Van with friendship, but more importantly, with the knowledge that a "perfect life" isn't always what it seems. After Van and Doug engage in a crime spree that ends in tragedy, father and son finally come together for the first time to transcend mourning. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuldokló ifjúság See more »

Filming Locations:

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,651, 5 September 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,651, 5 September 1999
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Arclight Partners See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Van: [getting in a tourist's face] I live here, asshole!
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No Fronts
by Dog Eat Dog
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An unpretentious, character-driven drama
19 January 2001 | by dkpaloaltoSee all my reviews

One of the more realistic "coming-of-age" films I've seen. A well-acted film in which sympathetic and complex characters drive the story. There's nothing fancy here in way of cinematography, but anyone who enjoys films that handles heavy emotional issues in a nuanced, unforced way will find this film worthwhile. There's a very interesting "trick" that the film plays on you that makes you rethink the main character's perspective on the events at the very end of the film.


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