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Entropy (1999)

Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new ... See full summary »

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Phil Joanou

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Phil Joanou
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Jake Walsh
Judith Godrèche ... Stella (as Judith Godreche)
Kelly Macdonald ... Pia
Lauren Holly ... Claire
Jon Tenney ... Kevin
Frank Vincent ... Sal
Paul Guilfoyle ... Andy
Hector Elizondo ... The Chairman
Bray Poor Bray Poor ... Wyatt
Kathryn Erbe ... Evan (as Katheryn Herbe)
Shannon Fiedler Shannon Fiedler ... Isabelle
Zach Tyler ... Lukas (as Zachary Tyler)
Jim Gaffigan ... Bucky
Dominic Hawksley Dominic Hawksley ... Pierre
Drena De Niro ... Waitress
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Storyline

Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new romance with a model. U2's Bono plays a role in this film as both himself and Dorff's character's concience. Written by Anonymous

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The hardest thing to do in life is direct your own See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

De Cabeça Para Baixo See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Evan's Husband (Jake's brother-in-law screenwriter) is based on the writer/director's actual brother in law, screenwriter Scott Frank. See more »

Quotes

Jake: There are three truths in life: you are born, you will die, and things change. OK, maybe one more: everyone has their stella, and when they do, no one else can even compare.
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Soundtracks

The Hornet's Nest
(uncredited)
Music by H.M. Farrar
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Loved every minute. I wish it got more run time on cable.
15 May 2001 | by eshearinSee all my reviews

I thought the film was wonderful, the way the story progressed without ever bogging down, and the creative narrative asides were fantastic. I thought it especially clever that at the lowest points in the film, the director/writers/producers threw in the funniest parts i.e., the 'Russian Roulette' scene and the 'talking cat' scene. It, as well as the creative use of sped-up film in the driving scenes helped the story along and kept up the pace of the film. I think this would particularly appeal to anybody that likes artistic films, and enjoys watching the work of someone who isn't afraid to be creative.

Besides, Kelly MacDonald as Pia is hot.


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