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Pipe Dream (2002)

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2:09 | Trailer
A lonely plumber poses as a director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.

Director:

John Walsh (as John C. Walsh)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Donovan ... David Kulovic
Anthony Arkin ... Cousin Mike
Marla Sucharetza ... Lorna Hufflitz
Mary-Louise Parker ... Toni Edelman
Kevin Carroll ... RJ Martling
Kevin Sussman ... James
Natalie B. Pyper ... Melanie Phillips
Joel Horwitz Joel Horwitz ... Lloyd Hernandez
Kelley Harron Kelley Harron ... Fran
Spencer Kayden Spencer Kayden ... Waitress
Michaela Conlin ... TV Reporter
Jonathan M. Woodward ... Boyd
Guinevere Turner ... Diane Beltrami
Peter Jacobson ... Arnie Hufflitz
Cynthia Kaplan ... Charlotte
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Storyline

A lonely plumber poses as a director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.

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Taglines:

It's not who you are. It's who they think you are.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary-Louise Parker and Martin Donovan would later appear together in the Showtime series Weeds. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Set Up
Written by James Chance
Performed by James Chance & His Sardonic Sinphonics
Published by Copastatic Music (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
A charming comedy with wit and style.
26 February 2002 | by hemphill-1See all my reviews

This is an extremely charming comedy that delivers on every level: as a witty, touching love story (Martin Donovan and Mary Louise Parker are both fantastic and have terrific chemistry), as a perceptive satire on filmmaking, and as a thoughtful look at the ways we perceive the people with whom we come into contact every day. The film's examination of how we perceive those around us is sharp and complex but never preachy---the movie's message is communicated through thoroughly absorbing drama rather than pontification. The direction is elegant and expressive without being self-conscious---the director doesn't have to force his effects because the characters are strong and the lush cinematography makes us fall in love with each and every one of them. The film goes in unexpected directions without feeling contrived and generates big, smart laughs. "Pipe Dream" is a real winner.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,998, 6 October 2002

Gross USA:

$15,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,430
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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