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Chuck & Buck (2000)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 4 August 2000 (USA)
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An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writer:

Mike White
6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike White ... Buck O'Brien
Chris Weitz ... Charlie 'Chuck' Sitter
Lupe Ontiveros ... Beverly Franco
Beth Colt Beth Colt ... Carlyn Carlson
Paul Weitz ... Sam
Maya Rudolph ... Jamilla
Mary Wigmore ... Diane
Paul Sand ... Barry
Gino Buccola Gino Buccola ... Tommy
Annette Murphy Annette Murphy ... Tommy's Mom
Glory Simon ... Witch
Douglas Kieffer Douglas Kieffer ... Mark
Jonathan Brown Jonathan Brown ... Jake
Ruthie Bram Ruthie Bram ... Dorothy
Giovanni Gieco Giovanni Gieco ... Scarecrow
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Storyline

Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of Romper Room, kindergarten collages, and lollipops. When his mother dies suddenly, Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck treks out to Los Angeles where Chuck, an up-and-coming music record executive, is living his life. Buck ends up developing an obsession with Chuck and begins stalking him. Written by monkeykingma

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When does a close friend become too close? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chuck&Buck See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,831, 16 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,050,600, 1 October 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Appeared on Entertainment Weekly's list of The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen in the Jul 16, 2012 issue. See more »

Goofs

The secretary says Chuck's office is on the sixth floor, but when Buck goes up to meet him he is on the third floor (look at the elevator doors when Buck changes his mind and leaves). See more »

Quotes

Buck O'Brien: We could play that game, where I stick my dick in your mouth, and you stick your dick in mine... Chuck & Buck, Suck & Fuck!
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Featured in Side by Side (2012) See more »

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Eye Protection
Written and Performed by Ralph Carney
Courtesy of Akron Cracker/Birdman Records
Published by Akron Cracker Records (BMI)
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Original story and vision--but it's designed to be irritating (and at that it succeeds)
21 May 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

"Chuck & Buck" is something a little different, and that's always a plus, but from the overly-giddy music to the brackish photography--with the camera always pulled in too close to the actors' faces--it's rather an obnoxious combination of sentiment and off-putting drama (it seems designed to be these things intentionally). Childhood friends are reunited years later at a funeral, but while Charlie is now a corporate businessman in Los Angeles, Buck is a lollipop-sucking, simple-minded child in a man's body (with homosexual leanings). The leading actors (Chris Weitz, a Christopher Reeve lookalike, as Charlie and Mike White in the more showy role of Buck) are both good, yet the structure of this story (man innocently stalking man) makes one uncomfortable. There are funny scenes and quirky details in Mike White's screenplay (such as the way strangers initially respond positively to Buck), but the overall effect is queasy. ** from ****


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