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Lakeboat (2000)

R | | Drama | 13 April 2000 (USA)
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Film adaptation of David Mamet's comic play Lakeboat about a grad student who takes a summer job on a Great Lakes freighter and sees life through the eyes of his low-brow crew members.

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Joe Mantegna

Writer:

David Mamet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Durning ... Skippy
Peter Falk ... The Pierman
Denis Leary ... The Fireman
Robert Forster ... Joe Pitko
J.J. Johnston ... Stan
Tony Mamet Tony Mamet ... Dale Katzman
Jack Wallace ... Fred
George Wendt ... First Mate Collins
Andy Garcia ... Guigliani
Roberta Angelica ... Prostitute
Diane Fabian Diane Fabian ... Janice, Age 50
Lori Gordon Lori Gordon ... Janice, Age 18
Steven Grayhm ... Fred, Age 18
Jason Jazrawy ... Joe Litko, Age 20
Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson ... Janice's Husband
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Storyline

Coming-of-age tale set aboard a freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale instead finds the experience rich in unexpected ways. The men's bravado and comical posturing gives way as their lively story-telling reveals more about their mythologized view of life than about what actually may have happened. Written by Anonymous

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A Journey To What Might Have Been. Mamet At His Most Powerful! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lake Boat See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,159

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,159
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

One of at least seven feature film collaborations of David Mamet with his actor half-brother Tony Mamet. The films are: 'Homicide' (1991), 'Redbelt' (2008), 'Spartan' (2004), 'Lakeboat' (2000), 'Phil Spector' (2013) (TV), 'State and Main' (2000), and 'The Spanish Prisoner' (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Collins is describing to Skippy the people photographing the hatch crane, he repeatedly says they were standing on the "boat deck." On a lake freighter, the deck containing the hatch covers and the hatch crane is called the "spar deck,' which one would expect a lakeboat officer to know. The "Boat Deck" is at the stern, one deck higher than the spar deck. It would be possible to see and photograph the hatch crane in operation from the boat deck on most lakers, but the company guests are shown standing next to the hatch cover, on the spar deck. See more »

Quotes

Joe Pitko: I knew a guy who ate a chair, just because nobody stopped him.
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Soundtracks

You've Got It Made
Written and Performed by Bobby Caldwell
Licensed through Bobby Caldwell Music/BMI and The Music Force/BMI
Courtesy of Sin-Drome Records, Ltd. and Lakeboat Productions, LLC
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Another great Mamet adaptation.
16 July 2001 | by bjsteveSee all my reviews

Reminded me a lot of another Mamet play adaption to a non-Mamet directed film -- Glengary Glen Ross. Completely dialog driven, extremely funny in a non-punchline kind of way, very subtle. But much lighter theme.

I thought Tony Mamet wasn't completely up to the par of the other actors which held things back but still a great film.


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