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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
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 »
Longshoremen are shown moving around bulk cargo on pallets when the ship is in port, despite the fact lakeboats are filled with coal, grain or iron ore. They never carry modular bulk cargo. See more »
One would think that having worked with David Mamet for so many years, Joe Mantegna would have a superb understanding of Mamet-speak. Mamet's dialog requires a certain rhythm, or cadence to make it work, and despite the high caliber actors involved in this project, I didn't feel that many of them pulled it off very well. Denis Leary and Robert Forster seemed to get it, but everyone else around them seemed very stilted, and the dialog seemed truly forced. Mamet is fascinated by the dance of dialog, and if the cast won't dance, it doesn't work.
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