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Lakeboat (2000)

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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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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:

Fejezetek egy hajónaplóból See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Feature directorial debut for actor Joe Mantegna. See more »

Goofs

At points in the movie crew members are shown making phone calls to shore via the inter-ship phone system. That phone system only allows calls to other parts of the vessel. See more »

Quotes

Fred: It's getting expensive just to live.
Joe Pitko: Sure as shit.
Fred: Just to buy a pack of Camels, it's getting so you have to go to the fucking bank. Used to be 26 cents a pack in Indiana.
Joe Pitko: I remember when it was 17 cents in Tennessee.
Fred: You're not from there.
Joe Pitko: Ah, we used to go there. Wish I never got started. I used to buy them from my old man. He used to say "Hey, if you're gonna smoke, don't hide it. Smoke in my presence."
Fred: So did you?
Joe Pitko: Christ, no, he would've kicked the shit out of me.
Fred: It's too fucking expensive...
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Soundtracks

Swan Lake
Suite from The Ballet, Op. 20a
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilych Tschaikovsky)
Arranged by Bob Mamet and J. Eric Schmidt
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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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