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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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Skippy
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The Pierman
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The Fireman
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Tony Mamet ...
Dale Katzman
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First Mate Collins
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Guigliani
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Prostitute
Diane Fabian ...
Janice, Age 50
Lori Gordon ...
Janice, Age 18
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Fred, Age 18
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Joe Litko, Age 20
Patrick Patterson ...
Janice's Husband
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Storyline

Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping 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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Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Fejezetek egy hajónaplóból  »

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Project was previously in development with Prelude Pictures and Neufeld/Rehme Productions. See more »

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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: Steven Seagal is the strongest guy in ten years.
Stan: You know what? You are truly an idiot. You could have said that in the dark, and I would've known it was you, because only you could make so stupid a statement. Steven Seagal has got to be the dumbest jagoff I can remember.
Fred: Yeah, it's like you to say that.
Stan: You know about it?
Fred: I know when a guy is strong.
Stan: And that's what Seagal is, strong, huh?
Fred: Yeah.
Stan: You know, you're right. I agree with you 100%, he is strong, this Seagal. I can't think of anything...
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Beyond the Sea
(La Mer)
Music by Charles Trenet
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Bobby Caldwell
Licensed through France Music Corp., M.P.I. Entertainment, and Universal/Polygram
Courtesy of Sin-Drome Records, Ltd.
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recognizably Mamet
12 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I came upon this movie while channel surfing. I missed the opening but I was drawn in immediately. I loved the dialogue. A scene happens, there is no "action" but the characters are changed by each other. And the characters are so strange and hectic. But you fall into them and their foibles. I also loved the 'jewishness' of Dale. Mamet's dialogue is my best. I always have a sense that he is writing and then I have to come and check. It's heightened dialogue. Almost super-real. Peter Faulk and Denis Leary are also an absolute treat in this movie. I knew that Joe Mantegna was a favorite actor of Mamet's but I didn't know that he directed as well. Very well I thought. I don't remember ever hearing about this movie before so I'm glad I caught it.


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