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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.

Director:

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

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 »

Quotes

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

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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No action at all!! But, a great film
26 January 2003 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

This film is definitely not for everyone. If you want special effects, violence, or sexual content. You will not like this film. But, if your willing to give a film a chance for the first 20 min. or so, you'll be rewarded with several rich characters. I get the feeling this story cam from Mamet's past, from men he ran into while growing up. There is a recurring story about a member of the crew who missed

the boat. But the real story revolves around the men who work on this machine (the boat) that pretty much sails itself, and leaves these guys not much to do but talk to each other, and reflect on their own lives. Another great film for my Mamet collection!!!!!


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