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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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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

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

Stan: Boy, did I get laid last night.
Fred: One of the lads on the boat?
Stan: By a woman, Freddie. A woman. Do you remember them? Soft things with a hole in the middle?
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Soundtracks

Bless 'Em All
Written by Jimmy Hughes (as Jimmy Hughs), Al Stillman, and Frank Lake
Licensed through Sam Fox Publishing Co. Inc.
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recognizably Mamet
12 May 2007 | by meganchoritzSee 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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