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The Tao of Steve (2000)

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Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.

Director:

Jenniphr Goodman
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donal Logue ... Dex
Ayelet Kaznelson Ayelet Kaznelson ... Beth
John Hines ... Ed
John Harrington Bland ... Priest
Jessica Gormley Jessica Gormley ... Gossipy Woman
Mercedes Herrero Mercedes Herrero ... Gossipy Woman
Cheryl Anne Jaroslaw Cheryl Anne Jaroslaw ... Gossipy Woman
Nina Jaroslaw Nina Jaroslaw ... Maggie
David Aaron Baker ... Rick
Dana Goodman Dana Goodman ... Julie
Greer Goodman ... Syd
Dave Bynum Dave Bynum ... Epperley Reunion Band: Bass
Matt Nader Matt Nader ... Epperley Reunion Band: Guitar and Vocals
Dave Terry Dave Terry ... Epperley Reunion Band - Vocals and Guitar
John Truskett John Truskett ... Epperley Reunion Band: Drums
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Storyline

In his early 30s, the beer-bellied Dex has things figured out. He's widely read in philosophy, he's studied Steve McQueen the prototypical cool American hero, and he's distilled Buddhism and Taoism into three laws that make him a hit with women: don't express desire, do something heroic in front of her, then retreat. A part-time job with young children, beer, guys, Frisbee golf, pool, poker, his dog Astro, and sex: what could be missing? Then, at his ten-year college reunion, Dex meets Syd, and the "Tao of Steve" may not be enough to get him what he wants. Plus, Syd remembers something important that Dex has forgotten. Can a cool smart guy, 50 pounds overweight, find his bliss? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Why do women find this man irresistible?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dex, der Frauenheld See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,791, 6 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,340,373, 17 December 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Dex is in Syd's office and she is printing out the pickup timetable, the inkjet printer makes a dot matrix printer sound. See more »

Quotes

Syd: What do you look for in a woman?
Dex: Uh... Low Standards.
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Crazy Credits

Special Steve Consultant Bruce "Steve" Robertson See more »

Connections

References Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Great Escape
(1963)
Written and Performed by Elmer Bernstein
Published by EMI U Catalog Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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Ok, needs some work
21 June 2002 | by junglepantsSee all my reviews

This is a somewhat endearing indie flick, but it suffers from an amateurish script and inexperienced directing. For a movie that has the potential to be pretty funny, it takes itself far too seriously. The protagonist's 'stoner wittiness' becomes pretty monotonous and annoying preachy. If the movie concentrated less on being hip and ironic, and more on the characters, the film would be better.


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