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MacArthur Park (2001)

The story follows one of many homeless crack addicts living and trying to survive in MacArthur Park. Unbeknownst to perhaps even himself, a man rediscovers why and how he ended up so broken... See full summary »

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Billy Wirth

Writers:

Tyrone Atkins (original characters), Tyrone Atkins (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jefferson Byrd ... Cody
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Terry
Bad Azz Bad Azz ... Pair
Tami Roman ... Rose (as Tami Anderson)
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Blackie (as Miguel Nunez)
Ellen Cleghorne ... Blue
B-Real ... Freddie (as B Real)
Lori Petty ... Kelly
Glenn Plummer ... Leo
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Linda
Sticky Fingaz ... E-Max
Balthazar Getty ... Steve
Kirk Taylor ... Officer Davis
Alexia Robinson Alexia Robinson ... Kim
Keno K. Deary ... P.T.
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The story follows one of many homeless crack addicts living and trying to survive in MacArthur Park. Unbeknownst to perhaps even himself, a man rediscovers why and how he ended up so broken and alone, all while trying to reconnect with his estranged son in a 24-hour period. Written by slevbot

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, some violence and brief sexuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Filmed in 20 days. See more »

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La Cubanita
Performed by Los Ninos de Sara
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A most notable film that comes from the heart
27 October 2005 | by pa73486See all my reviews

I first watched the making of MacArthur Park, so felt familiar with the characters. Billy Wirth has an amazing outlook, you listen to his story and see a different side to the characters. It was amazing to watch how the whole project came together. The cast and crew appeared to have a close relationship, which made certain scenes more soulful. I really felt for the characters the story is so well told. You have to admire the dedicated team who pulled off this piece of art! It makes one wonder how many people are overlooked because they are simply never given the opportunity to shine. An in-depth look at life on the streets for the dwellers of MacArthur Park, hurtful to watch, riveting all the same.


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