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People I Know (2002)

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A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.

Director:

Daniel Algrant (as Dan Algrant)

Writer:

Jon Robin Baitz

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Eli Wurman
Kim Basinger ... Victoria Gray
Ryan O'Neal ... Cary Launer
Téa Leoni ... Jilli Hopper
Richard Schiff ... Elliot Sharansky
Bill Nunn ... The Reverend Lyle Blunt
Robert Klein ... Dr. Sandy Napier
Mark Webber ... Ross
Eldon Bullock Eldon Bullock ... Washroom Attendant
Juliet Papa Juliet Papa ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Ramsey Faragallah ... David Fielding
Brian McConnachie Brian McConnachie ... Jamie Hoff
Frank Wood ... Michael Wormly
Rex Reed ... Self
Lewis Dodley Lewis Dodley ... Self
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Storyline

Eli Wurman is a decadent drug addicted New Yorker public relation, who is promoting a social event on behalf of Afro-Americans. Along two days of his crazy life, the day of the event and the day before, he makes contacts and favors, 'kissing asses', using drugs etc. Victoria Gray is his widow sister-in-law and passion in the past. Cary Launer is an Oscar winner actor and principal client of Eli. On the day before of the event, Eli finds out secrets that evolve powerful men of America. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He thought he'd seen it all, until the night he saw too much

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Loosely based on the life of NYC press agent Bobby Zarem. See more »

Quotes

Victoria Gray: Is that what we're doing, E? We're surviving?
Eli Wurman: Don't underestimate it; it's harder than it looks.
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Connections

References Larry King Live (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony #1 in C Opus 21
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Conducted by Herbert Kegel
Performed by Dresdner Philharmonie (as Dresden Philharmonic)
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Very Good Movie
29 May 2004 | by FrenchyAlexSee all my reviews

Don't pay that much attention about all the bad comments you will hear: this is a very interesting movie.

To sum up, Al Pacino is an agent for all kind of people: stars, politicians... Therefore, he knows a lot of people and way too much about them. Now, the problem is that to many spectators the movie seemed empty. True there is no action, and true there is no big storyline. But it doesn't matter! This movie is about describing the "high spheres" of New York society. It is a good lesson on how corrupted the system is, how hypocrite people can be, and how you can't rely on anybody, even so-called friends. Everyone will turn his back on you when it comes to his own interest.

Al Pacino acts great in this movie. It's a very hard part since there is no real guideline, but he does the job wonderfully. You will see an OLD Al Pacino, a TIRED Al Pacino, that might disappoints you if you remember him as the lively and shouting "mister Devil's Advocate", but it's an interesting side of him that you might discover.


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2002 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

Influences See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,211, 27 April 2003

Gross USA:

$126,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,484,302
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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