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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

As one of the subplots was fairly critical about the mayor of New York, this film sat on the shelves for two years following the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, a time when the city's mayor Guiliani redeemed himself in many peoples' eyes. See more »

Quotes

Eli Wurman: [when getting stabbed] Hey, that hurt!
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Connections

References The Parallax View (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Ghoom Charakhana
Performed by Najma Akhtar
Courtesy of Triple Earth Music
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Al Pacino...
6 September 2005 | by Travis_Bickle01See all my reviews

Furthermore has "People I know" nothing to offer. The writing was very messy and the characters aren't very well written as well. The movie is a mess and a huge disappointment. There are some other famous names relied to this movie, except from Pacino. Kim Basinger and Ryan O'Neal (the guy we now from "Love Story") are also starring this movie, as well as Téa Leoni.

What the director was trying to say wasn't bad, the point he wanted to make was good, but the way he has done it wasn't good at all. I don't see why Al Pacino has chosen to play this role, but as a true Pacino fan, I think this was the worst movie I've ever seen him in.

Not exactly worth watching.

5/10


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2002 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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