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Rhinoceros Eyes (2003)

A young autistic man living in a prop warehouse becomes involved in crime as he tries to win the heart of a beautiful set designer.

Director:

Aaron Woodley

Writer:

Aaron Woodley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pitt ... Chep
Paige Turco ... Fran
Gale Harold ... Detective Phil Barbara
Matt Servitto ... Bundy
James Allodi ... Hamish
Victor Ertmanis Victor Ertmanis ... Sweets
Nadia Litz ... Ann
Jackie Burroughs ... Mrs. Walnut
Reginald Doresa Reginald Doresa ... Mr. Walnut
Jennifer Gould Jennifer Gould ... Movie Actress / Melissa
Anthony Lemke ... Movie Actor / Dick
Glen Peloso Glen Peloso ... Hooker
Boyd Banks ... Hospital Orderly
James Mainprize James Mainprize ... Peter Morgan
Carrie Eklund Carrie Eklund ... Betty Bumcakes (as Carrie Clayton)
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Storyline

Rhinoceros Eyes is a fantastical coming-of-age story revolving around Chep, a young, reclusive prop-house employee who falls in love with a detail-obsessed movie production designer named Fran. Fran's need for authentic props sends Chep to great and questionable lengths as he tries to satisfy her requests, and ultimately... win her heart. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Everything you can imagine is real

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality, drug use and violent images
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Trivia

The film crew of the Betty Bumcakes film shoot is the crew of this particular film Rhinoceros Eyes (2003) playing their respective crew roles: Aaron Woodley as the director, David Greene as the cinematographer (DP), and Michael Charles Cole as the boom operator. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bundy: [yelling from a distance] Chep! Chep! Out in front!
[loud claps]
Bundy: Chepo! Come on, let's go, move it! We haven't got time for hide-n-seek today!
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Bizarre and funny
1 October 2006 | by slake09See all my reviews

The movie follows a young man who lives in a prop store; he is the one who goes to fetch every obscure prop that a film maker or theater worker could want. From the first minute, strange props are being requested and our protagonist knows exactly where each one is in the store. His employers are a crew of misfits and hangers on who don't seem to find any of it strange, even when a detective shows up to investigate the theft of odd props; the thought that a real policeman would waste his time looking for these worthless items is a laugh in itself.

In any case, the film is funny in that bizarre, otherworldly type of way. It's not the normal comedy, that's for sure. No one in the movie has a normal reaction to anything, and predictability is thrown out the window. You never know where this will go next, from talking dolls to fanboy detectives, strangeness is the word of the day.

It all hangs together, from one scene to the next, without losing it's basic deadpan portrayal. None of the characters see anything strange going on, and that's one of the most enjoyable parts of the movie.

If you like your comedy bizarre, this one's for you. Fans of Fargo, Svidd Neger, any of the Kaurismaki movies, or cult films like Repo Man will enjoy this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rhinoceros Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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