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Speakeasy (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama
The story is about a man, Bruce Hickman, and his relationship with another man, Frank, the thing that they have in common is the relation with a deaf person. With this relation the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Strathairn ... Bruce Hickman
Nicky Katt ... Frank Marnikov
Stacy Edwards ... Sophie Hickman
Christopher McDonald ... Dr. Addams
Lake Bell ... Sara Marnikov
Michael Bacall ... Gene
Michael Chieffo ... Dan haney
Arthur Hiller ... Mr. Prappas
Dwight Armstrong ... Dariush
Gregory White Gregory White ... Middle-Aged Man
Irene Roseen ... Katrina
Hal Landon Jr. ... Mr. Petersen
Thomas Curtis Thomas Curtis ... Young Tobias
Sheeri Rappaport ... Party Mother
A.J. Noel A.J. Noel ... Party Boy
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The story is about a man, Bruce Hickman, and his relationship with another man, Frank, the thing that they have in common is the relation with a deaf person. With this relation the characters will discover lot of things about their past. Written by Juan Belo <belocine@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The runner up film in HBO's hit series Project Greenlight. See more »

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The words "and Arthur Hiller" appear twice in the opening credits. See more »

Quotes

Frank Marnikov: We are immortal till our work is done.
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Why did you bother to rent it after seeing it once and disliking it?
21 October 2012 | by katea-2See all my reviews

Just saw it for the first time and loved the characters. This is a soft look at the feelings of those involved and deafness connects but so does music for those who can hear it and those who can't. The four main characters, the two couples, have different relationships and the accident that brought the two together is what starts a bond of realization about their lives and what is important to them. I love the father of the magician's wife. He is a devil and not as angry as he seems. He is an oddball in such a lovely way. So, there are silly things such as the secret the deaf dad is keeping and the empty streets in L.A. that is unreal. Those things can be overlooked because the movie isn't about them. It is about the characters, in particular Straitharn's role and that of his wife. They are changed forever by the chance meeting of the two men. I love the character studies so I give it an 8 for that reason alone. Very clever and loving. A very sweet film that I started to think was going to turn out bad with a very different ending for his wife and their marriage. Rent it. Worth it.


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