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Dopamine (2003)

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A San Franciscan computer programmer falls in love with a schoolteacher in the days after the dot.com boom.


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Credited cast:
... Rand
... Sarah McCaulley
... Winston
... Johnson
... Tom - Rand's father
Nicole Wilder ... Machiko
... Tammy
Julian Diminyatz ... Dave
Wanda McCaddon ... Margie - Rand's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Breitbach ... Mike the bartender
Emma Kanter ... Bubble Girl
Ivan Kraljevic ... Sleazy Guy
Dennis Yen ... Toru


Rand, Winston, and Johnson have a small tech startup company in the Bay Area that's developing a artificially-lived computer character, Koy Koy the bird, who can hear and see and interact with the user. Koy Koy gets placed in a kids schoolroom for testing, and Rand develops a relationship with one of the teachers, Sarah. Rand learns that his scientific understanding of human mating isn't necessarily a roadmap for the real thing. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Допамин  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,278, 12 October 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,278, 12 October 2003
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Technical Specs


| (Sundance Channel Library Print) (dvd release)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the first films to use the Panasonic AJ-HDC27 Varicam Digital Cinema Camera. See more »


Sarah McCaulley: Rand, I'm not using this as an excuse I honestly don't know have the shit I do. Sometimes until it's done.
Sarah McCaulley: It's like I'm on auto-pilot. I land in places I shouldn't.
Rand: You really know how to make a guy feel confident.
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Written by Bob Dylan
Performed and Produced by Tim Hockenberry
Courtesy of Ram's Horn Music 1976
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Has a feel of Requiem for a Dream with more pleasant content.
11 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

People are giving this movie unfair ratings. It was both analytic, which we all feel compelled to be, and sensitive. The soundtrack was amazing, and the camera work done with the high speed film perfectly conveyed the mood of the film at the appropriate moments. If you don't like this movie, perhaps you're missing at heart because it certainly pulled at mine.

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