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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.

Director:

Mark Decena
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Livingston ... Rand
Sabrina Lloyd ... Sarah McCaulley
Bruno Campos ... Winston
Rueben Grundy ... Johnson
William Windom ... Tom - Rand's father
Nicole Wilder Nicole Wilder ... Machiko
Kathleen Antonia ... Tammy
Julian Diminyatz Julian Diminyatz ... Dave
Wanda McCaddon Wanda McCaddon ... Margie - Rand's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Breitbach Timothy Breitbach ... Mike the bartender
Emma Kanter Emma Kanter ... Bubble Girl
Ivan Kraljevic Ivan Kraljevic ... Sleazy Guy
Dennis Yen Dennis Yen ... Toru
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Rand: My question is, does the chemical make-up between two human mammals make up our personal involvement a moot point?
Sarah McCaulley: Of course, it's all chemical to start with. It's all just signals to communicate with these bodies we live in, but true love is incredible, all consuming.
Rand: No I totally agree with you, all consuming. BUt so is the lust, I mean is it possibly rooted in physiology rather then
[hand quotes]
Rand: our hearts?
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Sara
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed and Produced by Tim Hockenberry
Courtesy of Ram's Horn Music 1976
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Great experience
29 April 2004 | by breitbapSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the unfolding of these characters, all of which have their own challenges.

The interplay between the programmers is especially witty. Bruno Campos is very funny and Grundy plays a great straight man.

Great visual portrayal of San Francisco.

Sarah has a genuineness about her that reflects reality, not stereotypes or cliches.

I look forward to future works by Decena and Breitbach and they continue to evolve as filmakers.

The Sundance process is one that needs to be supported and I hope to see the Sundance Film Series be a regular thing.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Допамин See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,278, 12 October 2003

Gross USA:

$69,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,544
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kontent Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Sundance Channel Library Print) (dvd release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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