By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

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David Duchovny

Writer:

David Duchovny

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Yelchin ... Tommy Warshaw
Robin Williams ... Pappass
Téa Leoni ... Katherine Warshaw
Erykah Badu ... Lady / Bernadette
David Duchovny ... Tom Warshaw
Frank Langella ... Reverend Duncan
Zelda Williams ... Melissa Loggia
Magali Amadei Magali Amadei ... Coralie Warshaw
Olga Sosnovska ... Simone
Orlando Jones ... Superfly
Bernie Sheredy ... Sasha (as Bernard Sheredy)
Stephen Spinella ... Ticket Seller
Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Brevoort
Harold Cartier Harold Cartier ... Odell Warshaw
Mark Margolis ... Mr. Pappass
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Storyline

On their son Odell's 13the birthday, graphic artist Tom Warszaw finally confesses to his wife why he fled Greenwich Village, NYC at that age to Paris. As a schoolboy, naturally sensitive, considerate Tommy was best buddy with 'adult' half-wit Pappass, father Duncan's Catholic school's assistant janitor. Smothered by his dependent mother, a dumb orderly, Tommy got 'parental advice' from a women's prison inmate. Together with Pappas, he saves up tips from their butchery delivery rounds. One night, Pappas steals the bike they were saving for. Tommy tries to take the blame, but ends up expelled as if the instigator. Even more tragic consequences follow. Written by KGF Vissers

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See the world a little differently. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual and drug references, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Erica Tazel's debut. See more »

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As Tom and Pappas are in the cab crossing the bridge, a crewmember can be seen in the car immediately behind them waving to the other drivers to begin passing as the take begins. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Warshaw: [narrating] My name is Tom Warshaw. I'm an American artist living in Paris. I've lived here for 30 years with a secret nobody knows. My son, Odell, is turning 13 today. And for his birthday, I'm gonna tell him my secret.
Tom Warshaw: I'm gonna tell him, "You know how in old movies when the bad guys want to break into a safe? There's this one guy, the safecracker, who puts his ear up to the lock and listens as he dials the combination, listening for what they call in English, the tumblers. Because...
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Soundtracks

Funk # 49
Written by Jim Fox, Joe Walsh, Dale Peters
Performed by James Gang
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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I enjoyed it
16 April 2005 | by davidmckay37See all my reviews

I had been wanting to see this film since I had the chance to see the preview. I must say I enjoyed it. The pacing may have been a bit off, but for what it was, it did an excellent job.

I think my biggest problem with this film is David. Not that it was a bad performance, just that he had a tough job competing with the kid who played the younger version of himself. Everyone gave great performances, even his wife whom I usually don't care for. The movies first half was great, but lacked in the last twenty minutes. Honestly, it felt like it could have gone longer, perhaps a little more in-depth.

Still, good job.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,371, 17 April 2005

Gross USA:

$388,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$389,866
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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