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An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi.

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Tom DiCillo

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Tom DiCillo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Les Galantine
Michael Pitt ... Toby Grace
Alison Lohman ... K'Harma Leeds
Gina Gershon ... Dana
Callie Thorne ... Gabi
Kevin Corrigan ... Ricco
Richard Short ... Jace Hipley
Elvis Costello ... Elvis Costello
David Wain ... Byron
Mel Gorham ... Tish
Peter Appel ... Feldman
Cinqué Lee ... Corey
Kevin Phillips ... Blaine
Rodrigo Lopresti ... Demo
Melissa Rauch ... Megan
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Storyline

Les, a small-time celebrity photographer desperate to make it big, befriends Toby, a homeless young man with no direction except a vague desire to become an actor. When by chance Toby becomes romantically involved with K'Harma Leeds, the hottest pop star of the moment, Les grows jealous and plots revenge. Written by CaptainStigmata

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Everybody deserves their shot

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Delírios See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,030, 19 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$85,976, 7 October 2007
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Micheal Pitt and Steve Buscemi later played together on the TV series Boardwalk Empire (2010) See more »

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Toby and Les are in the apartment, quarreling. The latter, wearing white boxers, is attacking Toby physically. Then comes a cut and now Les is wearing black jeans. Then we have another cut and now he's back in his boxers. See more »

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After the end credits have finished rolling, there is a short 'epilogue' segment featuring Steve Buscemi's character. See more »

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Hey Now Now
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Sharp writing, excellent acting
3 September 2007 | by azefferSee all my reviews

Delirius has perhaps done the impossible. That is manage to blend equal parts cynicism and fantasy. These opposite qualities work off one another and result in a gem of a movie.

The smart observations of the celebrity industry are right on the mark. Yet the movie doesn't drown in satire. Human touches are smoothly interwoven into the plot. Most noteworthy is a scene when Steve Buscemi is desperately trying to attain approval from his sterile, rather nasty old parents. Also a standout moment is the scene that takes place at Kharma's hotel, when she first brings Toby there. It is amusing to see Buscemi's character Les become unraveled at Toby's success. Somehow the ending seemed so right, again showing hope and the good side of human nature among the muck of a mercenary, dog-eat-dog world.

The cast is excellent and the acting superb. This is a little cinematic treasure that deserves some recognition.


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