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Dante's Inferno (2007)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy | January 2007 (USA)
A darkly comedic travelogue of the underworld - set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol. And populated with a contemporary cast of reprobates, including famous - and infamous - politicians, presidents, popes, pimps. And the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director:

Sean Meredith

Writers:

Paul Zaloom (screenplay), Sandow Birk (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Abatemarco ... Lying Defendant / Farinata (voice)
Scott Adsit ... Judge Minos / Paolo / Hirohito / Copter Pilot / Spiro Agnew (voice)
Matt Besser ... Metallica Defendant / L. Ron Hubbard / Curtis LeMay / Airport Security (voice)
Bill Chott ... Ciaccio 'El Gordo' / Calvacanti / Stalin / Ulysses' Crew (voice)
Michael Coleman ... Charon / Phlegyas / Senator / Dick Cheney (voice) (as Mike Coleman)
James Cromwell ... Virgil (voice)
Andrew Daly ... Lucan / 'Right On' Glutton / Jim Jones / Airport Screener / Ulysses' Naysayer (voice)
John Fleck ... Brunetto Latini (voice)
Sean Forrester Sean Forrester ... Horace / Mr. Argenti / White Pimp / Beating Victim / Airport Security / Insider Trader #2 (voice)
Tony Hale ... Ovid / Real Estate Broker / Pope Nicholas 3rd (voice)
Tom Hallick ... George Sanders / Deep Voiced Lobbyist (voice)
Laura Krafft Laura Krafft ... George Sand / Airport P.A. / Subway P.A. (voice)
Brandon Johnson ... Irate Driver / Mounted Policeman / Pimp #1 / Pimp #3 / Airport Security (voice)
Dermot Mulroney ... Dante (voice)
Martha Plimpton ... Celia / Lobbyist Singer / Lizzie Borden (voice)
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Melding the seemingly disparate traditions of apocalyptic live-action graphic novel and charming Victoria-era toy theater, Dante's Inferno is a subversive, darkly satirical update of the original 14th century literary classic. Retold with the use of intricately hand-drawn paper puppets and miniature sets, and without the use of CGI effects, this unusual travelogue takes viewers on a tour of hell. And what we find there, looks a lot like the modern world. Sporting a hoodie and a hang-over from the previous night's debauchery, Dante wakes to find he is lost - physically and metaphorically - in a strange part of town. He asks the first guy he sees for some help: The ancient Roman poet Virgil, wearing a mullet and what looks like a brown bathrobe. Having no one else to turn to, Dante's quickly convinced that his only means for survival is to follow Virgil voyage down, down through the depths of Hell. The pair cross into the underworld and there Virgil shows Dante the underbelly of the ... Written by Sean Meredith

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The epic film of a lost young man's journey through hell. See more »

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Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

Head Puppeteer/Writer/Producer Paul Zaloom is Beakman, the wild master of science on TV's "Beakman's World." See more »

Quotes

Ulysses - Strom Thurmond: I'm not Mrs. Butterworth, God Dammit. I'm Senator Strom Thurmond.
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Connections

Spoofed in Hell for Bread (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are the Lobbyists
Words by Paul Zaloom and Mark McAdam
Music Written and Performed by Mark McAdam
Sung by Martha Plimpton with Eric Gilliland, Peter 'The Baron Von' Lindberg and Mark McAdam
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I loved this movie!
13 August 2008 | by xoroxieblackx3See all my reviews

I had been flipping through the channels and I saw a preview for this movie and I thought it looked very interesting so I watched it and fell in love with it. I went out and bought the modern version of the book. I loved the art work in the book and being an artist myself I decided to draw a few pieces based on the art in the book. I latter went back to watch the movie again and found that almost all of the sets (backgrounds) were almost identical to the artwork in the book and the banter between Dante and Virgil was about the same also (although the movie is MUCH more humorous) I think it's a great modern spin on the old classic.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dante Pokla See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

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