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Under the Silver Lake (2018)

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Sam, a disenchanted young man, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Sam
Wendy Vanden Heuvel ... Topless Bird Woman (as Wendy Vaden Hueval)
Deborah Geffner ... Mom (voice)
Riley Keough ... Sarah
Riki Lindhome ... Actress
Jeannine Cota Jeannine Cota ... Botox Reporter (as Jennine Cota)
Chris Gann ... Jefferson Sevence
Callie Hernandez ... Millicent Sevence
Jessica Makinson ... Mrs. Sevence
Reese Hartwig ... Sevence Kid #1
Izzie Coffey Izzie Coffey ... Sevence Kid #2
Kayla DiVenere ... Sevence Kid #3 (as Kayla Di Venere)
Tucker Meek ... Sevence Kid #4
Sky Elobar ... Clerk
Stephanie Moore ... Brunette Roomate
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Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment's swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy in the City of Angels. Written by A24

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sam's ringtone is the theme from the Commodore 64 game, "The Last Ninja." See more »

Goofs

When Sam drinks the tea, we see it to the right of him when the camera faces him. But, in the cut to the next shot behind him, he picks up the tea from his left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sam: Fucking fuck you.
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References Hellboy (2004) See more »

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Golden Showers
Performed by Michael Turner and Mark Ullrich
Written by Michael Turner and Mark Ullrich
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Very good but too long
29 December 2018 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

"Under the Silver Lake" is a superbly strange, interesting, clever, witty kind of slacker suspense story which is undercut by the New Millennium Curse (NMC).

You see, in the new millennium, almost all movies are cursed in the following way: they are too long. This is fatal to a thriller. The movie assembles its conspiracy with details that are too spaced out to be easily correlated in the viewer's mind, and thus, suspense does not build.

However, there is a lot to like about the movie besides that. Andrew Garfield, particularly, is brilliant in the lead role.


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English

Release Date:

19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,270, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$46,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,053,469
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