7.2/10
69
1 user 4 critic

Harrison Montgomery (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 September 2008 (USA)
In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Davila
Reviews
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Lovely, Still (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.

Director: Nicholas Fackler
Stars: Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks
Carlo's Wake (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Carlo's Wake is a black comedy about the life, death and wake of an Italian-American patriarch and his colorful, combative extended family.

Director: Mike Valerio
Stars: Christopher Alessi, Yareli Arizmendi, Peter Blackwell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Until now they have always chewed on the short end of life. Pellini is too small, Mobo a paraplegic, Bowman fat, Gilbert a klutz and Gus a loser. But they are about to put an end to this! ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Luisi
Stars: Ralph Gassmann, Melanie Winiger, Eddie Mekka
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Jerusalem: A city of contrasts and conflicts, where Arabs, Jews, Christians and Muslims all mix but seldom mingle. This is where David, a young Israeli Jew, and Fatima, a beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Zaloum
Stars: Cameron Van Hoy, Danielle Duvale, Martin Landau
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

The story of two lovers, a woman and young republican, who meet in hotel rooms over the 90's to explore their sexual prowess. Only when they venture out of 'the box', does reality begin to ... See full summary »

Director: Peggy Bruen
Stars: Gretchen Becker, Alex A. Quinn, Martin Landau
Meteor (1979)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The U.S. must join forces with the U.S.S.R. in order to destroy a gigantic asteroid heading straight for Earth.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A serial killer covers his victims in modeling clay, and a local sculptor is accused of the crimes.

Directors: Tim Hunter, Roger Holzberg
Stars: Rick Rossovich, Doug Savant, Julie Carmen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An aging artist (Martin Landau) seeks his muse and a young lover in the form of a beautiful model.

Director: Steve Stafford
Stars: Gretchen Becker, Hildy Brooks, Ellen Burstyn
The Joyriders (1999)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A suicidal older man, Gordon Trout, is kidnapped for his car and money by three runaway teenagers who live on the streets. Their experiences together make them a close-knit family, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley Battersby
Stars: Martin Landau, Kris Kristofferson, Shawn Hatosy
Shiner (2000)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the... See full summary »

Director: David Heavener
Stars: David Heavener, Martin Landau, Sally Kirkland
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.

Director: John Daly
Stars: Martin Landau, Kenny Doughty, Caroline Carver
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Octavio Gómez Berríos ... Ricardo Papa
Martin Landau ... Harrison Montgomery
Melora Walters ... Margo Fleming
Krista Ott Krista Ott ... Lattie Fleming
Brandon Scott ... Maurice (as Brandon O'Neil Scott)
Manny Gavino Manny Gavino ... Jersey
Diane Baker ... Mrs. Cutsworth
Ron Roggé ... Gary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roland T. Abasolo Roland T. Abasolo ... Bouncer (as Rolando T. Abasolo)
Peter Abraham ... Cab Driver
Shelene Atanacio ... Yuki
Kevin Avery Kevin Avery ... Dog Owner
Zehra Berkman Zehra Berkman ... Mother
Oliver Bradley Oliver Bradley ... Moving Guy #1
Bill Collier Bill Collier ... Moving Guy #2
Edit

Storyline

In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the details of a mission to save his neighbors from their troubles. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

After Ricardo is drawing the homeless woman, when he's talking to his girlfriend, his hood goes from on his head to off, to back on, between shots. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Uneven story with
8 February 2009 | by MrEricSirSee all my reviews

Like many indie films, Harrison Montgomery is comprised of hit-and-miss elements. The lighting is horrible in a lot of scenes, and the (few) special effects are distractingly poor.

The real problem with Harrison Montgomery is the story. The setup is slow and moves in jumps and starts. Right when the conflict starts, the film goes off on a series of tangents that are neither interesting nor particularly relevant to the plot. You could easily leave the theater for 30 minutes and come back without missing anything. The ending is a bit confused, though I found it fun (don't worry, I won't spoil it here.) As for good points, the casting was excellent. You rarely see performances this solid in any film, let alone an independent film. I was especially impressed by Octavio Gómez and Ron Roggé.

So in summary, Harrison Montgomery is a deeply flawed film with a lot of heart and not much else.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed