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Californication 

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A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.

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Tom Kapinos
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Duchovny ...  Hank Moody 84 episodes, 2007-2014
Natascha McElhone ...  Karen 84 episodes, 2007-2014
Evan Handler ...  Charlie Runkle 84 episodes, 2007-2014
Pamela Adlon ...  Marcy Runkle / ... 80 episodes, 2007-2014
Madeleine Martin ...  Becca Moody 74 episodes, 2007-2014
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Storyline

Hank Moody- a self loathing, narcissistic author struggles to overcome writer's block while balancing his occasional drug use, alcoholism, and borderline sex addiction all the while trying to get back together with his girlfriend and raise his teenage daughter. Written by ZachMichalik

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Hank Moody... No man is more committed to a midlife crisis. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Showtime [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Tom Kapinos Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

filed a lawsuit on November 19, 2007 against Showtime Networks over the name of the series, which is also the name of the band's 1999 album and hit single. They state in the lawsuit that the series "constitutes a false designation of origin, and has caused and continues to cause a likelihood of confusion, mistake, and deception as to source, sponsorship, affiliation, and/or connection in the minds of the public". Showtime Networks argued that the band did not in fact create the term Californication. They point out that the term appeared in print in Time magazine in 1972, while show producer Tom Kapinos cites the inspiration as coming from a bumper sticker he saw in the '70s that read "Don't Californicate Oregon". The lawsuit was settled out of court. See more »

Goofs

All coffee cups in the series are empty. This is clear whenever one character passes a cup to another and the sound of the character's hand making contact with the cup is amplified inside the empty cup. See more »

Quotes

Hank Moody: You're so beautiful you're almost ugly.
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Soundtracks

Popcorn 2006
Written by Gerry Arling and Richard Cameron
Performed by Gerry Arling and Richard Cameron
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Funny, witty, and wry!
14 August 2007 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

Duchovny is perfectly cast here as Hank Moody, and delivers his witty and wry lines with tongue firmly implanted in his cheek. Playing a talented but dysfunctional writer in the middle of a mid-life crisis, Duchovny's character is spot on. He can't pass a whiskey glass or a skirt and they even throw in a Porche for him to drive, in case your mind drifts. Only this is his mid-life crisis so we can laugh at it. It's OK. Natascha McElhone, having survived the Hungarian Revolution on The Company, gets to do something fun this time. This is good. She's both talented and HOT!

I laughed pretty much through the entire first episode and I'm looking forward to just how badly Moody...yeah, a guy having a mid-life crisis named Moody...can screw up his life this season.

I am so IN!


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