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American Movie (American Movie: The Making of Northwestern) (2000)

Directed by

Tommy Dallace Tommy Dallace
The Movie Star
Billy Crystal Billy Crystal
Academy Awards EmCee
Tom Beach Tom Beach
Production manager
Bill Borchardt Bill Borchardt
Mark's Uncle / Executive Producer
Mike Schank Mike Schank
Friend / Musician
Mark Borchardt Mark Borchardt


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Description: Some people find this documentary depressing because it is about a man trapped by dreams larger than his resources. A 30-year-old slacker in a dead prairie town in Wisconsin dreams of making a horror flick. He has no money, no skills, no equipment, and no clue. Using beer money earned from delivering newspapers, he bullies his drug-addled friends into acting while he ineptly directs, often getting his elderly mom to help out as incompetent gripper. These scenes are very funny. For years his film is only talk, while he lounges in front of a TV, fights with his girlfriend in a trailer park, or tries to wheedle money from his senil ... (more)
Release date: 13 April 2000
UPC: 043396047020
Tags: Documentary (10), Filmmaker (4), Video (4), Friends (4), Uncle Bill (4), Money (4), 1990s (2), Drugs (2), Comedy (2), Quirky (1), LSD (1), Acid (1), Alcohol (1), Coven Like Oven (1), Brett Favre (1), Character (1), Personality (1), Quotable (1), Super Bowl (1), Man (1)
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