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Summary: Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talent-less novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the 'great American poem'. As Simon begins his controversial ascent to the dizzying heights of Nobel Prize winning poet, Henry sinks to a life of drinking in low-life bars. The two friends fall out and lose touch until Henry's criminal past catches up with him and he needs Simon's help to flee the country.
Runtime: 137 min
Rating: Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language.
Production: Shooting Gallery
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 16, 2003
Director Credit
Hal Hartley Director
Writer Credit
Hal Hartley Writer
Principal Cast Credit
James Urbaniak Simon Grim
Parker Posey Fay Grim
Thomas Jay Ryan Henry Fool
Cast Credit
Chaylee Worrall Pearl (Age 7)
Christy Carlson Romano Pearl - Age 14
Diana Ruppe Amy
Gene Ruffini Officer Buñuel
James Saito Mr. Deng
Jan Leslie Harding Vicky
Kevin Corrigan Warren
Liam Aiken Ned
Maria Porter Mary
Miho Nikaido Gnoc Deng
Nicholas Hope Father Hawkes
Veanne Cox Laura
Producer Credit
Daniel J. Victor Executive Producer
Hal Hartley Producer
Jerome Brownstein Associate Producer
Keith Abell Executive Producer
Larry Meistrich Executive Producer
Thierry Cagianut Associate Producer
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