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Julian Po (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 5 September 1997 (USA)
Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out his reason for moving in frustration.

Director:

Alan Wade

Writers:

Branimir Scepanovic (book), Alan Wade
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Julian Po
Robin Tunney ... Sarah
Michael Parks ... Vern
Cherry Jones ... Lucy
Frankie Faison ... Sheriff Leon
Harve Presnell ... Mayor Henry Leech
Allison Janney ... Lilah Leech
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Darlene (as Latanya Richardson)
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Dee (as Dina Spybey)
Bruce Bohne ... Pastor Bean
Roy Cooper Roy Cooper ... Tobias the Barber
Zeljko Ivanek ... Tom Potter
Ellen McElduff ... Reva
Io Tillett Wright Io Tillett Wright ... Walter
Jeremy Jordan ... Bobby
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Storyline

Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out his reason for moving in frustration. Written by RachelW

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements related to suicide, and for language and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tears of Julian Po See more »

Filming Locations:

Fleischmanns, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,148, 7 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,148, 7 September 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The German dubbed version differs from the usual dubbing of foreign films. In this movie they use the German "Herr" instead of "Mister" and the German currency (then "D-Mark") instead of US currency (when Christian Slater hires a room). See more »

Quotes

Sarah: I had a dream about you... That's why I'm here. I dreamed... I dreamed that I saw you in a field and the field became my bedroom and you were standing by my bed holding a big knife and suddenly you stabbed yourself with it and I woke up and I knew you were the man I'd been waiting for my whole life.
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Version of Smrt gospodina Goluze (1982) See more »

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How to Fly
Written & Performed by Pete Snell
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A lot beneath the surface...
6 April 2000 | by amcwlSee all my reviews

Julian Po is a film that I hadn't heard of until a casual channel surf stumbled me onto HBO. I was hooked immediately. The characters in this town are so unbelievably strange and almost creepy. Julian (Christian Slater) is a wanderer, narrating his own story, who goes to a small town in order to end his life. When the townspeople find out, it becomes a sort of obsession with them. The children follow him through the streets, he's offered gifts from shop owners, and a beautiful, intense woman, Sarah, (Robin Tunney) falls in love with him, creating a very karmic bond between the two of them. Ironically, in the course of his procrastinating his death, he changes the lives of everyone around him. They ask him for advice in life matters. A man "comes out of the closet", a Priest denounces God, etc..

Julian Po left me sad. It doesn't end the way anyone would think, but it left me with one recurrent theme running through my head. Life is a beautiful thing, not to be taken for granted. Never make life or death decisions when you haven't even experienced life. And maybe one more thing... a real man sticks to his obligations... :-)


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