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L.A. Without a Map (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 July 1999 (France)
A British writer pursues a young actress to Hollywood and needs all the help he can get to win her love.

Director:

Mika Kaurismäki

Writers:

Mika Kaurismäki (screenplay), Richard Rayner (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Peers ... Vicar
Steve Huison ... Billy
David Tennant ... Richard
Margo Stanley Margo Stanley ... Mrs. Blenkinsop
Vinessa Shaw ... Barbara
Saskia Reeves ... Joy
Malcolm Tierney ... Joy's Dad
Margi Clarke ... Bradford Woman
Monte Hellman ... Himself
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Jean-Mimi
Julie Delpy ... Julie
Kevin West ... Spielberg Man
Lisa Edelstein ... Sandra
Michael Campbell Michael Campbell ... Young Porter
Joe Dallesandro ... Michael
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An "aspiring Hollywood actress" (Vinessa Shaw), on a visit to a charming North England town, has a brief fling with the town undertaker (David Tennant), who also writes obituaries for the local paper. Returning home, where she works as a waitress at a Japanese restaurant, she tells everyone about the handsome "writer" she met on her trip. Unfortunately, he decides to follow her back to Hollywood, setting up the expected light romantic comedy with asides as the newcomer gains experience about the goings on in Hollywood. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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France | UK | Finland

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 July 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Angeles Without a Map See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Johnny Depp didn't take any money for his cameo. See more »

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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Za-Za-Zu-Zi-Dub
Written by Darek Malejonek
Performed by Houk
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Definately worth watching for any Vincent Gallo fan.
26 June 2002 | by brownrainjacketSee all my reviews

Although the box may have JOHNNY DEPP & VINCENT GALLO in big letters, both actors play minor parts. Some very magical Depp cameo moments. Gallo is amazing and funny as hell the whole time he's on film. Any fan of his will definately want to see this. There's also a main love story that tries desperately to be charming but just ends up boring and lame. (I already know L.A. is fake--I just wanna hear more philosophy from Vincent Gallo.) This movie is supposedly hard to find. Maybe you can get a pirated copy.


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