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Goodnight, Joseph Parker (2004)

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"Unapologetically brash in dialogue and texture GOODNIGHT JOSEPH PARKER is the classic love story brought to a no-pleasantries bar room. Girl loves man who loves woman, woman isn't worth ... See full summary »

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Dennis Brooks

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Dennis Brooks
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Cast overview:
Paul Sorvino ... Charlie
Steven Tyler ... Sammy
Nick Chinlund ... Joseph Parker
Debi Mazar ... Rita
Richard Edson ... Frankie
Kim Dickens ... Muriel
Ruby Jean Parisi Ruby Jean Parisi ... Martha
Will Potter ... Gino
William McLain William McLain ... Carl
Shannah Laumeister Stern ... Gino's Girl (as Shannah Laumeister)
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"Unapologetically brash in dialogue and texture GOODNIGHT JOSEPH PARKER is the classic love story brought to a no-pleasantries bar room. Girl loves man who loves woman, woman isn't worth his time. Into that mix throw in a hopeless drunk with a good heart and weak stomach, a bartender who's more desperate than his customers and Steven Tyler as a shameless bad boy looking for a good time and fast woman. Powerful, gritty, hard hitting and raw." Written by Ross Anthony's Hollywood Report Card

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When there's no place left to go but home See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Last Call See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Kubla Khan Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Fantastic Ensemble Cast
11 May 2004 | by wholeworldfundSee all my reviews

This is one of the finest ensemble casts put together in the independent world. Ever. Sorvino is superb. They all are. A very solid work. Steven Tyler rips through his scenes beautifully. Like father, like daughter! Dennis Brooks has crafted a world, not unlike Cheers, where the characters all have well-worn spots in their favorite bar stools. But this is NOT Cheers, believe me. Here, everything is on edge, and as things unravel, the pain of the past gushes out into bursts of surreal nastiness.

Great writing. Strong directing. Lovely music. What else is there to say? Even the "stagy" feel mentioned in the other review works, as it feeds the claustrophobic nature of the world they are living in, and losing.


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