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The Woman Chaser (1999)

R | | Comedy | 8 October 1999 (USA)
Set in 1950s Los Angeles, Richard Hudson (Warburton) is a shrewd car dealer who moves from San Francisco and sets up a used-car dealership. Tiring of this job, he turns the lot over to an ... See full summary »

Director:

Robinson Devor

Writers:

Charles Willeford (novel), Robinson Devor
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Warburton ... Richard Hudson
Eugene Roche ... Used Car Dealer
Ron Morgan Ron Morgan ... Bill
Emily Newman Emily Newman ... Laura
Paul Malevich Paul Malevich ... Leo
Lynette Bennett Lynette Bennett ... Mother
Joe Durrenberger Joe Durrenberger ... Chet
Ernie Vincent Ernie Vincent ... The Man
Max Kerstein Max Kerstein ... Ruggerio
Mel Hampton ... Flaps
Pat Crowder Pat Crowder ... Salvation Army Woman
Marilyn Rising ... Becky
Lora Witty ... Mrs. Shantz (as Laura Witty)
Lane Siller Lane Siller ... Milo
J. Keith van Straaten ... Dickie J. Hewlitt
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Storyline

Set in 1950s Los Angeles, Richard Hudson (Warburton) is a shrewd car dealer who moves from San Francisco and sets up a used-car dealership. Tiring of this job, he turns the lot over to an assistant and starts writing his first movie, The Man Who Got Away. It turns out to be an uncommercial picture chronicling the story of a truck driver who goes berserk, runs over a little girl and dies fending off a platoon of police officers. In making his film, Richard enlists the help of his father-in-law, Leo (Paul Malevich), a washed-up former film director whose notable possession is a Rouault painting of a clown. Through Leo, Richard pitches his idea to the Man (Ernie Vincent), the chief executive of Mammoth Pictures who green-lights the project. Conflict inevitably arises when Richard's obsession for making the movie his way clashes with the Man. Other kooky characters include Richard's mother (Lynette Bennett), a former ballerina who lures her hirsute lug of a son into a comic pas de deux ; ... Written by Anonymous

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What can equal the tragedy of a strong man's tears?

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to the bedside clock, Richard's introductory lovemaking session with Becky lasted 2 minutes, despite his earlier claims to being a fantastic lover. See more »

Quotes

Richard Hudson: It's Christmas goddamn it! Suit up!
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Alternate Versions

A digitally restored version of the film was prepared for re-release in 2014. This version features new credit sequences and includes a new music score which supplements and replaces some of Daniele Luppi's music with new additional cues by composer Jeff McDonough See more »

Connections

References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Headhunters
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Tito Puente and His Orchestra
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Film Noir for the new millennium
7 February 2000 | by Joel-39See all my reviews

Just saw 35 films at Sundance and hands down, this film stands out while most of the others are just a blur. Patrick Warburton plays "The Director" (the author's original title for the story)and he plays it to deadpan perfection. Shot in color and then transferred to a high contrast black and white title stock, paints this film in a lush visual treat. Plot and dialog holds true to the original 60's pulp and creates a harsh charm that is both parody and innovative filmmaking. Looking forward to seeing this one again as soon as it is released.


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