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House of D (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 29 April 2005 (USA)
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By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Director:

David Duchovny

Writer:

David Duchovny

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Yelchin ... Tommy
Robin Williams ... Pappass
Téa Leoni ... Mrs. Warshaw
Erykah Badu ... Lady / Bernadette
David Duchovny ... Tom Warshaw
Frank Langella ... Reverend Duncan
Zelda Williams ... Melissa
Magali Amadei Magali Amadei ... Coralie Warshaw
Olga Sosnovska ... Simone
Orlando Jones ... Superfly
Bernie Sheredy ... Sasha (as Bernard Sheredy)
Stephen Spinella ... Ticket Seller
Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Brevoort
Harold Cartier Harold Cartier ... Odell Warshaw
Mark Margolis ... Mr. Pappass
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Storyline

On their son Odell's 13the birthday, graphic artist Tom Warszaw finally confesses to his wife why he fled Greenwich Village, NYC at that age to Paris. As a schoolboy, naturally sensitive, considerate Tommy was best buddy with 'adult' half-wit Pappass, father Duncan's Catholic school's assistant janitor. Smothered by his dependent mother, a dumb orderly, Tommy got 'parental advice' from a women's prison inmate. Together with Pappas, he saves up tips from their butchery delivery rounds. One night, Pappas steals the bike they were saving for. Tommy tries to take the blame, but ends up expelled as if the instigator. Even more tragic consequences follow. Written by KGF Vissers

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You never know who your angel's gonna be. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual and drug references, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Can dostlar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,371, 17 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$371,081, 8 May 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film writing/directing debut of David Duchovny, who claims to have written the screenplay in six days. See more »

Goofs

Both Donald Trump World Tower (completed 2001) and 100 UN Plaza (completed 1986) are visible in the 1973 New York City skyline. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Warshaw: [narrating] My name is Tom Warshaw. I'm an American artist living in Paris. I've lived here for 30 years with a secret nobody knows. My son, Odell, is turning 13 today. And for his birthday, I'm gonna tell him my secret.
Tom Warshaw: I'm gonna tell him, "You know how in old movies when the bad guys want to break into a safe? There's this one guy, the safecracker, who puts his ear up to the lock and listens as he dials the combination, listening for what they call in English, the tumblers. ...
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Connections

Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Funk # 49
Written by Jim Fox, Joe Walsh, Dale Peters
Performed by James Gang
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

A caring heartfelt story.....
14 May 2004 | by Figaro30See all my reviews

What can I say....this movie was fun. In addition to Robin Williams realistic portrayal of a retarded man, Anton Yelchin's innocent and sweet character of Tommy and the sometimes humorous but also emotional storyline, the character of "Lady" played by Erykah Badu was extremely well done....she was a strong presence in the movie.

This movie will have you laughing, crying and then laughing over and over again. It's been about a week since I've first seen it and I can't wait to experience it for the second time when it gets into theaters.

While it may not be worthy of an Oscar, it certainly is something of which David should be proud.

Bravo David!!!


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