Floundering

Floundering

Director: Angie Brown, Peter McCarthy Cast: James LeGros, John Cusack

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Overview

Noted independent film producer Peter McCarthy made his writing and directing debut (Angie Brown served as co-director) with this surreal comedy. John Boyz (James LeGros) is an aimless sad sack who is wandering Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 riots. John is in an unclear state of mind; he can't find a job (and doesn't really want one), the IRS has confiscated his money, his girlfriend Jessica (Lisa Zane) is sleeping around, he can't figure out what the beautiful but mysterious Elle (Marzita Rivera) wants from him, his drug-addicted brother Jimmy (Ethan Hawke) needs 3,000 dollars for a detox program, and police chief Merryl Fence (Nelson Lyon) is encouraging the citizens of L.A. to kill themselves. A stellar roster of actors and musicians appear in cameo roles, including John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Billy Bob Thornton, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Piven, Dave Navarro, Dave Alvin, and Exene Cervenka.Noted independent film producer Peter McCarthy made his writing and directing debut (Angie Brown served as co-director) with this surreal comedy. John Boyz (James LeGros) is an aimless sad sack who is wandering Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 riots. John is in an unclear state of mind; he can't find a job (and doesn't really want one), the IRS has confiscated his money, his girlfriend Jessica (Lisa Zane) is sleeping around, he can't figure out what the beautiful but mysterious Elle (Marzita Rivera) wants from him, his drug-addicted brother Jimmy (Ethan Hawke) needs 3,000 dollars for a detox program, and police chief Merryl Fence (Nelson Lyon) is encouraging the citizens of L.A. to kill themselves. A stellar roster of actors and musicians appear in cameo roles, including John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Billy Bob Thornton, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Piven, Dave Navarro, Dave Alvin, and Exene Cervenka.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/1998
UPC: 0082551733828
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Simitar Ent.
Region Code: 0
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James LeGros John Boyz
John Cusack JC
Ethan Hawke Jimmy
Maritza Rivera Elle
Lisa Zane Jessica
Steve Buscemi Ned
Kim Wayans Unemployment Clerk
Sy Richardson Commander K
Ebbe Roe Smith Dougie
Billy Bob Thornton Gun Clerk
Nelson Lyon Chief Merryl Fence
Nina Siemaszko Gal
Jeremy Piven Guy
Alex Cox Photographer
Brian Wimmer Hunk
Bill Yaeger Actor
Jo Harvey Allen Mom
Viggo Mortensen Homeless Man
Exene Cervenka Homeless Woman
Zander Schloss Catatonic Man
Tom Cortese Drug Dealer
Gary Gershaw Loan Officer
Bill Fishman Insurance Salesman
Theodore Raimi Sale Salesman
Ned Bellamy Phonebook
Mary Portser Suzie
Ed Pansullo Flower Vendor
Olivia Barash Ruthie
Doug Williams Freddie
Kelly Coffield Christi
Biff Yeager Dad
Del Zamora 2nd Crack Smoker
David H. Goodman Businessman
Rick Najera Good Samaritan
Dave Alvin Chauffeur
John Marshall Jones Bodyguard

Technical Credits
Angie Brown Director
Peter McCarthy Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Dody Dorn Editor
Greg Eliason Associate Producer
Denis Maloney Cinematographer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Lisa Monti Set Decoration/Design
Cecilia Montiel Production Designer
Kevin Morris Associate Producer
Pray for Rain Score Composer
Aletha Rodgers Musical Direction/Supervision
Keron Wheeler Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

1. Continuous Play: Floundering.
2. Random Access Scenes.
a. Film Facts.
b. Filmographies.

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