Julian Po

Julian Po

Christian Slater
Director: Alan Wade Cast: Christian Slater
Christian Slater
, Robin Tunney
Robin Tunney
, Michael Parks
Michael Parks
Alan Wade


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A man brings new life to a small town by announcing that he's killing himself in this low-key comedy-drama that marked a significant change of pace for star Christian Slater. Julian Po (Slater) is a quiet, unassuming bookkeeper -- so quiet and unassuming, in fact, that most people hardly notice that he exists, as his life quietly slips by. Julian has few friends and little to look forward to in life, so one day he decides to commit suicide. One of his few ambitions in life has been to see the ocean, so Julian plans to take one final vacation in which he'll visit the seashore before doing himself in. En route to the coast, Julian's car breaks down in a small town so obscure that the name isn't even posted at the city limits. Julian's plan is to spend the night, get the car fixed, and move on, so he stops to get a room at Vern's Boarding House, where Vern himself (Michael Parks) informs Julian that he almost never has guests. In fact, the town gets so few visitors that most of the locals view Julian with tremendous suspicion, especially the Mayor (Harve Presnell) and the Sheriff (Frankie R. Faison). After his car disappears, Julian decides to tell everyone, while eating at the only diner in town, that he means them no harm and has not come to cause any trouble -- he's merely decided to go somewhere to kill himself. Suddenly, everyone's attitude towards him changes; at once expressing admiration for his determination and concern for his well-being, the whole town tries to leap to his rescue, and as they gently try to convince Julian to go on living, they gain a new lease on life -- especially Sarah (Robin Tunney), a beautiful but lonely woman who has fallen in love with the quiet stranger. Julian Po was the first feature film for writer and director Alan Wade; it was also released as The Tears of Julian Po.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2017
UPC: 0888574564780
Original Release: 1997
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 49,311

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Slater Julian Po
Robin Tunney Sarah
Michael Parks Vern
Cherry Jones Lucy
Frankie R. Faison Sheriff
Harve Presnell Mayor
Allison Janney Lilah
LaTanya Richardson Actor
Dina Spybey Actor
Bruce Bohne Actor
Roy Cooper Actor
Zeljko Ivanek Actor
Io Tillett Wright Actor

Technical Credits
Alan Wade Director,Screenwriter
Scott Breindel Sound/Sound Designer
Jon Glascoe Producer
Susan Goulder Set Decoration/Design
Bernd Heinl Cinematographer
Stephen McCabe Production Designer
Allan Mindel Executive Producer
Joseph Pierson Producer
Juliet Polcsa Costumes/Costume Designer
Cecilia Kate Roque Co-producer
Denise Shaw Executive Producer
Todd Thaler Casting
Michael Traeger Executive Producer
Patrick Williams Score Composer
Jeffery Wolf Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Julian Po
1. A Trip To The Sea [4:39]
2. Bad Feelings [6:26]
3. "Who Are You?" [4:40]
4. Intervention [4:47]
5. Feeling Bad [6:17]
6. Sarah [3:24]
7. "No Ordinary Man" [4:47]
8. Lucy [3:57]
9. Very Happy [3:16]
10. Help [5:40]
11. Hunting [2:09]
12. Heaven And Hell [4:45]
13. "A Little Privacy" [2:23]
14. Love [1:31]
15. Work Of Art [4:06]
16. Gone First [5:16]
17. A Deal [3:02]
18. "Time To Go" [4:24]
19. End Credits [2:15]
20. Chapter 20 [5:49]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [2:02]
3. Chapter 3 [2:54]
4. Chapter 4 [1:54]
5. Chapter 5 [:01]

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