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This character drama, set in a local pub in rural New York State, focuses on the lives, thoughts, and emotions of a group of social outcasts. The lead misfit is Victor, a shy and very rotund man in his '30s who works as a pizza maker in a roadside inn. His mother, Dolly owns the establishment. She dominates his life. The senior waitress there is Dolores, an aging woman with a reputation for being easy. Dolores is resentful when Dolly hires the vivacious teenager Callie, who is in love with Jeff, a garage mechanic. Victor develops a painful crush on Callie and fantasizes about rescuing her from a life with Jeff. To help himself, he begins to diet and enrolls at a chef school. His mother becomes suddenly ill. Then Delores makes a pass at him, but he doesn't respond. He does however, feel emboldened to make a play for Callie. His actions lead him into a new world of expression. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Awards

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Year
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Sundance Film Festival James Mangold Special Jury Prize: Dramatic 1994 Winner

Crew

James Mangold
Director
Richard Miller
Producer
Gretchen McGowan
Producer
James Mangold
Screenwriter
Michael Barrow
Cinematographer
Jan Mclaughlin
Composer (Music Score)
Thurston Moore
Composer (Music Score)
Meg Reticker
Editor
Michael Shaw
Production Designer
Daniel Goldfield
Art Director
Scott Ferguson
Associate Producer
Jane Wright
Associate Producer
Herbert Beigel
Executive Producer
Kara Cressman
Set Designer
Sara Jane Slotnick
Costume Designer
Priscilla Guastavino
First Assistant Director
Chad Braden
First Assistant Director
Scott Ambrozy
First Assistant Director
Todd Thaler
Casting
Tracy Warbin
Makeup
Scott Ferguson
Second Unit Director
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