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Richard Harris and Robert Duvall star in this low-key drama concerning a hard-drinking former sea captain (Richard Harris) who befriends a shy retired barber (Robert Duvall). Though their polar-opposite personalities find the relationship slow going at first, roguish Frank (Harris) and gentle Walter (Duvall) soon develop a close friendship as they pass the days with conversation. As death looms near and their pasts seem to evaporate into the air with the passing of each day, the lonely souls find comfort in each other's company until their fragile friendship is shattered. When Frank insults a waitress (Sandra Bullock) with whom Walter harbors a protective friendship, Walter makes the decision to cut his ties with loutish Frank. Forced to reevaluate their friendship, the two lonely souls attempt to find meaning in their lives as their chances for connecting with the outside world grows ever more dim. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Robert Duvall
as Walt
Richard Harris
as Frank
Shirley MacLaine
as Helen
Sandra Bullock
as Elaine
Micole Mercurio
as Bernice
Piper Laurie
as Georgia
Marty Belafsky
as Ned Ryan
William Marquez
as Carl Burney
Ed Amatrudo
as Henry's Dad
Doris Carey
as Mom in Park
Ilse Earl
as Cinema Cashier
Jodie Wilson
as Nurse
Richard Jasen
as 3rd Baseman
Lora Kennedy
Chick Bernhardt
as 1st Stunt Driver
Harold Bergman
as Sleeper


Randa Haines
Todd Black
Joe Wizan
Steven Conrad
Lajos Koltai
Michael Convertino
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Hirsch
Waldemar Kalinowski
Production Designer
Alan Muraoka
Art Director
Jim Van Wyck
Florence Fellman
Set Designer
Joe Tompkins
Costume Designer
Michael St. Hilaire
Camera Operator
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist