Plot & Details
Richard Schenkman, who debuted with the disappointing The Pompatus of Love (1996), returned with this comedy-drama, set on the streets of Brooklyn. When young Richie (Rafael Baez) vanishes, rumor has it that he went insane at Coney Island, so pizza guy Stan (Rick Stear) and pawnshop clerk Daniel (Jon Cryer, who co-scripted with Schenkman) spend a winter's day searching for their childhood friend through the deserted amusement park. They encounter a variety of locals in their wanderings, while flashbacks fill in the story of past events, including Stan's alcoholic escapades which ended his relationship with Gabby (Ione Skye). Shown at the 1998 L.A. Independent Film Fest.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 94min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/25/2000
- DVD Release Date: 01/03/2001
- Director(s): Richard Schenkman
- Starring: Jon Cryer , Rick Stear , Rafael Baez , Ione Skye , Frank Whaley
- Themes: Down on Their Luck,Haunted By the Past,Missing Persons,Journey of Self-Discovery
- Tone: Bittersweet,Deliberate,Downbeat,Gritty,Humorous,Poignant,Reflective
- Keywords: amusement-park,childhood-friend,flashback,friendship,homeless,insanity,journey,missing-person,outcast,search
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-25-2000)
- Language: English