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Hugo Pool (1997)

Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.

Director:

Robert Downey Sr.

Writers:

Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey), Laura Ernst (as Laura Downey)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alyssa Milano ... Hugo
Mark Boone Junior ... Pool Supply Man
Malcolm McDowell ... Henry
Brendan Dawson Brendan Dawson ... Man with Truck (as Brendan B. Dawson)
Sean Penn ... Strange Hitchhiker
Robert Downey Jr. ... Franz
Cathy Moriarty ... Minerva
Patrick Dempsey ... Floyd
Sean Glenn Sean Glenn ... Andy
Bert Remsen ... Sad Old Man
Kevin Dornan Kevin Dornan ... Bad Advice Father
Michael Mazzola Michael Mazzola ... Kid
Richard Lewis ... Chick Chicalini
Chuck Barris ... Irwin
Jim Shield ... Lifeguard
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Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy with serious relief

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaude journée à L.A. See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,620, 14 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,620, 14 December 1997
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Co-written by and dedicated to Robert Downey, Sr.'s second wife Laura Ernst, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the same disease the character Floyd Gaylen has in the film. See more »

Goofs

After Hugo changes from her pants into her shorts (right before crying in the truck) she is seen cleaning her first pool wearing pants again. After that she is back in her shorts. See more »

Quotes

Strange Hitchhiker: If words could speak, I'd still would have nothing to say.
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Soundtracks

Ugly Beauty
by Thelonious Monk
Published by Thelonius Music Corporation (BMI)
All Rights Reserved
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A soundtrack including Monk tunes can't be all bad...
7 December 2002 | by raygun238See all my reviews

So it may not be a blockbuster. But quirky does describe it well. Sean Penn and Roddy McDowall have an interesting relationship in this movie, but it's a good thing that Downey Jr. is related to the writer, as his portrayal of Franz is way over the top. But the surprise is that Danilo Perez provided the soundtrack, and while the original music may not live up to the content of his jazz albums, the inclusion of the Thelonious Monk tunes in the soundtrack is an incredible treat!


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