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Hugo Pool

Overview

Cult figure Robert Downey, Sr. directed this offbeat comedy set in the eccentric environs of Los Angeles. Hugo Dugay Alyssa Milano is a young woman who makes her living cleaning swimming pools when she isn't busy looking after her mother Minerva Cathy Moriarty, who's hooked on gambling, and her father Henry Malcolm McDowell, who's hooked on alcohol and a number of drugs. One day, Hugo finds herself with over 40 pools to look after, complicated by the fact that L.A. is in the midst of a drought and she's forbidden...
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Overview

Cult figure Robert Downey, Sr. directed this offbeat comedy set in the eccentric environs of Los Angeles. Hugo Dugay Alyssa Milano is a young woman who makes her living cleaning swimming pools when she isn't busy looking after her mother Minerva Cathy Moriarty, who's hooked on gambling, and her father Henry Malcolm McDowell, who's hooked on alcohol and a number of drugs. One day, Hugo finds herself with over 40 pools to look after, complicated by the fact that L.A. is in the midst of a drought and she's forbidden to use city water lines to fill them. This is especially unwelcome news for Chick Chicalini Richard Lewis, a crime boss who is having a party and insists on having a clean pool with fresh water for the occasion. In hopes of easing Chick's anxieties, she cooks up a complicated scheme involving a tanker truck and a quick trip to the Colorado River. Hugo also encounters a mysterious hitchhiker Sean Penn who may have magical powers and deals with other customers, including overwrought filmmaker Franz Robert Downey, Jr., and Floyd Patrick Dempsey, a handsome man with whom Hugo is falling in love, despite the fact that he's suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Robert Downey, Sr. co-wrote Hugo Pool with his wife Laura Downey, who herself died from ALS at the age of 36.
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Special Features

Backstage at Sundance - exclusive interviews with the stars of Hugo Pool including Patrick Dempsey, Alyssa Milano, Robert Downey Sr. and more; People at Sundance Film Festival featurette; The Legacy of Sundance; Sundance trivia challenge; Sundance Channel promo; Original theatrical trailer; Sundance Film Festival Favorites trailer gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • UPC: 796019789004
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Genius Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alyssa Milano Hugo Dugay
Patrick Dempsey Floyd Gaylen
Cathy Moriarty Minerva
Malcolm McDowell Henry
Robert Downey Jr. Franz Mazur
Richard Lewis Chick Chicalini
Sean Penn Mysterious Hitchhiker
Technical Credits
Robert Downey Sr. Director, Screenwriter
Douglas Berquist Executive Producer
Joe D'Augustine Editor
Laura Downey Screenwriter
Mike Frislev Executive Producer
Lauren M. Gabor Production Designer
Barbara Ligeti Producer
Joe Mongomery Cinematographer
Chad Oakes Executive Producer
Danilo Perez Songwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hugo Pool
2. Opening Credits [8:17]
3. Water Truck [8:27]
4. Mom's Help [7:52]
5. Floyd's Trip [7:25]
6. Lifeguard [8:36]
7. The Bookie [9:09]
8. Gotta Stop [8:14]
9. Mr. Chicalini [8:25]
10. Big Winner [8:19]
11. Home Again [7:28]
12. In Love [7:09]
13. End Credits [4:03]
1. Journalist [1:35]
2. Park City Police [1:23]
3. Ticket Booth Worker [:42]
4. Bus Driver [:57]
5. Projectionist [:53]
6. Volunteers [:29]
1. Ten Benny [2:15]
2. Clockwatchers [1:54]
3. The Twilight of the Golds [1:47]
4. Tumbleweeds [2:33]
5. Cherish [2:06]
6. Trans [1:54]
7. Lewis & Clark & George [2:04]
8. Digging to China [2:34]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hugo Pool
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Backstage at Sundance: Exclusive Interviews
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         Robert Downey Sr.
         Alyssa Milano
         Malcolm McDowell
         Cathy Moriarty
         Patrick Dempsey
         Richard Lewis
      "People at Sundance"
         Play All
      The Legacy of Sundance
      Sundance Trivia Challenge
      Sundance Channel Promo
      Festival Favorites Trailer Gallery
         Play All
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