Kicked in the Head by Matthew Harrison |Kevin Corrigan, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Rapaport | 14381916928 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Kicked in the Head

Kicked in the Head

Director: Matthew Harrison

Cast: Kevin Corrigan, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Rapaport

     
 
Director Matthew Harrison and star Kevin Corrigan co-wrote this offbeat comedy about a man trying to map out a future in the midst of a very confusing present. Redmond (Corrigan) is a self-styled poet and philosopher who frequently ponders his personal journey of self-discovery, which doesn't leave him much time to hold down a steady job. Needing cash, Redmond agrees

Overview

Director Matthew Harrison and star Kevin Corrigan co-wrote this offbeat comedy about a man trying to map out a future in the midst of a very confusing present. Redmond (Corrigan) is a self-styled poet and philosopher who frequently ponders his personal journey of self-discovery, which doesn't leave him much time to hold down a steady job. Needing cash, Redmond agrees to do a favor for his Uncle Sam (James Woods), a small-time scam artist; Sam gives him a bag to deliver to someone at a subway station, neglecting to tell him that he's actually making a cocaine drop. The delivery turns into a gun battle, and Redmond soon finds himself on the run, with gangster Jack (Burt Young) eager to catch up with him. Without an apartment and needing a place to hole up, Redmond persuades his buddy Stretch (Michael Rapaport), a man with a tremendous enthusiasm for his work as a beer distributor, to take him in. As he ponders his next move, Redmond falls into a sudden romance with a beautiful airline attendant, Megan (Linda Fiorentino), while his former girlfriend Happy (Lili Taylor) stays on his tail, and Redmond keeps thinking about the Hindenberg. Martin Scorsese served as executive producer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Loopy and likable even when it meanders, this almost archetypal piece of indie philosophizing features a who's who of Sundance faces and a fun little script by actor and first-time writer Kevin Corrigan and his partner, director Matthew Harrison. Corrigan and Michael Rapaport, who appeared together previously in Zebrahead, get actual screen time together here, and their disparate comic styles mesh. Linda Fiorentino, meanwhile, works her Last Seduction schtick to surprisingly vulnerable effect. James Woods and Lili Taylor are mostly wasted in underdeveloped roles, but the script focuses on Corrigan's character, and that's a plus. Although the principals spend most of the movie snorting stolen cocaine, this is the sort of picture that's best enjoyed with a nice, cold beer or something else that's similarly calming. Kicked in the Head doesn't offer too many big epiphanies, but the little ones are what its twentysomething characters are after, anyway.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2000
UPC:
0014381916928
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:29:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Corrigan Redmond
Linda Fiorentino Megan
Michael Rapaport Stretch
James Woods Uncle Sam
Burt Young Jack
Lili Taylor Happy
Olek Krupa Borko
Elliot Cuker Sheldon
David Deblinger Escalator Man
Alan Davidson Subway Gunman
Bianca Bakiia Pearl
Sol Frieder Elderly Man
Matthew Harrison Luau Man
Matthew Harrison Luau Man
Gary Perez Dean
John Vantimiglia Man at Party
Royale Watkins Chicky
Lawton Paseka Pilot
George T. Odom Door Person
Nicole Baptiste Cop

Technical Credits
Matthew Harrison Director,Screenwriter
Michael Berenbaum Editor
Nina Canter Costumes/Costume Designer
Kevin Corrigan Screenwriter
Barbara de Fina Producer
Cas Donovan Asst. Director
Stephen Endelman Score Composer
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Gabor Kover Camera Operator
Howard Krupa Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Jan Mclaughlin Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
Alex Steyermark Musical Direction/Supervision
John Thomas Cinematographer
Kevin Thompson Production Designer
Georgianne Walken Casting
Tracy Warbin Makeup
Ford Wheeler Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter Listings
1. Main Title; A Favor For Uncle Sam [8:30]
2. The Plot Thickens [7:57]
3. Stretching The Point [5:37]
4. Stinky And Wacky [8:29]
5. An Un-Happy Moment [3:27]
6. Trapped In A Nightmare [10:15]
7. In Search Of The Bag [5:53]
8. Megan The Stewardess [16:34]
9. Getting Happy [9:02]
10. Sudden Departures [4:03]
11. Touched By An Angel [5:23]
12. End Credits [3:29]

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