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Janne the Director’s Favorite Rare Movies Top 100 List #96: Hugo Pool (1997)

March 23, 2011

Janne the Director with a Space Mahoney t-shirt from the movie No Law 400096. Pool Girl [DVD] (1997)

…was translated to ”Simbassänger & kärlek” here in Sweden which means ”Pools & Love” if you translate it back. With Alyssa Milano in the lead and Patrick Dempsey in a supporting role it might sound like a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy. But it’s not. For starters “Dr. McDreamy” is playing a hot version of Stephen Hawking.

If I were the kind that smoked pot I would smoke it to Hugo Pool. Maybe it would make sense then? Every scene is slightly off and every character got one thing in common: they walk like retards. For. No. Reason. At. All.

Directed by Robert Downing Jr’s father Robert Downing Sr. Hugo Pool features a great cast with names such as Malcolm McDowell (his best performance since Cat People), Sean Penn, Cathy Moriarty and Robert Downing Jr.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: #97: Guest House Paradiso (1999)

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