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Bongwater (1998)

An indolent artist in Portland, Oregon becomes addicted to marijuana, prompting his girlfriend to flee to New York City with a heroin addict.

Director:

Richard Sears

Writers:

Michael Hornburg (novel), Nora Maccoby | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... David
Alicia Witt ... Serena
Amy Locane ... Jennifer
Brittany Murphy ... Mary
Jack Black ... Devlin
Andy Dick ... Tony
Jeremy Sisto ... Robert
Jamie Kennedy ... Tommy
Scott Caan ... Bobby
Christian J. Meoli ... Tobo (as Christian Meoli)
George Kuchar ... Homeless Man
Patricia Wettig ... Mom
Michael Artura ... Cop
Scott Anthony Ferguson Scott Anthony Ferguson ... Fireman
Kyle Gass ... Guitar Player
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Storyline

David is an aspiring artist and a pot dealer, and he falls in love with constantly smoking pot. Serena gets jealous and goes off to New York with heroin-addicted Tommy, and David wants her back. Written by M.Dubay

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, sexuality/nudity and a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bong Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Sauvie Island, Oregon, USA See more »

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Trivia

When Tommy (Jamie Kennedy) looks at Serena's driver's license, we see that her last name is Witt. Alicia Witt, who plays Serena, wrote her last name on it exactly like in her own signature. See more »

Goofs

The boom mic can be blatantly seen several times in the full screen (1.33) version. See more »

Quotes

Homeless Man: Do you have a dream you would like me to interpret?
Serena: Sorry, I don't sleep. Not to dream, anyway.
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Crazy Credits

Through the closing credits, we hear people leaving coded messages on an answering machine about buying pot. See more »

Connections

References The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

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A Cloak of Elvenkind by Marcy Playground
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Never been stoned than you won't understand
12 June 2005 | by Christian1967See all my reviews

Well I may have just indicated my past with this summary. Oh well. If you live in the NW of USA than you either know a stoner, are a stoner or are soon to be one. This movie is just as the title Bongwater says for stoners. It has some big name actors and they play the paranoid stoner role very well. This film is not an Oscar winner by any means but instead has a somewhat sad and mellow. It is a movie about lots of people that live in this part of the country. Just people that are lost and have no real future to look forward to. There only real joy is getting stoned or high on LSD in the woods. Not really a comedy more like a statement about a certain lifestyle. Problems abound and psycho women galore. Poor Luke Wilson the head stoner does a great job as your likable, lonely stoner. Jack Black plays a decent waster that would have been at all the Grateful Dead concerts. Brittany Murphy plays a rather horny psycho girl which is probably not far from the truth. Andy Dick and his gay partner have some pretty funny parts to add to the plot. It just is not a very happy movie though. Kinda like a stoners life it's just there and goes on until the cops or fire department shake things up. Crazy women and stoner dudes what a mellow life.


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