“American Movie” quotes

(1999)
Movie American Movie
Title American Movie
Year 1999
Director Chris Smith
Genre Comedy, Documentary
All actors – Mark Borchardt, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt, Alex Borchardt, Chris Borchardt, Ken Keen, Mike Schank, Matt Weisman, Bill Borchardt, Cliff Borchardt, Tom Beach, Joan Petrie
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  • “Do they smoke and have cigarettes up in Heaven? I don't think so... I don't think so.”
    Bill Borchardt - Mark's Uncle / Executive Producer
    [Tag:heaven, smoking]
  • “Last night, man, I was so drunk, I was calling Morocco, man. Calling, trying to get to the Hotel Hilton at Tangiers in Casablanca, man. That's, I mean, that's, that's pathetic, man! Is that what you wanna do with your life? Suck down peppermint schnapps and try to call Morocco at two in the morning? That's senseless! But that's what happens, man.”
    Mark Borchardt - Filmmaker
  • “He wants to be somewhere where he's not. But then, don't most people want to be somewhere where they're not?”

    Joan Petrie - Mark's Girlfriend / Associate Producer
    [Tag:wishes]
  • “They're making a mockery of my words, man. This whole thing is turning out to be a theatrical mockery.”
    Mark Borchardt - Filmmaker
    [Tag:mocking]
  • “It's alright, it's okay, there's something to live for... Jesus told me so!”
    Bill Borchardt - Mark's Uncle / Executive Producer
    [Tag:motivation]
  • “I walked in the bathroom, and in the middle toilet right there... somebody didn't shit in the toilet, somebody shat on the toilet. They shat on the wall, they shat on the floor. I had to clean it up, man, but before that, for about 10 to 15 seconds man, I just stared at somebody's shit, man. To be totally honest with you, man, it was a really,...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Mark Borchardt - Filmmaker
  • There's no excuses, Paul. No one has ever, ever paid admission to see an excuse. No one has ever faced a black screen that says: "Well, if we had these set of circumstances, we would've shot this scene... so please forgive us and use your imagination." I've been to the movies hundreds of times. That's never occurred.
    Mark Borchardt - Filmmaker
  • “Now when you go in the grave, and you're just laying there in the casket - the last hurrah, the final goodbye - what are you gonna think about, Bill?”
    Mark Borchardt - Filmmaker
    [Tag:death, funeral]
  • “- Mark Borchardt: Do you think this is a little bit cathartic for you?
    - Friend: Uh, very cathartic, Mark.
    - Mark Borchardt: Do you know what cathartic means?
    - Friend: No.”

    Mark Borchardt - Filmmaker
    Mike Schank - Friend / Musician
    [Tag:meaning, words]
  • Here is what it think of lottery... It's like, when you play the lottery, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose... But it's better than using drugs or alcohol - Because when you use drugs and alcohol, especially drugs, you always lose.”
    Mark Borchardt - Filmmaker
    [Tag:addiction, drugs, luck]
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