Henry Fool
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1997
Director: Hal Hartley
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-009837
Running time: 2:17 (137 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 16, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#735)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Acclaimed writer/director Hal Hartley's (Amateur, Flirt) HENRY FOOL is a Faustian black comedy that will leave you screaming with laughter at its wild mix of vulgarity, antic humor and deeply-felt emotion. Intense, nerdy young garbageman Simon Grim (James Urbaniak) sulks through a sexless, humiliating lower-class existence. He shares a house in Queens, New York, with his clinically depressed mother Mary (Maria Porter) and sarcastic, promiscuous sister Fay (Parker Posey). Into their mundane existence comes Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Ryan), a freewheeling, depraved faux intellectual and writer who inspires the repressed Simon to come out of his shell by writing a book-length poem. He also begins an affair with Fay, the two making love at the most awkwardly inappropriate moments. At Henry's goading, Simon timidly peddles his manuscript to an unscupulous publisher, setting in motion an unforeseen chain of events both tragic and hilarious.
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Genres
Drama
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Sony Pictures Classics
 • True Fiction Pictures
 • The Shooting Gallery
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Hal Hartley....Director
Writing
Hal Hartley....Writer
Production
Larry Meistrich....Executive Producer
Keith Abell....Executive Producer
Daniel J. Victor....Executive Producer
Hal Hartley....Producer
Cinematography
Mike Spiller....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Steve Hamilton....Film Editor
Music
Hal Hartley....Composer
Sound
Daniel McIntosh....Production Sound Mixer
Reilly Steele....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Steve Rosenzweig....Production Designer
Jocelyn Joson....Costume Designer
Claus Lulla....Make-up Artist
Cast
Thomas Jay Ryan....Henry Fool
James Urbaniak....Simon Grim
Parker Posey....Fay
Maria Porter....Mary
James Saito....Mr. Deng
Kevin Corrigan....Warren
Liam Aiken....Ned
Miho Nikaido....Gnoc Deng
Gene Ruffini....Office Bu˝uel
Nicholas Hope....Father Hawkes
Diana Ruppe....Amy
Veanne Cox....Laura
Jan Leslie Harding....Vicky
Chaylee Worrall....Pearl Age 7
Christy Romano....Pearl Age 14
Chuck Montgomery....Angus James
Melanie Vesey....Go-Go Dancer #1
Denise Morgan....Go-Go Dancer #2
Jill Morley....Afternoon Table Dancer
Paul Boocock....Steve
David Latham....Barry
Marissa Chibas....Newspaper Reporter
Julie Anderson....Woman Outside Store
Reggie Harris....Anchorman
Don Creech....Owen Feer
Camille Paglia....Herself
Maraya Chase....TV Reporter
Shoshana Ami....Young Woman in Library
Karen DiConcetto....Girl in Library #1
Tiffany Sampson....Girl in Library #2
Rachel Miner....Girl in Library #3
Paul Lazar....Doctor
Gretchen Krich....Nurse
Valorie Hubbard....Patty the Bartender
Dave Simonds....Bill
Fay Ann Lee....Lawyer
Paul Greco....Concierge
Blake Willett....Cop #1
Raymond Cassar....Cop #2
Katreen Hardt....Airline Ticket Clerk
Rebecca Nelson....Flight Attendant Lucy
Paul Albe....Angry Customer
Teenagers at World of Donuts
Vivian Bang
Brandon Boey
Claire Ritchie
Herbie Duarte
Toy Connor