Premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2005.
RELEASE DATE: 11/11/2005
STARRING: David Schwimmer, Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Dick Cavett, Steve Schirripa, John Krasinski
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Matt Mulhern
DUANE HOPWOOD (David Schwimmer) is a down-on-his-luck divorced father who works the night shift as a pit boss at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City. Heartsick about the demise of his marriage to Linda (Janeane Garofolo), Duane does nothing much in his daily life but work and drink. When his visitation rights are threatened after he’s caught driving while intoxicated with his daughter in the backseat, Duane confronts the realization that the time has come to get his life back on track before he loses everything.
A moving and humorous look at the limits of unconditional love, what defines a family, and how we’re all responsible for our own happiness, DUANE HOPWOOD is the story of a man who comes back from the brink, and is finally able to celebrate life in all its imperfections.