- Actors: John-Luke Montias, Susan Mitchell, Vincent Vega, Norman Middleton, Gilbert Glenn Brown
- Directors: John-Luke Montias
- Writers: John-Luke Montias
- Producers: Chris Matonti, Gill Holland, J.C. Davidson, J.D. Matonti, Julia Coppola
- Format: Color, Digital Sound, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full length, Full Screen, NTSC, Import
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: Trinity Entertainment
- Release Date: Oct. 4 2005
- Run Time: 89 minutes
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- ASIN: B000BGQUIO
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Bobby G. Can't Swim [Import]
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What do you call Bobby G.? What genre? I simply call Bobby G. a street-movie. Yeah, it's kind of film-noir, it's kind of comedy, it's kind of gangster flick; but in my mind street-movie can encompass all of those.
What appeal did Hell's Kitchen have for you? I've always been drawn to that area for some reason. It's an interesting mix of people and things. The neighborhood has really changed over the past five years, but it still has a unique feel to it. When I walk around there I feel hope and I feel sadness. That typifies New York for me. You get a sense that a lot of stuff has "gone down" there.
How did you raise moneys for Bobby G.? The bar I worked at in Hell's Kitchen was populated with all kinds of characters; Regular Joe's, hookers, dealers, pimps, union officials, you name it. The characters that filled the place were an inspiration for the story. When some of the regulars heard I was trying to raise money to shoot this flick, they pitched in to help me. None of them knew anything about the film industry, and I told them they might never see their money back. But the idea a lot of them went into it with was "I've blown money on dumber things". They helped me because they had good hearts and believed in me. I was very touched by that. I also got money from some fellow-bartenders and used money of my own. That got it in the can. After that, my sources were tapped out. We went for almost a year with no way to finish the movie. Then the Santa Barbara festival screened us as a work in progress, Variety reviewed it, and everything changed. We got the money to finish shortly thereafter.
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