R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.
Sean Penn was the first choice for the role of Henry Chinaski.
Ice Plant Supervisor:
Chinaski! Hey! Chinaski, come on out here! You got a drivers license, don't you?
Henry Chinaski: Yeah.
Ice Plant Supervisor: I got a driver out sick today. We got some rush orders we need to get out right away. I need you to make these deliveries.
Despite being set in Los Angeles, the Minneapolis location is given away by the name of the racetrack: Canterbury Park.
£37,100 (UK) (20 November 2005)
$808,221 (USA) (10 December 2006)
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