April 5, 2005 (wider release on April 29, 2005)
October 5, 2005 (Region 1 - North America)
Tribeca Productions, Southpaw Entertainment
Bob Yari Productions, Ovation Entertainment LLC
Lions Gate Films
It's 1973, and Tommy is a 13-year-old boy living in New York's Greenwich Village with his mother, who is still coming to terms with the death of her husband. Tommy's best friend is Pappass, a mentally challenged man in his thirties who is the same emotional age as Tommy; Pappass delivers meat for a local butcher, and Tommy helps him out. Tommy has discovered women, and has a crush on Melissa, a cute girl in his class, but Pappass isn't much interested in the opposite sex, and can offer little advice on the subject. Tommy's lone confidante on this issue is Lady Bernadette, a woman locked up in the nearby Women's House of Detention who offers advice shouted from her window. When Pappass begins to realize that Tommy is falling for Melissa, he's convinced he's losing his best friend, and in a moment of anger he steals a bicycle. Tommy tries to protect Pappas by claiming he was the thief, leading to a series of serious repercussions. Years later, Tommy is a grown man who leaves his home in Paris, France, to pay a visit to the old neighborhood and come to terms with the life he left behind.
Tommy don't like girls.
I'm not retarded anymore.
Really. I went from retard to challenged. Who knows what I'll be next?
I was supposed to be normal, but I didn't get enough oxygen when I was born.
Ah yeah, people are getting cheap with the tips or you boys went to the movies. Do you know why your mother died, son? She killed herself because she had a retarded son. Isn't that right?
She was hit by a car.
She walked in front of a car because she had a retarded son.
She was drunk.
She was drunk because her son was retarded.
She was drunk because she was married to you, you loser.
Up yours too.
Up yours too, sir.
Up yours too, sir, and good night.
Uhuhuh, not until you can pass a driver's test. When you can drive, then you can drink.
A lot of people haven't seen too many characters like that, with a high-functioning handicap." To play Pappass, Robin immersed himself in research, and says there was plenty of material at his disposal. In addition, he worked with Duchovny and makeup artist Cheri Minns to achieve Pappass' look. "I had fake teeth and my ears pushed forward to transform the face," he says. "There's a certain disorder where people look very elf-like, and we went with that one."
To play a 65-year-old man, Robin had to sit through 2 hours of make-up. He also had to wear a body suit that fills out his waist and chest to get that fat body. Robin has said that playing older roles is no problem for him.
See the world a little differently
You never know who your angel's gonna be
September 15, 2003 - November 3, 2003
Java Street and Lexington, New York City, NY
Paris, France (3 days)
April 29, 2005
September 7, 2005
September 23, 2005
January 27, 2006
May 5, 2006
July 7, 2006
December 24, 2008
El incomprendido (cable TV title)
En busca del pasado (DVD title)
Le prince de Greenwich Village (DVD title)
Reflexos da Amizade
Film clip featuring Robin, Zelda and Anton
24 MB, QuickTime required (right click & "Save Target As...")
1.6 MB Zip file (right click & "Save Target As...")
$36,371 (2 theaters)
28 days / 4 weeks
May 12, 2005