Archive of films Rick / Rick
2003, 100 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
The story of Rick, a cynical and merciless executive from the New York financial district; his teenage daughter Eve; his arrogant boss, who instead of working spends his time talking dirty in internet chat rooms; and a friend with a tempting proposal.
Rick (Bill Pullman) is a cynical, merciless executive in the marketing business, who works in New York’s financial district. He has not, however, always been like this. At one time he was the sort of guy you would probably really have liked. A devoted husband and loving father, he lived in a lavish Park Avenue apartment paid for by a high-powered corporate job. He had a sharp sense of humour and enjoyed a chilled, well-prepared martini. But the world has gone wrong for Rick. His wife is dead, and his teenage daughter Eve, on the verge of womanhood, has become distant. His job gets more and more degrading with each passing day: Duke, his boss, is a young aggressive punk who forces Rick to his knees – literally. Duke spends his time in internet chat rooms talking dirty, while Rick has to do the dirty work. And it seems that Rick can’t even have a martini in this town without getting cursed by an enemy...or hearing a sinister proposal from an old friend.
About the director
Curtiss Clayton has worked as an editor on over twenty features, including Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho and To Die For. He also edited such films as Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo ‘66, Jonathan Kaplan’s Brokedown Palace, Lisa Krueger’s Committed and Jon Favreau’s Made. Rick marks Clayton’s feature directorial debut.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Lisa Rinzler|
|Cast:||Bill Pullman, Aaron Stanford, Agnes Bruckner|
|Contact:||Kew Media Group|