Permanent Midnight
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Permanent Midnight

Year:
Duration:
88 min
Genres:
Biography | Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.3
Director:
David Veloz
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1999-04-23
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $260,562 (USA) (20 September 1998)
Gross: $1,166,199 (USA) (8 November 1998)
Cast
Actor
Character
Ben Stiller
Jerry Stahl
Maria Bello
Kitty
Jay Paulson
Phoenix Punk
Spencer Garrett
Brad / Tim from Mr. Chompers
Owen Wilson
Nicky
Elizabeth Hurley
Sandra
Lourdes Benedicto
Vola
Fred Willard
Craig Ziffer
Chauncey Leopardi
Jerry at 16
Mary Thompson
Grandma Whittle
Charles Fleischer
Allen from Mr. Chompers
Liz Torres
Dita
Douglas Spain
Miguel
Janeane Garofalo
Jana Farmer
Sandra Oh
Friend
Scott Williamson
Gary Warren
Cheryl Ladd
Pamela Verlaine
Jerry Stahl
Dr. Murphy
Peter Greene
Gus
Nancye Ferguson
Nurse
Sam Anderson
Dr. Olsen
Regina Nichols
Scrub Nurse
John Prosky
Cop
François Giroday
Peter (as Francois Giroday)
Andy Dick
'Damian', Talk Show Guest
Ren Hanami
TV Host (uncredited)
Daniel Hartley
Benny (uncredited)
Lainie Kazan
Jerry's Mother at Funeral (uncredited)
L. Christian Mixon
Tough Guy (uncredited)
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Trivia
Actor Charles Fleischer, best known for playing Roger Rabbit, has the small role of Allen from Mr. Chompers. According to the book, Permanent Midnight, Jerry Stahl wrote an unaired television pilot as a vehicle for Fleischer.
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The fictional television show "Mr. Chompers" was based on author Jerry Stahl's experience writing for ALF (1986). The other television series was based on Stahl's experiences on Twin Peaks (1990) and Moonlighting (1985), and its star was apparently based on Cybill Shepherd.
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Jerry Stahl:  The real Jerry Stahl has a cameo as Dr. Lazarus. ("Lazarus" is on his name plate on his white coat.)
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Goofs
When Jerry is at the methadone clinic, the doctor is checking boxes on a form he's filling out. The questions he asks Jerry do not match the boxes he checks.
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After Jerry picks up his daughter from Sandra to babysit her (at approximately [1:01:40]), he can be seen driving down the road sitting on the right hand side of the car. This is not consistent with other scenes in the movie and furthermore, the driver is clearly not Ben Stiller.
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Quotes
Nicky: If I were Percodan where would I be?
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Jerry: You know what's mortifying? Smack is like the leisure suit of the nineties. Instead of wrecking dad's Buick on prom might, these little suburban fucks are coping habits and OD'ing in the rec room.
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Jerry Stahl: People always ask, "What's the worst thing heroin drove you to do?". I always answer, "showing up on Maury."
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Photos from cast
Connie Nielsen