Lakeboat is a 2000 American drama film, adapted by David Mamet from his 1970 play of the same name, directed by Joe Mantegna and starring Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Denis Leary and Andy García.
|Directed by||Joe Mantegna|
|Written by||David Mamet|
|Produced by||Eric R. Epperson|
|Edited by||Christopher Cibelli|
|Music by||Bob Mamet|
|Distributed by||One Vibe Entertainment|
A young man, Dale Katzman, a college student from an Ivy League school "near Boston" takes a summer job as the night cook in the galley of the Seaway Queen, a lake boat bulk carrier on the Great Lakes for a Chicago-based steel concern. Dale's predecessor, Guigliani, endured a particularly violent end while on terra firma, the cause and nature of which is speculated by the other crew members. Dale, and the audience, gets to know each of them, including: Fireman, who reads voraciously when not "watching the gauges"; Fred, who imparts his unique, politically incorrect philosophy regarding women on the young man; and, especially, Joe Litko, a 23-year veteran of the seas, who sees much of himself in Dale. The dialogue is Mametspeak at its most raw, as secrets are shared, picayune matters are debated, and fantasies are laid out, vividly.
- Charles Durning as Skippy
- Peter Falk as The Pierman
- Denis Leary as The Fireman
- Robert Forster as Joe Litko
- J. J. Johnston as Stan
- Tony Mamet as Dale Katzman
- Jack Wallace as Fred
- George Wendt as First Mate Collins
- Andy Garcia as Guigliani
- Saul Rubinek as Cuthman
- Joe Mantegna as Guy at Gate (uncredited)
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