Walking to the Waterline
|Walking to the Waterline|
|Directed by||Matt Mulhern|
|Produced by||Ron Kastner
|Written by||Matt Mulhern|
|Music by||David Wilcox[disambiguation needed]|
|Editing by||Steve Silkensen|
|Distributed by||Porchlight Entertainment (foreign markets)|
|Release dates||June 13, 1998|
|Running time||100 minutes|
Walking to the Waterline is a 1998 American drama film written and directed by Matt Mulhern. The film premiered at the Florida Film Festival on June 13, 1998 but never was released theatrically in the United States. It was aired in heavy rotation by IFC, and is available at Amazon for rental or purchase.
Once a successful television sitcom star, Francis McGowan is now a struggling actor who returns to his family home on the Jersey Shore to sell it following his father's death. While there, he interacts with his agent Michael Woods, his childhood friend Duane Hopwood, and tour guide Lucy Bammer, with whom he drifts into a casual affair while his wife and children wait for him to return home.
This was Matt Mulhern's directorial debut. His sophomore effort, the 2005 drama Duane Hopwood, focused on one of the supporting characters he created for this film.
- Matt Mulhern ..... Francis McGowan
- Alan Ruck ..... Duane Hopwood
- Matthew Broderick ..... Michael Woods
- Hallie Foote ..... Lucy Bammer
- Jon Cypher ..... Fred Blumquist
- Hal Holbrook ..... Man on the Beach
- Beverly Archer ..... Pam Whitman
- Michael Boatman ..... Marshall