Lakeboat (film)

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Directed byJoe Mantegna
Produced byEric R. Epperson
Tony Mamet
Joe Mantegna
Morris Ruskin
Written byDavid Mamet
StarringCharles Durning
Peter Falk
Denis Leary
Andy García
Roberta Angelica
Music byBob Mamet
CinematographyPaul Sarossy
Edited byChristopher Cibelli
Distributed byOne Vibe Entertainment
Release date
Running time
98 minutes
United States

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.[1]


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.

Box office[edit]

The film earned $5,159 on a limited release in the United States.[2]


  1. ^ "Lakeboat". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  2. ^ "Lakeboat (2001)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-04-13.

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