Walking to the Waterline

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Walking to the Waterline
Walking to the Waterline.jpg
Directed by Matt Mulhern
Produced by Ron Kastner
Lemore Syvan
Written by Matt Mulhern
Starring Matt Mulhern
Alan Ruck
Matthew Broderick
Hallie Foote
Music by David Wilcox
Cinematography Kurt Lenning
Edited by Steve Silkensen
Distributed by Porchlight Entertainment (foreign markets)
Release date
  • June 13, 1998 (1998-06-13)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.


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