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      R Released Apr 13, 2001 1h 38m Drama List
      83% Tomatometer 42 Reviews 61% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A collegian befriends various crew members (Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Robert Forster) while working a summer internship at sea. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Though not much happens plot-wise, Lakeboat still has a lot to offer for fans of Mamet.

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      Emanuel Levy Variety Based on Mamet's experience as a freighter on the Great Lakes while a grad English lit student, Mantegna's screen version is so dramatically inert and artistically shapeless resulting in an uninvolving memory film. Rated: C Aug 28, 2006 Full Review Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel Watching it, you come to understand what it is that Mamet has been true to all these years. Rated: 4/5 Mar 7, 2002 Full Review Moira MacDonald Seattle Times As drama, it's not much; as a meditation on language and storytelling, it's a treat. Jan 4, 2002 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 3/5 Oct 8, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 21, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Wm W Live on Lake Michigan. Father worked on Great Lakes. Every crew member aboard was dedicated, professional. No one in movie works, or prepares for next port. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Audience Member MANTEGNA: Hey David, I'm thinking of trying my hand at directing. Can you write something for me? MAMET: Sure Joe. PFFFFFFTTTTTT!!!!!! Here ya go! MANTEGNA: Thanks. (Despite my rating, there is a small possibility this movie is great) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is awesome! nothing but pure hardcore swearing for the whole movie! Starts Denis Leary, Peter Falk and George Wendt. Plus i know the old guy at the end of the movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A must for anyone who ever went to sea. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member awesome film, flippen funny, really awkward! i loved it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A collegian befriends various crew members (Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Robert Forster) while working a summer internship at sea.
      Joe Mantegna
      Joe Mantegna, Tony Mamet, Morris Ruskin
      David Mamet
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      RKO Pictures
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 13, 2001, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 3, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 38m
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