Taglines: A sly, seductive comedy.
In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in a pizza deliverer named Jonathan, an aspiring songwriter.
In the adjoining flat is August, an Austrian body sculptor who appears in a deodorant commercial and dreams big dreams. May takes a job delivering singing telegrams as a stripper, Jonathan invites Henry to tag along with him on deliveries, August gets into trouble with the police who call his father in Austria, and the friendships, frustrations, and love affairs of everyday life come to a head.
Echo Park is a 1986 American comedy-drama film set in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The plot follows several aspiring actors, musicians and models. The cast includes Tom Hulce, Susan Dey, Cheech Marin and Michael Bowen. Cassandra Peterson, better known as Elvira, has a brief cameo as a secretary. Echo Park was the final film of veteran actor Timothy Carey, who was best known for his roles in The Killing of a Chinese Bookie and East of Eden.
Echo Park (1986)
Directed by: Robert Dornhelm
Starring: Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Christopher Walker, Shirley Jo Finney, Cheech Marin, Cassandra Peterson, Timothy Carey, John Paragon
Screenplay by: Michael Ventura
Cinematography by: Karl Kofler
Film Editing by: Ingrid Koller
Costume Design by: Patti Callicott
Art Direction by: Bernt Amadeus Capra
Music by: David Ricketts
Distributed by: Atlantic Releasing Corporation
Release Date: July 25, 1986