Choke

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Original title Choke
Category Comedy, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2008
Production Country
Directors Clark Gregg
Cast Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Sam Rockwell, Clark Gregg, Brad William Henke, Bijou Phillips, Gillian Jacobs, Chuck Palahniuk, Heather Burns, Matt Gerald, Joel Grey, Paz de la Huerta
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Synopsis

From maverick author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club) and breakout new writer-director Clark Gregg comes the subversively comedic tale of Victor Mancini, con artist, sex addict, Colonial village re-enactor, angst-filled son, serial restaurant choker . . . and unsuspecting romantic antihero for our unsettling times. Victor (Sam Rockwell), in an effort to pay for his demented mother's (Academy Award® winner Anjelica Huston) private healthcare, engages in a brazen scam. While dining in upscale restaurants, he deliberately chokes on his food, allowing himself to be “saved” by wealthy good Samaritans who grow so close to him in the wake of their heroic Heimlich Maneuvers, they lavish him with cheques. His day job at a historical theme park is no more conventional; and when he isn't busy being a put upon Pilgrim, gagging violently or visiting the mother who doesn't recognize him, Victor is cruising sexaholic recovery meetings for action.