Tim's character: Henry
Release date: January 22, 1998 (Sundance Film Festival)
Written & Directed by: Michael Di Jiacomo
Also starring: Mili Avital, Rod Steiger, Mickey Rooney, John Turturro
Animals is part reality, part mythic invention as it spins out a narrative which begins with a wonderful prologue depicting a team of French ethnographers who are filming a true eccentric, a tuba-playing toll keeper in the Utah desert. But the focus of the story is a disillusioned and world-weary New York cabbie, who, after being robbed, picks up an out-of-town fare and hits the road. It happens that the fare is the three members of the film crew from the prologue, now fifty years later, who want to go to Maryland and meet their long-lost friend. Thus begins a bizarre journey. When the cabbie parts their company and falls in love with a mysterious southern woman who lives on a pig farm with her brother and mother, his real quest begins.
From: The Sundance Film Festival Film Guide
Internet Movie Database listing
A review of the film