Henry Poole Is Here

Synopsis: In a working class neighborhood in Los Angeles, a world weary Henry Poole buys a house, caring little about its lack of amenities. He drinks and eats pizza. Recent stucco work has left a brown stain in a patio wall, and, to Henry's irritation, Esperanza, a neighbor, is certain she can see the face of Jesus in the stain. She brings her priest, then others. Meanwhile, Henry hears his conversations replayed over the fence in another neighbor's yard: it's Millie, about 7, mute, clutching a tape recorder. He tells Millie's mom why he's sad and angry. The face on the wall seems to shed a tear of blood. Is Henry beyond feeling any emotion?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Mark Pellington
Production: Overture Fillms
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min


Oh, my.

Hope you haven't

been waiting long.

I'm usually

the first one here.

Sorry about that.

All right.

I think you're gonna like this

three-bedroom property, Mr. Poole.

Right through here, this bathroom

has been completely redone...

new tiles, new sink.

There are walk-ins

in every room.

And right through here

is the kitchen.

Look at this skylight.

That is nice.

And the cabinets, I believe

are original, which some

people really enjoy.

And if you follow me

to the backyard...

And, uh...

What about the other house?

The one down the street.

Oh, right.

Well, I made the offer

like you asked,

but they didn't

want to sell.

Yeah, that house

is not on the market.

I mean, did you tell them

that I'd pay whatever they wanted?

I did, Mr. Poole.

They live there.

They like it.

That's their home.

But anyway,

back to this place...

Let me just show you

this backyard.

Are you from California,

Mr. Poole?

The weather's so nice here.

A lot of Californians

spend time in their backyard.

And look at this...

there's plenty of room for a pool

- or a hot tub...

- How much?

Well, they're asking 325.

I'm sorry, could you

mind repeating that?

I just have trouble

with this ear.

Oh, I'm sorry. I was

saying they're asking 325.

Okay, I'll take it.


Mr. Poole, I'm pretty sure I could

get them to knock off 25 or 30.

I mean, look at this place.

It needs to be re-stuccoed and...

It's okay.

I'll pay what

they're asking.

But look at the place.

I mean, it needs paint

at the minimum

and the landscaping really

leaves a lot to be desired.

I'd like to pay

what they want.

No negotiating,

no repairs, just...

But Mr. Poole...

Mrs. Wyat,

you need to just

let this go. Okay?

The higher the price,

the bigger your commission.

- So...

- Okay, then.

(car starting)

(rock beat playing)

# Don't got a lot of time #

# Don't give a damn #

# Don't tell me

what to do #

# I am the man #

# If there's a God

up there #

# Something above #

# God, shine your light down here #

# Shine on the love #

# Love of the loveless #

# Love of the loveless #

# Don't have too many friends #

# Never felt at home #

# Always been my own man #

# Pretty much alone #

# I know how to get through #

# And when push comes to shove #

# I got something that you need #

# I got the love #

# Love of the loveless #

# Love of the loveless #

# Love of the loveless #

# The love of the loveless #

# All around you,

people walking #

# Empty hearts

and voices talking #

# Looking for and finding #

# Nothing #

# Don't got a lot of time #

# Don't really care #

# Not selling anything #

# Buyer beware #

# If there's a God

up there #

# Something above #

# God, shine your light

down here #

# Shine on the love #

# Love of the loveless #

# Love of the loveless. #

(doorbell ringing)

(ringing again)



I'm your neighbor from...

from next door,

Esperanza Martinez.

I just want to come by

and say hello,

um, welcome you

to the neighborhood.


Homemade tamales for you.


Thank you.

I used to be...

good friends with the man

who lived here.

I was actually

the one who found him.

Found him where?

- There in your kitchen.

- Oh.

He died of a heart attack.

Fue terrible.

It was terrible.

He had been laying there

for 10 hours, they think.

- Here?

- Yes.

We were good friends.

So where are you from?

Not here.


Thank you for

the tamales.

You're welcome.

Looks like you're burning.

- I am.

- Are you wearing any sunscreen?

Well, I would have called

before I stopped by,

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