IMDb > A Better Place (1997)
A Better Place
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

A Better Place (1997) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow)


User Rating:
7.0/10   927 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Vincent Pereira (written by)
View company contact information for A Better Place on IMDbPro.
A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Shocking but excellent film See more (32 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Directed by
Vincent Pereira 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vincent Pereira  written by

Produced by
Paul Finn .... producer (as Paul C. Finn)
Scott Mosier .... executive producer
Vincent Pereira .... producer
Kevin Smith .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Ferentino 
Mikael Jorgensen  (as auto vs. pedestrian)
Andres Karu 
Thomas Andrew Misner  (as auto vs. pedestrian)
Ben Reed 
Cinematography by
Ian Dudley 
Film Editing by
Vincent Pereira 
Makeup Department
Tony Mandile .... special makeup effects artist (as Anthony Mandile)
Production Management
Liz Finn-Arnold .... production manager (as Lizbeth Finn)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liz Finn-Arnold .... assistant director (as Lizbeth Finn)
Sound Department
Phil Benson .... supervising sound editor (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Danielo Garcia .... sound recordist
David Glaser .... sound mixer (original 16mm mono mix)
Eric Grissom .... boom operator
Dan McGee .... boom operator
Scott Mosier .... sound editor (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Juan Peralta .... sound re-recording mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Gary Rizzo .... sound mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Jim Von Buellow .... sound mixer (original 16mm mono mix)
Special Effects by
Tony Mandile .... special effects (as Anthony Mandile)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Friedman .... grip
John Keating .... first assistant camera
Alethea Pape .... second assistant camera
Robert Rasmussen .... additional first assistant camera (as Rob Rasmussen)
Editorial Department
Paul Finn .... assistant editor (as Paul C. Finn)
Liz Finn-Arnold .... assistant editor (as Lizbeth Finn)
Other crew
Justin Bintliff .... production assistant
Liz Finn-Arnold .... script supervisor (as Lizbeth Finn)
Mary Hamill .... production accountant
Neil LaRosa .... stand-in: Joseph Cassese
Bryan W. Strang .... production assistant
Chris Parry .... special thanks
Brian Quinn .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (theatrical print)

Did You Know?

Two of the working titles were "The Happy World of Bunnies" and "Total Peace".See more »
Ryan:Where did you come from? The happy world of bunnies?See more »
Planet XSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Shocking but excellent film, 22 February 2002
Author: sandspider1 from London, England

I purchased this film because I am a huge fan of Kevin Smith. When I purchased it, I did not hear very much about it, but was amazed when viewing. A Better Place is a film you think you will hate but end up enjoying it. From the start when Barret finds his Dad I was shocked but was gripped and had to keep watching. Anyone who is a fan of viewaskew productions or independent films should watch this.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (32 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for A Better Place (1997)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
New Edition dblearon04
Where's Robert DiPatri now? Pi1987
I thought this movie was great redmoonblaze
Hidden Commentary dblearon04
Is the dvd in widescreen? samhain4000
remind you of. Loser_kid_x182x
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Nowhere Carrie Freeway Gran Torino Mean Creek
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.