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A group of Los Angeles teenagers meet every week at their local diner to discuss their latest misadventures in their miserable lives. | Add synopsis »
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Scott Bloom ... Brad

Kevin Connolly ... Jeremy

Tobey Maguire ... Ian

Leonardo DiCaprio ... Derek

Jenny Lewis ... Sara
Meadow Sisto ... Juliet

Marissa Ribisi ... Tracy

Amber Benson ... Amy
Andre Berryman ... Band
John Brooks ... Band

Jeremy Sisto ... Bernard
Jeffrey Connor ... Band
Toledo Diamond ... Acid Jazz Artist
Walter Davis ... Band
Paula Verise ... Solo Artist

Kiva Dawson ... Dancer
Wendy Fowler ... Dancer (as Wendy R. Fowler)
Zepha Zoe Ober ... Dancer

Marisa Ryan ... Anna
Jerry Swindall ... Leon
Stephanie Cambria ... Flo (as Stephanie Friedman)

Byron Thames ... Don

Heather McComb ... Constance
Phyllis Brooks-Daniels ... Heavy-Set Woman

Branden Morgan ... Rod the Mechanic (as Branden R. Morgan)

Bethany Ashton Wolf ... Grace Forrester (as Bethany Ashton)
Robert Zimmermann ... Luke

Ethan Suplee ... Big Bum
Dale Wheatley ... Little Bum
Marissa Borsetto ... Slapper
Cool Breeze ... Slappee

Nikki Cox ... Karen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Traci Burgard ... Hot Chick in car (uncredited)
Amy Chance ... (uncredited)
Alexander Vara ... Coffee shop guy (uncredited)

Directed by
R.D. Robb 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bethany Ashton Wolf  (as Bethany Ashton)
Tawd Beckman 
R.D. Robb 
David Stutman  based in part on play "The Saturday Night Club"
David Stutman 
Dale Wheatley 

Produced by
Bethany Ashton Wolf .... associate producer (as Bethany Ashton)
Jerry Beckman .... executive producer
Tawd Beckman .... co-producer
Mathew P. Ettinger .... co-producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Niels Rask Larsen .... executive producer
Gary A. Lowe .... producer
Thomas Mai .... executive producer
Jerry Meadors .... executive producer
John Schindler .... line producer
David Stutman .... producer
Dale Wheatley .... producer
Original Music by
Blake Soper 
Cinematography by
Steve Adcock 
Brian Bellamy 
Film Editing by
Paul Heiman 
Nabil Mechi  (as Nabil Mehchi)
Production Design by
Lou A. Trabbie III 
Art Direction by
Bruce Bellamy 
Makeup Department
Martina Kohl .... key makeup artist
Randy Westgate .... makeup artist
Production Management
Artie Glackin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Traci Burgard .... first assistant director: Coffee House
Lesli Lytle .... second second assistant director
Sound Department
Tomas Arwe .... re-recording mixer
Asser Borgen .... sound editor
David Hadder .... boom operator
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
Kurt Peterson .... boom operator
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bellamy .... director of photography: coffee house crew
Andrew Bikichky .... second assistant camera
Jonah Blechman .... still photographer
Lance Mitchell .... first assistant camera
Selvyn Price .... assistant camera
Peter Rieveschl .... camera operator: second unit coffee house crew
Editorial Department
Gregers Dohn .... trailer editor
Jeffrey Graham .... assistant editor
Paul Heiman .... second editor
Helle Tang .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Other crew
Alexander Vara .... production assistant (as Alex Guevara)
Toby Wilkins .... title designer
Paul Fleck .... thanks
Brian R. Keathley .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

As a result of a lawsuit brought by stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire (settled in 1999), this film cannot be shown commercially in the USA or Canada.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Near the end before Derek kicks over the table in the bar he is mouthing words but we don't get to hear what he is saying.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)See more »
Do The PanicSee more »


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19 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Hypnotic naturalism and cigarette smoke, 28 January 2005
Author: gen_bj from Australia

If you like naturalistic films, then this film is for you. If you are mesmerised by smoke rising from your cigarette, then this film is for you. Hell, if you appreciate independent film, then there is no point in excluding this one.

Headed by a talented young cast including some of the most famous male actors of Generation X, do not expect the typical mindless American mash that fills up the majority of the shelving space in our video stores. Notably, Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire accomplish creating characters that are polar to the characters the audience has come so use to seeing them play. These are in no way the finest performances of the cast so far, but the characters are sharp, interesting and well executed.

Don's Plum contains a hypnotic plot that is completely absent of seen-before action sequences and predictable twists. It is a simple story of a group of friends, the issues that they have had, are having and will have in time to come. The themes brought up throughout the film are relevant to every posse - homosexuality, comradeship, loyalty, ethics, morals, tolerance etc. Most importantly, the viewer is encouraged to arrive at a point of self reflection, as the characters so frequently do in the toilet mirror throughout the film.

Shot in black and white, the emotion of the actors is intensified almost dissolving the other physical elements of the film into insignificance. The acting is unconstrained, even impulsive at times, blurring the line between the character and the actor playing them. The use of sound and music is cleverly executed, with silence and the effect it can have when arriving upon a group of people, playing a major role. The other elements in the film are nowhere near a breakthrough, but are overall appropriate.

If you want to feel motivated to stay in touch with friends or if a favourite of yours is in the cast, get off the couch and watch it. Even if these don't apply to you, there is no harm in checking it out to roast some appreciation of the cast and crew's efforts in a unblemished independent film.

Don't press stop as soon as the credits appear...

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