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Two college graduates who find themselves stuck behind the counter of a pizza parlor while their friends move on struggle to find a new direction for their lives. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Peter Facinelli ... Phil Fazzulo
Andy Berman ... Howard Gurtler
Rob DeFranco ... Steve Fagan

Gary Wolf ... John Foley

Dash Mihok ... Dennis Nolan

Richard Libertini ... Mr. P

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Deb Freidman

Gina Philips ... Kristen Barrett

Jennifer Jostyn ... Beth Taylor

Frank Medrano ... Sal Lombardo

Jensen Daggett ... Susan

Matthew Lillard ... Adam Ginesberg

Shanna Moakler ... Cheryl Tangeray

Charlotte Ayanna ... Allison Fazio (as Charlotte Lopez)

Marc Bossley ... Tommy Spahn

Stephanie Brown ... Michelle Itzo
Gerald Jennke ... Michelle Itzo's Neighbor
Richard Markovich ... Michelle Itzo's Neighbor

Michelle Burke ... Kristen's Friend (as Michelle Thomas)
Stephanie Thomas ... Kristen's Friend
Andrea Tiano ... Maria (Sal's Sister)
Mike Muldoon ... Jerry (Sal's Brother-in-Law)

Jack Rourke ... Murph

Lorin Eric Salm ... Lettuce Man
Barbara DeFranco ... Lombardo's Customer
Carl Logic ... Lombardo's Customer
John Bachelder ... Lombardo's Customer (as John Batchelder)
Stephen 'Bundy' DeFranco ... Lombardo's Customer / Bundy
Stacy Mahoney ... Lombardo's Customer / Telephone Montage

Paul Anthony ... Rough Stranger
Kerri Kleiner ... Allison's Friend
Olivia Mandel ... Allison's Friend
Liz Reese ... Telephone Montage
Brian O'Sullivan ... Telephone Montage
Gabrael Wilson ... Telephone Montage
Jennifer Foley ... Amy
Kate McGarry ... Bundy's Woman
Vickie Vogel ... Bundy's Woman (as Vicki Vogel)
Christopher DeFranco ... Tough Guy
Glenn Foley ... Tough Guy

Jon Cellini ... Tough Guy
Joe Crusco ... Police Officer
Mike Clarke ... Police Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jennie Garth ... Amber (uncredited)

Clint Howard ... Customer (uncredited)
Angella Kaye ... Customer (uncredited)

Neal McDonough ... Eddie (uncredited)

Rick Rossovich ... McQueeney (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob DeFranco 
Writing credits
Denis Flood (story) &
Marc Palmieri (story)

Rob DeFranco (written by) and
Marc Palmieri (written by)

Produced by
Christopher DeFranco .... executive producer
David DuPuy .... producer
J.P. Pettinato .... executive post-production producer
Alyssa Weisberg .... associate producer
Original Music by
Sean Hall 
Russ Landau 
Tom Romero 
Cinematography by
Mark Doering-Powell 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Cates 
Louis Cioffi 
Casting by
Alyssa Weisberg 
Production Design by
Sandra Espinet  (as Sandy Espinet)
Costume Design by
Andrea Tiano 
Makeup Department
Dara Jaramillo .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael R. Holm .... second second assistant director
Lawrence Kane .... assistant director
Art Department
Gabrael Wilson .... property master
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Dave Chertock .... dialogue editor
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor
Scott C. Kolden .... sound re-recording mixer
Brandon Kubisen .... sound mixer
Seth McCook .... boom operator
Joel E. Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Ambrose .... gaffer
Kiely Cronin .... first assistant camera
Tom Jensen .... camera operator
Richard Swindell .... dolly grip
Editorial Department
Dea Vise .... post-production coordinator: Miramax
Music Department
Stuart C. Bailey .... music supervisor
Other crew
Lisa Gal .... production assistant
Steve Harshfield .... accountant
Mark Lovedale .... production assistant
Brian O'Sullivan .... assistant to director
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
Joseph DeFranco .... special thanks
Jennie Garth .... special thanks
Clint Howard .... special thanks
Neal McDonough .... special thanks
Rick Rossovich .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and brief strong sexuality
94 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Moving but not funny, 8 March 2008
Author: cg-cgeorge from United Kingdom

Films are like fires, they start with a spark, warm up and build up the heat or they splutter out and die. This film is somewhere in between; there is a fire burning but it is just that someone comes along once in a while and throws cold water on it. To begin, the film is not really a comedy, it is a serious drama with light-hearted moments. Without the lighter moments you fear the story would be too heavy. What it really comes down to is whether you can empathise with the perfectly cast Dash Mihok as Dennis Nolan. If you've ever found yourself alone out in the yard at night wondering where life went wrong you will click in with Dennis and enjoy the story. So often Mihok manages to convey his pain and confusion without words, so you either understand him or you don't. The film so neatly sets out his problems and then neatly provides the answers. But like all films, there are the scenes we would like removed; the opening monologue by Peter Facinelli is painful and Jennifer Love Hewitt grossly over acts her minor part. The worst is a scene in a club where glamorous females sit alone at tables awaiting for any male to come up and sort out their life. This scene should be put back in the Male Fantasy file where it belongs, but apart from that it offers an original story and some brilliant acting (especially Jennifer Jostyn) though Facinelli's character is too shallow to show his great ability. I might add the original title 'Telling You' is perfect; I cannot believe that anyone who saw it would name it 'Love Sucks as it is marketed in the UK.

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