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Puddle Cruiser (1996)

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A student falls in love with a fellow student who is defending his buddies in university court. He "proves his love" (more like his masculinity) to her by playing rugby against her ex-boyfriend.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Zach
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Grogan
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Felix Bean
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Matt
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Freaky Reaky
Zach Chapman ...
Greg / WCOB Deejay
Alison Bower ...
Emily (as Alison Clapp)
Kayren Butler ...
Suzanne
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Bailiff (as Arik Ben Treston)
Jamison Selby ...
Traci Shannon
Charles Lloyd ...
Officer Reese
Leanne Cummings ...
Woman Jogger
Sally Brackett ...
Cup Dropper
James P.Q. Sperber ...
Pasta Fagioli
Patrick R. Heffernan ...
Lamb Chop / Rugby Player #4
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A student falls in love with a fellow student who defends him in university court. He proves his love to her by playing rugby with her ex-boyfriend. Written by Tristan Lawrence <tlawrence@pmsystems.com>

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Rated R for language, sexual content and brief drug use

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$160,000 (estimated)
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The cafeteria woman who answers the phone while Zach is trying to get in touch with the girl is actually Kevin Heffernan's mother. The man who plays the character of Pork Chop and one of the Rugby players is his brother. See more »

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Julie: Is Matt okay?
Grogan: He looks pretty good to me.
Julie: Well, does he have a girlfriend?
Grogan: No, no, no.
Julie: Cool.
Grogan: No girlfriend. He's too loyal.
Julie: What do you mean?
Grogan: Well, I think he's still married... Actually, I don't know if he's legally married. See he spent last summer in Natchez, Mississippi. Had a thing with a 12-year-old. I shouldn't be talking about this.
Julie: Twelve?
Grogan: See, they got married, and the cops found out, and, well, you know cops. That kinda ended it. They still write, though. Well, he writes. She's still...
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In the credits "Casting by Mink" is credited. Mink is Erik Stolhanske, one of the members of Broken Lizard and Mink is his nickname. He received a casting credit because open auditions were held in his loft See more »

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References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Overall a must watch
29 December 2005 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

This movie is not intended to be any sort of blockbuster or indie prodigy.

It was produced for roughly $250,000 and shows it. However, what it DOES do is show hidden raw talent these guys have. This movie won a award for a reason and while it didn't get picked up (I don't think it should have), it did prove that if given more money the Broken Lizard guys could produce something amazing (aka super troopers).

The movie itself is worth renting (I bought it for the audio commentary which is very interesting to me). Some of the jokes are dry and not funny but the few that are will have you out of the seat. The on going joke about the phone number is really clever and some of the one liners are just great and in Broken Lizard style (I love the answering machine).

If you take a chance to listen to the audio commentary you get a chance to see some of the real gems of the movie (such as did you know Steve Lemme was caught red handed breaking into the same cafeteria as a sophomore or that Jay Chandrasekhar really did get people to go see the northern lights to get a girl only to have them not appear - he did get the girl though).

This movie is rough and is not perfect but it is worth seeing.


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