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Scrapple (1998)

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Small time drug dealer Al Dean (Geoffrey Hanson) sells pot to his friends in the small Colorado ski town of Ajax, in hopes of raising enough money to buy a house for himself and his brother... See full summary »

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Beth Muller, Tom's Girlfriend
L. Kent Brown ...
Kurt Hinney, Summit Development
Grady Lee ...
Phil Brandel, Summit Development
Luc Leestemaker ...
Klauss, Drug Dealer
George Plamondon ...
Cy Sloan, Narc
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Meredith Arnow ...
Kris Peechick
Brian Beckham ...
DEA Agent
Bradley Blackwell ...
Loomin' Lou
Doug Bloom ...
DEA Agent
Jay Bodnar ...
Burgler
Ashley Boling ...
Striker
Sarah Bredell ...
Astral Laura
Richard 'Red' Brown ...
Eight Ball
Bunzy Bunworth ...
Errol McNamara, Aussie Bartender / Pig Catcher
Beth Childerd ...
Sunshine
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Small time drug dealer Al Dean (Geoffrey Hanson) sells pot to his friends in the small Colorado ski town of Ajax, in hopes of raising enough money to buy a house for himself and his brother, who is in the VA hospital. He will finally be able to afford the house once his shipment of "Nepalese Temple Balls" comes in. When they finally arrive, a pig named Scrapple, which was procured at a pig chase, eats the hash balls and Al finds himself drawn into a big time drug deal in order to purchase the house. Written by Sam McGauhey <zuckuss@jedinights.com>

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Perhaps the best representation of 1970s ski town life ever put on film.
11 March 1999 | by (Director of Ski Bummin' - Breckenridge, CO) – See all my reviews

I saw Scrapple at the 1998 Breckenridge Film Fest. The description of the film read, "Pigs, drugs, and ski bums." I was intrigued, to say the least, by what would be my favorite film of the festival.

The opening credit scenes had me believing I was watching a movie that was filmed in the mid '70s. By the second scene I knew I was in for a great film. Having lived in ski towns for the past 10 years, I can safely say that Scapple does an outstanding job of relaying the universal, timeless truisms of ski town life.

Entertaining, funny, and cinematically beautiful, the film sends a small message that hits close to home. During the story we fall in love with Al Dean, the king of blind luck, in his efforts to make things right.

This is a film that was put together remarkably well, especially for a first time, independent project. After seeing a movie like Scrapple, one wonders how this film isn't being distributed on a national level, when so many undeserving movies are. I suppose blame lies in the unenlightened viewing public and not in the quality of the film, as Scrapple is the most underrated film I have yet to see.

Kudos to the Hanson brothers for their grassroots efforts to get this movie seen by appreciative moviegoers.


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