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Wirey Spindell (1999)

A whimsical look back at the life of a man who is nervous about his upcoming wedding.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wirey Spindell
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Wirey, age 17
Devin Matthews ...
Wirey, Junior High
Zane Adlum ...
Wirey, age 8
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Tabitha
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Samantha
Jennifer Wiltsie ...
Wirey's Mom, Young
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Wirey's Mom, Mature
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Wirey's Father
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Judy
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Mean Teacher
John Deyle ...
Principal Dickens
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Robby-present day
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Ernesto (as Melvin Rodriguez)
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A semi-autobiographical tale of Eric Schaeffer, who as Wirey Spindell, is seeing a marriage counsler with his future wife because he is nervous about his upcoming wedding. Together, they remember some of Wirey's life and the sexual misadventures of his youth. Written by Simon Hova <ShimonH@hotmail.com>

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He's having more second thoughts than he's had second dates.

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21 January 2000 (USA)  »

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$1,234 (USA) (28 January 2000)

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$9,838 (USA) (17 March 2000)
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In what is suppose to be the year 1969 a sign for the Broadway show "Chicago" can be seen on the Howard Johnson's restaurant in Times Square in Manhattan. That show didn't open until 1975. See more »

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Lovers On Earth
Written by Steve Conte
Performed by Crown Jewels
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Disappointing
22 June 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

I've been looking forward to watching "Wirey Spindell" since having happened across Schaffer's "Fall". Unfortunately, I found "WS" to be a wandering, unengaging, boring bunch of claptrap pieced together with, what apparently is Schaeffer's signature, a mix of story, narration, and poetry. The film recounts the sexual and other experiences of a Manhattan man about to be married through self-narrated flashbacks. Like beads on a string, Schaffer apparently has strung together every little sexual life experience, while neglecting to tend to the beauty of the necklace. The result is a disjointed rambling story about a boy growing up which fails to engender empathy and leaves the viewer disconnected, unsatisfied, and with a bad after taste which taints the mechanical feel-good ending. A mediocre indie and a step backward for Schaeffer.


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