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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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Lapper
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Storyline

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

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$9,838 (USA) (17 March 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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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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Deep, Dark, and Deadly
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Beautiful and underrated.
21 April 2002 | by (Newport News, VA) – See all my reviews

I like the earlier description of this movie as a life poem. I caught this totally at random on the Movie Channel last night, and was captivated enough to stick with it the whole way. There's really just a toally unique voice to the film, a poetry of narration that's meaningful without straying into pretension. There's also many hilarious moments from Wirey's middle-school days that are crude without being potty humor. It's sad that this movie is so low-rated. The fact that there are so many 1's makes me think the numbers are cooked- I can't see how anyone could see the movie as that abysmal. Sure, this is by no means a typical romantic comedy, but it is a very unique viewpoint of a very unique life, of a man whose very appeal comes from his detachment, a detachment he must overcome before it destroys him. Give this flick a chance. It came out of nowhere for me, and I feel the richer for it.


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