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Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Penelope Allen ... Helen (as Penny Allen)

Erick Avari ... Alex

Alimi Ballard ... Derrick (as Alimi Ballard)
Joey Bilow ... Denis
Bruce Bohne ... Cranston
Robert Casserly ... Ray
Laurie Coleman ... Reporter

Chuck Cooper ... Jim

Blythe Danner ... Woman In Cab

Peter Falk ... Waldo

Mark Feuerstein ... Car Buyer

Heather Kafka ... Lisa

Peter Kalos ... Ghost
Christine Karl ... Liza
Merle Kennedy ... Tess

Claire Kirk ... Margaret

George Kuchar ... Vendor

Lyle Lovett ... Disc Jockey

John Carroll Lynch ... Dinner Guest

Don Meredith ... John Horton

Wayne Rogers ... Business Man
Michael Santoro ... Thunder

Peter Henry Schroeder ... Amon
Bill Stockton ... Michael
Maggie Walker ... Jen (as Maggi Walker)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Carradine ... Bus Driver (uncredited)

Keir Dullea ... (uncredited)

Jordan Elliott ... Young Tess (uncredited)

Jason Patric ... (uncredited)

Max Perlich ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Meredith 
Writing credits
Michael Meredith (written by)

Produced by
Philip Bligh .... executive producer
Robert Casserly .... producer
Brad Hillstrom .... executive producer
Christine U. King .... executive producer
Bill Stockton .... producer
Bruce Randolph Tizes .... executive producer
Suzanne Unrein .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bob Belden 
Cinematography by
Cynthia Pusheck 
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffmann 
Art Direction by
Scott Wittmer 
Production Management
Jason Michaels .... unit supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeremy C. Colfer .... second second assistant director
Brian Hughes .... second assistant director
Art Department
D.W. Kann .... set dresser (as David Kann)
Sound Department
Travis Call .... post-production sound recordist
David Ellinwood .... supervising sound editor
Alicia Francis .... boom operator
Lawrence Fried .... sound mixer
Doug Roberts .... sound effects editor
Jon S. Trebilcock .... additional sound
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
James L. Conway .... best boy grip
Timothy P. Reilly .... electrician
Editorial Department
Aaron E. Stanford .... assistant editor
Music Department
Evan Benjamin .... music editor
Other crew
Arthur Dix .... script supervisor
Ann Forshan .... publicist
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Jessica Jordan .... script supervisor
Ryan Shaffer .... production assistant
Aaron Wachholz .... production assistant
Wim Wenders .... presenter
Heather Wood .... script supervisor

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Rated R for language, some sexual material, drug use and disturbing content
98 min (Tribeca Film Festival)
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All Wet - Chekhov Goes To Cleveland, 14 October 2007
Author: NJMoon from United States

First, this is NOT a film of the Richard Greenberg play that Julia Roberts tanked in on Broadway; that is due in 2008. This film attempts to adapt six Anton Chekhov short stories into 72 hours in rain-soaked Cleveland. To say that it, too, tanks - would be an understatement. The joy of re-interpreting the great Russian author's smaller works must have pleased writer/director Michael Meredith more than it does the viewer. The six stories never intersect as one might expect, depriving the viewer of some sense of a dramatic fabric. If, perhaps, they had been played in a linear fashion, one following the other instead of inter-cut, the limited nature of their sad stories might have been a bit more satisfying. Or had Meredith let the viewer know that these were unconnected stand-alone stories based on existing stories, expectations for more might have been tempered. But as it is, six stories are just too many. Adding to the soggy woe, the majority of the simple tales are weighed down by lonely and unlikeable characters, the obvious and dreary 'umbrella' theme of a three day rainstorm, and some highly uneven playing by the actors. Limited to short-story characters, most of them strive in vain to create even the most basic character arc. THREE DAYS OF RAIN will inevitable be compared to CRASH (it pales) and - all too soon - Richard Greenberg's far more intriguing narrative.

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