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Cast

  (in credits order)
Lyssa Aruda ... Alden Girl
Kris Andersson ... Desk Clerk

Orson Bean ... Mr. Bowen
Al Berman ... Corpse

Regan Burns ... Mr. Alden
John Patrick Clerkin ... Doctor

Barry Corbin ... Senator Dorm
George Czarnecki ... Caucasian Bar Patron (as George Cznarecki)
Isabelle Dahlin ... Smooth White Boys Girlfriend

Michael Dorn ... Tar

Evan Ellingson ... Alden Boy (as Evan Ellison)
Kyle Gates ... Smooth White Boy

Ernie Grunwald ... Jukebox Guy

Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Alden
Tomica S. Jenkins ... Charlene (as Tomica Jenkins)

Leslie Jordan ... Jake Bennett

Adoni Maropis ... Louis

Michael McLafferty ... Bush

Carsten Norgaard ... Race

Dwayne Perkins ... African-American Bar Patron

Richard Riehle ... Starnes

Valente Rodriguez ... Simone

Geno Taylor ... Deacon (as Eugene 'Geno' Taylor)
Ian Spencer ... Policeman

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Butcher Boy

Mychal Wilson ... Prince
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Blair Underwood ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
David Portlock 
 
Writing credits
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David Portlock 

Produced by
Carsten Norgaard .... co-producer
Jill Silverthorne .... co-producer
Jill Silverthorne .... line producer
Geno Taylor .... producer
Mychal Wilson .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Ryan Folsey 
 
Casting by
Justine Hempe 
Kevin Scott 
Sherry Thomas 
 
Production Design by
John Shea 
 
Costume Design by
Ernesto Martinez 
 
Makeup Department
Vera Zay .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dave Zimmermann .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terri Carsley .... second assistant director
Bettina Godi .... first assistant director
Cory Paulos .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Terri Carsley .... second assistant decorator
Dave Zimmermann .... property master
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bango .... first assistant camera
Lance Dickinson .... lighting technician
Pauline Edwards .... camera loader
Terry Meadows .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lily Scott .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Brad Colerick .... music supervisor
Dave Curtin .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Joseph E. Jones .... driver
Sonny Martinez .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Karen Paulos .... production assistant
Mychal Wilson .... entertainment attorney
Mychal Wilson .... producer's representative
 

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France:93 min
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Was the first film financed with help from the Small Business Adminastration's Guranteed loan program.See more »
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References "The Addams Family" (1964)See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
bzzz....., 5 November 2003
Author: L_Miller from United States



Did you ever own one of those electric football games as a kid? Were you like me, and no matter how carefully you brushed those stupid combs on the bases and arranged the players, your carefully painted Vikings and Packers just wound up kind of milling around in the middle of the field with no purpose while the kids on the box were executing option Is and play-action passes?

This is independent filmmaking by someone who really wants to execute a trick play, be a kid on the box like Quentin Tarantino and/or Kevin Smith. A "wacky" caper about kidneys and drugs that "pushes the boundaries" by having characters say dialogue like "I think our Cuban friend with the butt fetish just bought a vowel!" and making people with Hispanic accents quote Speedy Gonzalez at gunpoint.

If you dig this kind of thing (or really want to see Michael Dorn without his makeup turning in a really relaxed and casual acting job - he has some real presence which is completely wasted here) then this is your movie. Otherwise, huge waste of time unless you worked on it or have a friend who did. Wants to be observational but just winds up being a bunch of caricatures standing around in a parking lot waving guns, quoting Marvel Comics and exchanging racial insults.

If you turn up the volume you can hear the field buzzing in the background. Sorry, dude. Sincere but too flawed for a recommendation.

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