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Apple Jack (2003)

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On the eve of Halloween, 1938, CBS radio reported UFO's in the skies over the United States. That same night, two notorious criminals escaped the maximum security prison at Macatawa... They... See full summary »

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Les Danyou
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On the eve of Halloween, 1938, CBS radio reported UFO's in the skies over the United States. That same night, two notorious criminals escaped the maximum security prison at Macatawa... They were never seen again. Apple Jack is a high brow story about low brow people caught in a divine intervention. Written by Mark Whiting

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radio | ufo | prison | halloween | criminal | See All (33) »

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God does not play dice with the Universe.

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Les Danyou: [exasperated, stops dragging the rowboat through the field] Moe, why? I mean why all this?
Moe Danyou: I don't know Les. I guess sometimes a man just gets in the way of himself. Like destiny or somethin'.
Les Danyou: I'm just tired of it rainin' on us all the time.
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Charming, witty, fun piece bound to launch more than a few careers!
25 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

APPLE JACK is a gem among the myriad of short-films that usually tour the

international festival circuit. Hopefully, this surprisingly refreshing original will fare better than its typical counterparts, garnering award-nominations across the board. With an ensemble cast that maximizes a contained story with larger than life implications, Whiting's directorial debut combines impressive writing with marvelous artistry.

Though major story-points pass quickly, Whiting successfully marries complex

voice-over with backstory and sepia-toned imagery. Visual effects are flawless, seamlessly woven with well-conceived frames. Piece garners high production

value from minimal locations. Casting couldn't be better. Overall, a masterpiece that's bound to become a cult classic, achieving critical acclaim on multiple fronts.


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