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Director:
Writer (WGA):
David Beaird (written by)
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Release Date:
28 September 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some men were never meant to marry... See more »
Plot:
After a series of bad relationships, a man orders a mail order bride and receives more than he bargained for. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins See more »
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Great Film! Where's a Distributor for it!! See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Patrick Warburton ... Max Bright

Marie Matiko ... Mai Ling

Simon Callow ... Mr. Wroth

Austin Pendleton ... Jaurice

Jennifer Tilly ... Dr. O'Shannon

Kurt Fuller ... Berdette

Eric Roberts ... Arlis

Keith Diamond ... Jackson
Rick Mali ... Timo
Constance Hsu ... Mrs. Wroth
Bryan Clark ... Justice of the Peace
Erryn Cleaver ... Erin the Makeup Artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monique Coppola ... Gabby Client (scenes deleted)

Leland Crooke ... Buddy DeHare

Cathryn de Prume ... Helen

Nora Dunn ... Mary Jane

Nicole Gian ... Claudine

John Glover ... Ogden

Carol Kane ... Temple

Terence Knox ... Officer Riggs

Missi Pyle ... Cop
Renee Ridgeley ... Amber
Paul Taegel ... Hugo

Shawn David Thompson ... David Law
Justin Ipock ... Church member (uncredited)

Sophia Santi ... Cop (uncredited)

Nicole Sciacca ... Officer Marquelies (uncredited)

Directed by
David Beaird 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Beaird (written by)

Produced by
Shevonne Durkin .... co-producer
Paul Etheredge .... co-producer
Robin R. Oliver .... associate producer
Michael Roth .... co-producer
Brad Warshaw .... associate producer
Steven J. Wolfe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Greg Ellis 
 
Cinematography by
Dean Lent 
 
Film Editing by
Shawn David Thompson 
 
Production Design by
Fred Cline 
 
Set Decoration by
Linnea Pattillo 
 
Costume Design by
Bethan Land 
 
Makeup Department
Josh Martin .... key makeup artist
Maya Murakami .... key hair stylist
Debra Schrey .... key makeup artist: Patrick Warburton
 
Production Management
Adam Fike .... post-production supervisor
Steven J. Wolfe .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brett Dos Santos .... second assistant director
Donna Fewell .... second assistant director
Robin R. Oliver .... first assistant director
Tregg Rustad .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Karey Green .... assistant set decorator
Maria Higgins .... property master
Timothy Kelley .... graphic design & computer screens
Brian Kindregan .... storyboard artist
Brian Kindregan .... visual consultant
Chiyo Kindregan .... production illustrator
Paul Taegel .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Monroe Cummings .... additional sound mixer
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen M. Galvin .... adr editor
Stephen M. Galvin .... dialog editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Steve McCarty .... sound editor
Matthew Nicolay .... production sound mixer
Chris Ostler .... sound recordist
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
John Peccatiello .... foley coordinator
Griffin Richardson .... sound mixer
Cathleen Rowland .... sound effects editor
Galen L. Senogles .... sound effects editor (as Galen Senogles)
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Thomas .... sound mixer
Noel Vought .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Ron Trost .... special effects
 
Stunts
Robert G. Goodwin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Robert Bradshaw Bennett .... best boy electric
Anthony Borton .... key grip
Steven D'Arcangelo .... grip
Roger Deforest .... gaffer
Edward Green .... assistant camera
Matt Michaels .... additional best boy electric
Adam Peabody .... gaffer
Josh Siemens .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Brad Warshaw .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judi Kelly .... set costumer
Jenny Wunderlich .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
April Larson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daniel Pinder .... score mixer (as Dan Pinder)
 
Other crew
Adam Fike .... production coordinator
Stephen A. Mintz .... location manager
Martin Quaden .... production assistant
Robert Shirreffs .... script supervisor
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language including sexual references, some sexuality and graphic nudity
Runtime:
USA:107 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: During the standoff at the store, the gun Max is holding jumps from one hand to the other.See more »
Quotes:
Max Bright:[to caretaker] The next time you see me, you forgive me if I don't hold up my end of the conversation.See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Great Film! Where's a Distributor for it!!, 26 September 2006
Author: discovision from Los Angeles, CA

Although there are plot points that you could drive a truck through, this is a well thought out script and the acting is uniformly great. Patrick Warburton really gets to show us his acting chops as the cement headed misogynistic Max Bright and Marie Matiko as Mrs. Bright is the perfect counterpoint to his bluster. Special kudos to Eric Roberts as the long faithful friend. There is Warburton's impressive full frontal nudity that arrives on the scene even before the opening credits roll, but even this robust titillation quickly fades once the story is under-weigh.

On the whole I am completely baffled why this little gem of a film has languished in the Never Never Land of "Can't Find a Distributor". For those that care to search it out, it is available on DVD in Australia in the PAL format. It's a legit pressing, but looks like a work print was used for the transfer. It was filmed on video and transfered to film which doesn't help either.

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