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Television that Home Video Forgot: Cracking Up (2004)

6 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cracking Up

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Created by Mike White

Produced by 20th Century Fox, Brad Grey Television

Aired on Fox March 9, 2004- April 5, 2004

Series ran 6 (of 12) episodes over one season (6 unaired)

Cast

Jason Schwartzman as Ben Baxter

Jake Sandvig as Preston Shackleton

Molly Shannon as Lesley Shackleton

Christopher McDonald as Ted Shackleton

Caitlin Wachs as Chloe Shackleton

David Walton as Liam Connor

Show Premise

Ben Baxter is a psychology major in college, where he takes on a child client as his term project. As part of the assignment, Ben agrees to move in with the child’s family in order to analyze his psychosis, but he quickly discovers that his patient isn’t really the one that he should be studying—it’s the rest of his family that are the real textbook mental cases. Ben becomes intrigued by the family and all their neurosis until he is overwhelmed by the »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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2014 Independent Film Week Includes Latest From Barry Jenkins, Alistair Banks Griffin, Passon, Frammartino & Landes

23 July 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

On the heels of the 39th edition of the Toronto Int. Film Festival (Sept 4-14), Ifp’s Independent Film Week is where a plethora of fiction, non-fiction and new this year, web-based series from the likes of Desiree Akhavan and Calvin Reeder find future coin. Sectioned off as projects at the very beginning of financing to those that are nearing completion, there happens to be tons of Sundance alumni in the names below. Among those that caught our attention we have Medicine for Melancholy‘s Barry Jenkins’ sophomore feature, produced by Bad Milo!‘s Adele Romanski, Moonlight is about “two Miami boys navigate the temptations of the drug trade and their burgeoning sexuality in this triptych drama about black queer youth”. Concussion‘s Stacie Passon digs into the thriller genre with Strange Things Started Happening. Produced by vet Mary Jane Skalski (Mysterious Skin), this is about “a woman who has »

- Eric Lavallee

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