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  (in credits order)
Ken Finkleman ... George Findlay

Peter Keleghan ... Jim Walcott
Christian Potenza ... Chris
Jeremy Hotz ... Jeremy

Karen Hines ... Karen
David Huband ... Bruce

Reagan Pasternak ... Amanda, George's Assistant

Leah Pinsent ... Diane

Atom Egoyan ... Himself
Mary Crosbie ... Pippa Gainsborough
Donna Goodhand ... Rich Wife
Nancy Beatty ... Trimbell

Robert Lantos ... Himself

Mark Forward ... The Cannibal

Kedar Brown ... Security

Boyd Banks ... Martin

Debra McCabe ... Casting Person

Vik Sahay ... Third A.D.

Shawn Thompson ... First A.D.
Barry Stillwell ... Detective
Dan Murphy ... Dan
Tony Nardi ... Producer
Douglas Bell ... Executive #1
Johanna Schneller ... Executive #2
Leah McLaren ... Leah McLaren

Simon Reynolds ... The Writer

Kim Huffman ... Julia / George's Young Mother

Larissa Laskin ... Larissa

John Neville ... George's Father
Abe Cohen ... Young George
Ray Richardson ... The Inkspots
James Holler ... The Inkspots
William Eller ... The Inkspots
Erwin Payne ... The Inkspots
Dan Warry-Smith ... P.A.

Jason Blicker ... Himself
George Seremba ... Himself
James Gardiner ... Autograph Hound #1

Richard Howland ... Autograph Hound #2
Melissa May ... Woman getting out of car
Paulette Sinclair ... Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adam Chuckryk
Addison Wylie ... Young George's Brother

Directed by
Ken Finkleman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Finkleman 

Produced by
Jan Peter Meyboom .... producer
Cinematography by
Joan Hutton 
Film Editing by
David Wharnsby 
Production Design by
Paul Ames (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Fiona Andrew 
Kevin Haeberlin 
Production Management
Colin Brunton .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cindy L. Irwin .... trainee assistant director
Matt West .... third assistant director
Sound Department
Allan Fung .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry O'Hanley .... key grip
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer
Casting Department
Nicole Hilliard-Forde .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Branko Vasovic .... assistant editor
Other crew
Sophia Male .... assistant to director
Vera Santamaria .... production secretary

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fans of Finkleman will enjoy it., 18 July 2003
Author: Raleon

Most of Ken Finkleman's work has an acquired taste. You have to like his will for artistic creativity and also understand his satiric outlook. The acting is great, though I wish Mark Farrell was in it. But the one thing that sets this apart from the regular Newsroom series is that he goes further to play with satire and reality, this time using his surrealist approach. This is what I'd say to be the best part of the movie, though others who do not accept Ken Finkleman's art over his satiric comedy may be bothered by it. Basically, if you just like the Newsroom series and probably haven't heard of anything else Ken Finkleman has done, you might not like this one. It's not the Newsroom, but just as the title says, it's an escape from it. Others who appreciate Finkleman's body of work, and would probably pay to see him direct a jean commercial if he ever did one (ya right), it is they who would get the most from this.

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