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Backseat -- A "coming of age" story where two old friends flee from New York City on a three-day road trip to Montreal, Canada to escape their problems.
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A "coming of age" story where two old friends flee from New York City on a three-day road trip to Montreal, Canada to escape their problems. | Full synopsis »
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Excellent, unique story in a male roadtrip format See more (2 total) »


Josh Alexander ... Colton
Starla Benford ... Patty
William Bogert ... Dad

Robert Bogue ... Ben (as Rob Bogue)

Christopher Carley ... Guy at Party (as Chris Carley)
Jeffrey Carlson ... Jason

Helen Coxe ... Honey
Glenn Daniels ... Casting Director

Aubrey Dollar ... Shelle

Malcolm Goodwin ... Ricky

Will Janowitz ... Frankie
Alan Katz ... Other Guy at Party
Sarah Lord ... Candi

Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Andres (as Daniel Mastrogiorgio)
Mark Rosenthal ... Henry
Jane Summerhays ... Mom

Directed by
Bruce Van Dusen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josh Alexander 

Produced by
Josh Alexander .... producer
Robert Bogue .... associate producer
Casey Cummings .... executive producer
Henry Hardaway .... executive producer
Terry Leonard .... producer
Jeff Mooallem .... executive producer
John Textor .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Ari Issler 
Film Editing by
Gavin Cutler 
Andy Keir 
Casting by
Eve Battaglia 
Production Design by
Amanda Ford 
Costume Design by
Amanda Ford 
Makeup Department
Ashley Hanson .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Gary Granger .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Granger .... first assistant director
Adam Howard .... second assistant director
Art Department
Olenka Denysenko .... props
Doni Dusan Lucas .... swing
Genevieve Palmieri .... swing
Hyo Park .... set dresser
Sound Department
Joshua Anderson .... production sound mixer
Michael Furjanic .... foley artist
Michael Furjanic .... sound designer
Matt Gundy .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryant Musgrove .... boom operator
Matthew Polis .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Polis .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Fader .... still photographer
Darren Frohlich .... key grip
Pete McGill .... gaffer
Nate Ranger .... assistant camera
Liz Sales .... camera loader
Walter Strafford .... best boy electric
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hillary Nasin .... wardrobe assistant
Music Department
Glen Caplin .... music supervisor
Jonathan Fine .... music supervisor
Other crew
Daniel Cerruti .... production assistant
Judge Finklea .... key production assistant
Rachelle Gibson .... script supervisor
Nancy Kagan .... production coordinator
Richard Lear .... location manager
Sammy Leonard .... set production assistant
Faisal Toor .... assistant production coordinator
Aya Cash .... special thanks
John K. Duncan .... thanks

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, unique story in a male roadtrip format, 16 June 2006
Author: ssheremata from United States

I was lucky to have had the chance to see this fim at the 2006 Atlanta Film Festival, where the main character and director were both present- and I got an autograph. Though there are some who compare this film to Sideways, amazingly enough, the screenplay was written before Sideways was heard of, in 2001. Backseat is a roadtrip movie for the 20-30 year old generation, an East Coast version, one with likable characters that the audience can vest an interest in and come to care about fully. It's unpretentious, non-sleazy and hits on the reality of male friendships that goes deep below the surface level of a couple of guys talking about "chicks". Watch for this film on the festival circuit or in theatres if someone is wise enough to pick it up soon. It's wonderful.

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