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  (in credits order)

Bradley Cooper ... Jeff

Colleen Porch ... Kenna
David Gail ... Martin
Morgan Klein ... DJ Sweaty

Kurt McKinney ... Mortie (Kenna's Father)
Shauna Vatovec ... Young Kenna
Andy Scott ... Bosco The Clown

James Martin Kelly ... Big Shelly K
Jerry Alan ... The Pilot
Ed Carine ... Uncle Davey
Rossyln Hicks ... Maid with Dentures
Jeff Beltz ... Confused 'mark' in Bar

Ashlee Payne ... Lauri (Kenna's Friend)
Caree Davis ... Ann (Kenna's Friend)
Rob Coleman ... Hot Sauce Dealer
John Langley ... Hot Sauce Neophyte
Martin Klein ... Cracker Sniffer
Aaron Berger ... Numerical Situation Guy
Ken Turkel ... Eighth Grade Dance Man
Gina Forlano ... Kenna's Roommate

Julie Reifers ... Gallery Owner
Sam Beam ... Inpatient Weight Room Guy
Adrian Mojica ... Weight Room Spotter
Carol Klasek ... Jeff's Mother
Taed Moses ... Young Kenna's Friend

Jennifer Shumaker ... Aunt Charlee

J.C. Loader ... Gina
Kacy Ross ... Super K
Taewa Saniga ... Super K Dancer
Stephanie Levey ... Super K Dancer
Dennis Oravec ... Cowboy
Lucretia Austell ... Cowboy's Girlfriend

William Haze ... Jason (Martin's Friend)
Rene J. Gonzalez ... Martin's Father
Mary González ... Martin's Mother (as Mary Gonzalez)
Krystal DeLeon ... Martin's Niece (as Krystal Deleon)
Sal Rinella ... Martin's Brother #1
Rick Lopez ... Martin's Brother #2
Zahyra Lebron ... Martin's Sister
Max Nicolini ... Martin's Grandfather

Britt George ... Tim (Martin's co-worker)
Richard Wayne Blackburn ... Peggy Sue (as Richard Blackburn)
Melanie McCulley ... Martini Guy's Girlfriend

Alana De La Garza ... Woman ordering shots (as Alana de la Garza)
Wade Boggs ... Nick
Stacey Longoria ... Nick's Girlfriend
Victoria Bass ... Kathy (Kenna's Mother)
Lucy Moore ... Waitress
Alisha Pergola ... Young Kathy
Dooster Knight ... Caller #1
Rick Bronson ... Officer Kosper

Marc Macaulay ... Sargeant
Will Knight ... Cop
Mike Simpson ... Officer Draper
Brinson Harris ... Jail Extra
Anthony Buotempo ... Jail Extra
Dan Mockensturm ... Dan (WMNF DJ)
Lanny Fuettere ... Officer Accepting Bail
Rafael McVicker ... Martin's Infant
Skye Davidowicz ... Little Girl
Kristen Davidowicz ... Little Girl's Mother
Thomas Davidowicz ... Little Girl's Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew Danecki ... Jeff's friend at Art Show
Kristen Davidowicz ... Little Girl's Mother
Skye Davidowicz ... Little Girl
Thomas Davidowicz ... Little Girl's Father
Mary Gonzalez ... Martin's Mother
Rosslyn Hicks ... Maid with Dentures
Zahyra Lebron ... Martin's Sister
Stacy Longoria ... Nick's Girlfriend
Rafael McVicker ... Martin's Infant
Dan Mockensturm ... DJ Dan
Adrian Mojica ... Weight Room Spotter
George Molina ... Martini Guy
Max Nicolini ... Martin's Grandfather
Jill Curran ... Waitress (uncredited)

Dean Napolitano ... Georgie (uncredited)

Directed by
Morgan Klein 
Peter Knight 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Morgan Klein 
Peter Knight 

Produced by
Rob Allen .... co-producer
Lisa McVicker .... associate producer
Original Music by
Martin Klein 
Molly Knight Forde 
Cinematography by
Rob Allen 
Film Editing by
José E. Alvarez 
Casting by
Brendon Blincoe 
Liz Lewis 
Production Design by
Jodi Muller 
Pamela Tocco 
Art Direction by
Jodi Muller 
Set Decoration by
Aaron Allen 
Makeup Department
Kelly Nagle .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steve Lasky .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rhonda Davis .... second assistant director
Mirella Martinelli .... first assistant director
Derek Spilman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Pete Curry .... props
Pete Curry .... set dresser (as Peter Curry)
Mic Knight .... lead man
Mic Knight .... property master
Diana Philips .... set dresser
Stephanie Polo .... set dresser
Sound Department
Michael Barnitt .... sound recordist (as Mike Barnitt)
Mike Barnitt .... sound
Steve Tanner .... boom operator
Jeff Norton .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Samuel Beam .... best boy
Rick Bronson .... grip
Jason Coté .... video assist
Erik Curtis .... assistant camera
Erik Curtis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tom Ellis .... grip
Michelle Hemion Griffis .... third electrician (as Michelle Hemion)
Larry Hevessy .... genny operator
Andy S. Montejo .... steady cam operator
Evan Nelson .... key grip
Dennis Oravec .... best boy electric
Diana Philips .... still photographer
Mike Simpson .... still photographer
Sarah Stoltzfoos .... still photographer
Grab Szenas .... gaffer
Grab Szenas .... key grip
Casting Department
Brendon Blincoe .... casting assistant
J.C. Loader .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chris Tocco .... costume assistant
Pamela Tocco .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Eddie Koehler .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Steve Valdez .... driver
Other crew
Chris Buck .... cam-mate operator
Diana Philips .... consultant: carnival
Kim Reimer .... key locations
J.R. Von Schondorf .... production coordinator
Dorothy Adler .... thanks
Langdon Adler .... thanks
Lucretia Austell .... thanks
Christopher Ball .... thanks
James Barker III .... thanks
Steven Chadwell .... thanks
Robert Fyvolent .... thanks
J. Bryan Guyton .... special thanks
Bernard Hochberg .... thanks
Gill Holland .... thanks
Martin Klein .... thanks
Sheldon Klein .... thanks
Peter O. Knight .... thanks
Will Knight .... thanks
Kenneth Kubik .... thanks
Roger Kumar Jr. .... thanks
Riverson Leonard .... thanks
Steven Marmalstein .... thanks
Byrne Marston .... thanks
Mark Moon .... thanks
Hal Mullis .... thanks
Joseph Paniello .... thanks
William Schifino .... thanks
Ken Turkel .... thanks
Mark Wright .... thanks

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Rated R for sexual content and language
93 min | USA:87 min
Sound Mix:
USA:R | USA:R (certificate #46467)

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I've been hoodwinked!!, 2 July 2011
Author: Dave Stewart from United States

We couldn't even make it through the first 15 minutes of this pile of sophomoric dung. I've seen better acting and more compelling story lines in bad porn. Don't let the crooks that released this on video get another dollar from you simply because it has Bradley Cooper in it eight years before he got lucky and was cast in Hangover. Bradley cooper is a stiff, unskilled, dope in this movie. His acting is pathetic and yet still better than the others in the movie. This is simply something someone found lost on the floor amidst a pile of bad Pauly Shore movies for the last 9 years. Their greed coaxed them into releasing it on video with the hopes of suckering in a bunch of people to unknowingly fork over a couple bucks to taint their DVD players with this festering pus-filled boil of shame. I was hoodwinked. I hope you read this review before you're hoodwinked too.

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