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The Battle of Shaker Heights -- For troubled high school senior Kelly Ernswiler (Shia Labeouf) life is war - or at least an incredible simulation! With all the difficulties in his real life, Kelly has found just one true escape: losing himself in fantasy reenactments of World War II's epic battles.
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Shia LaBeouf ... Kelly Ernswiler (as Shia La Beouf)

Elden Henson ... Bart Bowland

Amy Smart ... Tabby

Billy Kay ... Lance

Kathleen Quinlan ... Eve

Shiri Appleby ... Sarah

William Sadler ... Abe

Ray Wise ... Harrison

Philipp Karner ... Maurice / German Soldier

Anson Mount ... Miner Weber
Dale R. Simonton ... Todd / German Soldier (as Dale Simonton)

Michael McShane ... Mr. Norway

Hattie Winston ... Principal Holmstead

Rick Cramer ... German Officer / Mr. Thomas

France Nuyen ... Xiou-Xiou Ling
Ellis Williams ... Charlie Hayes (as Ellis E. Williams)

Kate Hendrickson ... A.D.

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Mathilda (as Dana Wheeler Nicholson)

Max Van Ville ... Infantryman #1

Michael Reid MacKay ... Skinny Guy

John Prosky ... Director
Justin Thomson ... Infantryman #2 / Gunter

Rachel Winfree ... Angry Woman

Merritt Yohnka ... Attacker #1

Pete Turner ... Attacker #2

Gary Hymes ... Attacker #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erica Beeney ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Alex Casadonte ... Military Extra (uncredited)

Mimi Chen ... Daughter (uncredited)
Alli Danziger ... Student (uncredited)

Theresa Deveaux ... Nurse (uncredited)

Mike Dunn ... German Soldier #1 (uncredited)

Jesse Heiman ... (uncredited)
Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg ... New Girl (uncredited)
Courtney Vine ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Directed by
Efram Potelle 
Kyle Rankin 
Writing credits
Erica Beeney (written by)

Produced by
Ben Affleck .... executive producer
Jeff Balis .... producer
Matt Damon .... executive producer
Joel Hatch .... executive producer
Joel Hatch .... line producer
Marc Joubert .... associate producer
Alex Keledjian .... associate producer
Chris Moore .... producer
Rick Schwartz .... executive producer
Larry Tanz .... associate producer
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
Cinematography by
Thomas E. Ackerman 
Film Editing by
Richard Nord 
Casting by
Stacie Goodman  (as Stacie Goodman-Binder)
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
Lisa K. Sessions 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Penaranda 
Costume Design by
Bega Metzner 
Makeup Department
Laura Leppanen .... makeup department head
Tijen Osman .... key hair stylist
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... hair department head
Production Management
Andrea Wertheim .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis T. Benatar .... first assistant director (as Dennis Benatar)
Meredith Rose .... second second assistant director
Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg .... first assistant director: second unit (as Barbara T. Rothenborg)
Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg .... second assistant director (as Barbara T. Rothenborg)
Art Department
Christopher Elledge .... set dresser
Sean O'Connell .... set dresser
Freddy Waff .... lead man
Raymond Waff .... set dresser
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Kevin Banks .... sound effects editor
Stephen Barden .... supervising sound editor
Todd Beckett .... sound effects editor
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Alex Bullick .... sound editor
Christian Carruthers .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Florimbi .... sound mixer
Jamie Gould .... re-recording assistant
Sterling Moore .... boom operator
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Jill Purdy .... adr editor
Trent Richmond .... dialogue editor
Nathan Robitaille .... sound effects editor
John Sievert .... foley artist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Mike Welker .... sound editor
Marilee Yorston .... foley assistant
Special Effects by
John Ziegler .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Erik Dehkhoda .... digital artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (as Christopher Dusendschön)
Chris Ervin .... digital effects artist
Adam Hawkey .... lead compositor: iOFilm
Keith Adams .... stunt double: Shia LaBeouf
Michael Hugghins .... stunts
Tom McComas .... stunt coordinator
Todd Schneider .... stunts
Pete Turner .... stunt rigger
Michael Owen .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Cantor .... set lighting best boy
Matt Chubet .... Steadicam operator
Linda Gacsko .... assistant camera
Shawn Greene .... rigging gaffer
Steven Hiller .... camera operator
Andrew B. Horton .... lighting technician
Matt Kennedy .... camera loader
Richie Metcalfe .... grip
James Renner .... assistant to camera department
Dylan Rush .... electrician
Kirk Tedeski .... video playback coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denny Colliver .... costume supervisor: men
Emmy Taylor .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Sharon Wong .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Peter Soldinger .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Doug Dovichi .... transportation captain
Other crew
Chay Carter .... assistant: Mr. Affleck
Mauni P. Caves .... location manager
David B. Clark .... assistant to producer: Mr. Balis
Adam Gelvan .... production assistant
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Amanda Hayward .... assistant: Mr. Moore
Wendall Hinkle .... assistant location manager
Christopher Kahn .... production accountant
Kim T. Le .... assistant production office coordinator
Sandra Lee .... product placement & marketing (as Sandra Gabrych)
Colin J. O'Hara .... assistant: Mr. Damon (as Colin O'Hara)
Peter K. Orr .... armorer
James Roland .... key set production assistant
Erin Rott .... assistant to director
Babette Stith .... script supervisor
Lauren Suarez .... production assistant
Peter Vitale .... production assistant
Jen Wall .... production coordinator
Danny A. White .... medic

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Rated PG-13 for language and some drug references
USA:79 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Shia LaBeouf had to learn to drive a stick shift for this film.See more »
Continuity: When Kelly is talking to Miner just before the wedding starts, the epaulet on his jacket goes from being untucked to tucked under the collar even though both of his hands are on the bicycle.See more »
[first lines]
Maurice:[in German] I have to take a leak.
Kelly:[holding a knife to his neck from behind] Ssh.
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References First Blood (1982)See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Stop the Battle, I want to get off., 22 August 2003
Author: Ironboundfw from United States

Having missed Project Greenlight ONE, and it's movie Stolen Summer, I happened to get addicted to part 2, and religiously, obsessively watched it. so in this HOT SUMMER day, I headed to the Loews Cineplex in Lincoln Center to see it.

What Miramax feeds us, is just one of the most horrendous teenage films, I have ever seen. It doesn't have a personality. It seems to want to please everyone. But in the process manages to please no one. it's like a sequel to Mandy Moore's How to Deal, only without the heart that Mandy Moore brought to it. Mandy Moore's How to Deal, understood, that it was a drama with light moments, and gave in to it's dramatic moments. Shaker Heights ran away from it's dramatic moments, moments, that I think would have served the movie well.

And so many of the slower scenes reminded me of a wonderful television show called "Once and Again" except that the writing in "Once and Again" was top notch. The comedy includes all the cliches: The teenage rebel (been there, done that), who has a bully after him (ooohhh the originality), and who goes off on teachers who are dumber than him (well, I haven't seen that before. NOT.) The rich friend, he falls in love with rich friends sister, he has his heart broken, he grows up a little bit, and then it all comes to it's oooohhh so bland conclusion.

two things I really find fascinating: Chris Moore states that, The Hollywood system probably does work, keeping the talented in, and the non-talented out. One has to wonder, why Chris Moore is IN. American Pie is not exactly something to build an artistic career on. The last one, Ben Affleck on the phone gives advice and talks about what it takes to make a good film. At the very same time this took place, I can only imagine that Gigli was in post-production.

Project Greenlight is a failure only because of the people leading it. Not because of the people who enter it.

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