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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter Rooker / Cyrano
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Michael Degan / Christian
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Grace Hargrove / Roxanne
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Ken Zorbell
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Edwina Walters
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Mrs. Keene / Earlene
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Kippy Newberg
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Kirk
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Steve
Brian Urspringer ...
Scott
Kenny Jones ...
Ted (as Kenneth Jones)
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Susan
Pam Mahon ...
Julie
Ernie Garrett ...
Paul Fisher
Matt Salinger ...
Mal Gunn
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which wreaks havoc upon his life. Written by Anonymous

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Life has a role for everyone.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Caught in the Act  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,697 (USA) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

$20,149 (USA) (25 February 2005)
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Kippy Newberg: You're on the stage, and there we're all Cyrano, all loving with no hope of true love in return; all Roxanne, loving an illusion of love; all Christian, loving with words that are not our own; all imperfect. Parading or imperfections, in spite of our fears, with one thought in mind: to play true to the end. To risk all, and to be left with only that which is most dear.
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Referenced in The Hurt Locker (2008) See more »

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Downliner
Written and Performed by Jesse Malin
Courtesy of Artemis Records
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Sweet little film
17 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friend and I traveled pretty far out of our way to see this film, mainly because (a) the mainstream films that are being released fairly suck, and (b) she is visiting from Atlanta and misses a lot of indie films we get to see here in L.A.

This film made us laugh, and moved us (if only a little) and is a nice little film to see.

No, the cinematography is no great shakes and I really worried whether the lead actor could actually pull off "animated" or "alive" at any point in the movie - he barely pulled it off (if you close your eyes and wish really hard).

Still, it is nice that a small, sweet film like this can move the audience and make us laugh and think.

John Corbett is great in this (as always), and it's nice to see Sean Astin (a favorite of mine) being less than earnest (he's really an ass in this role).

Worth a look.


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