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  (in credits order)

Marcus Thomas ... Peter Rooker / Cyrano

John Corbett ... Michael Degan / Christian

Amy Smart ... Grace Hargrove / Roxanne

Sean Astin ... Ken Zorbell

Clare Higgins ... Edwina Walters

Patty Duke ... Mrs. Keene / Earlene

Allan Corduner ... Kippy Newberg

J.W. Crawford ... Kirk

Victor Morris ... Steve
Brian Urspringer ... Scott
Kenny Jones ... Ted (as Kenneth Jones)

Orianna Herrman ... Susan
Pam Mahon ... Julie
Ernie Garrett ... Paul Fisher
Matt Salinger ... Mal Gunn
Nurmi Husa ... David Nicolette

Greg Germann ... Roger

Shea Curry ... Mary Anne

Nicholas Forbes ... Andrew
Michael Teufel ... Male Sewer
Michael Mendelson ... Actor

Al Corley ... Guy in Line
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marsha Carlton ... Actor
Francisco Diego Garcia ... Actor
Stephanie Greig ... Hot Girl at Bar

David Emerson Jackson ... Extra (as David Jackson)

Mad Martian ... Guy At Bar

Susan Moen ... Actor
Mark Richert ... Theater Audience
Barry Seltzer ... The Sign Man
Megan Amram ... Extra (uncredited)
Brandon Carmody ... Rival Theater Actor (uncredited)
Eddie Eagle ... The Stranger (uncredited)
Galen Flinn ... Jim - Set Designer (uncredited)
Tommy Peters ... Guy at funeral (uncredited)

Directed by
Al Corley 
Writing credits
Rodney Patrick Vaccaro (written by) (as Rodney Vaccaro)

Produced by
David Arquette .... producer
Craig Borden .... producer
Mark Burton .... producer
Jonathan Dana .... executive producer
Kim Olsen .... associate producer
Bart Rosenblatt .... producer
Original Music by
Rob Cairns 
Cinematography by
Carl Nilsson 
Film Editing by
Axel Hubert 
Production Design by
Stephen J. Lineweaver 
Art Direction by
Mark Haack 
Set Decoration by
Teresa Tamiyasu 
Costume Design by
Julia Caston 
Christina Mongini 
Makeup Department
Terri Ewton .... press junket: key hair stylist
Terri Ewton .... press junket: key makeup artist
Eva Lohse .... hair assistant
Eva Lohse .... makeup assistant
Kelley Mitchell .... key hair stylist
Kelley Mitchell .... key makeup artist
Christine Steele-Smith .... makeup artist
Jennifer Wills .... makeup artist
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Michael D. Jones .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Jason Halley .... second assistant director: second unit
Jason Halley .... second second assistant director
Jill Hoppy .... additional second assistant director
Aaron Walters .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ken Erck .... lead scenic artist
Betsy Goslin .... property master
Ellen Lepinski .... scenic artist
Ellen Lipinski .... scenic artist
Don Lundell .... construction coordinator
Nicholas Mariani .... set dresser
Dan Schaefer .... storyboard artist
Amanda Steen .... on-set dresser
Amanda Steen .... set dresser
Tim Swope .... graphics
Teresa Tamiyasu .... buyer
Harold 'Willy' Wilson .... construction coordinator
Chris Pfeifer .... props: graphics (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... re-recording mixer
Matthew T. Duncan .... sound recordist
Paul Hackner .... sound editor
Eddie Kim .... sound editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Matthew Nicolay .... sound mixer
Jesse Nordhausen .... boom operator
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Terry Rodman .... re-recording mixer
Richard E. Yawn .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Jerry L. Buxbaum .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Chris Ervin .... digital effects artist
Lanmana Parys .... digital effects producer
Mike Uguccioni .... digital compositor
Jerry L. Buxbaum .... stunt coordinator
Michael Marx .... fencing master
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Best .... best boy electric
Jonathon Bradley .... gaffer
Ronald K. De torres .... lighting console programmer
Jim Dunn .... best boy grip
Jeff Ettlin .... grip
Nate Goodman .... camera loader
Matt Hall .... electrician
Wes Houle .... rigging gaffer
Brent Kellerman .... electrician
Jason Keyes .... electrician
Rick Lord .... best boy electric
Dave Muskeni .... electrician
John Nichols .... grip
Daniel Pasley .... grip
Rainy Rau .... second assistant camera
Michael Shocklee .... first assistant camera
Scott Spiker .... still photographer
Joel Stirnkorb .... key grip
Shawn Sundby .... camera operator
Mark Tomlinson .... grip
Joe Vitellaro .... grip
James WilderHancock .... dolly grip
James WilderHancock .... still photographer
Casting Department
Megann Ratzow .... casting: Portland
Megann Ratzow .... extras casting
Laverne Springer .... co-extras casting
Laverne Springer .... key extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Layli Conway .... wardrobe intern
Kami Gray .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Frank Pass .... colorist
Location Management
David Barr .... location assistant
Thomas M. Gage .... location assistant
Kathleen Lopez .... location manager
Music Department
Barklie K. Griggs .... music supervisor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Joe Privitelli .... music editor
Jeff Vaughn .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Lisa Espinoza .... car driver
Steve Evans .... driver
Bart Heimburger .... transportation coordinator
Tommy Laughlin .... driver
Brendan McKeon .... driver: honeywagon
Greg McVey .... driver
Robert Platt .... driver
Tom Platt .... driver
Joe Soleberg .... driver
Bernard Szymanski .... driver
Other crew
Emily Wallace Avent .... chef assistant
Barry L. Caldwell .... script supervisor
Steve Evans .... production assistant
Diana Hammons .... office production assistant
Jennifer Hundis .... assistant production coordinator
Karen Jo Irvin .... executive assistant to producers
Kelly Jackson .... craft service
Matt Jebbia .... production assistant
Heather Jenkins .... extras coordinator
Brian Lancaster .... production intern
Rachel Lipsey .... craft service
Chris Marriot .... production intern
Ilana McAllister .... accountant
Linda McGinnis .... medic
Linda McGinnis .... set medic
Jack Montague .... production assistant
Matt Moody .... production intern
Jordan Noce .... production intern
R. Clifford Olson .... intern
R. Clifford Olson .... production intern (as Clifford Olson)
Sandy Parker .... script supervisor
Dawnn Pavlonnis .... production coordinator
Frederic Perrin .... chef
Ted Pfeifer .... assistant to mr. astin
Belle Suzanne Raymond .... set intern
Collin Redmond .... production intern
Jason Robertson .... craft service
Margaret Santoro .... production assistant
Darian Smith .... assistant to director
Brian Walker .... production intern
Jonathan Bell .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual references
USA:106 min | Argentina:106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #41290)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Peter Rooker:Well, why WOULDN'T she leave? I mean look at me! I'm just dull. I have a dull job, a dull car, I never go out, and I have no friends. My girlfriend dumps me - who do I call to come over? My sister!
Peter's Sister:Well, what's wrong with that?
Peter Rooker:You don't pour your heart out to your sister. That's like taking your sister to the prom!
Peter's Sister:I had FUN at your prom!
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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A Cheerful Romp Through Commnity Theater, 25 February 2005
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

"Bigger Piece of Sky" is a sweet little movie about why people do theater, specifically community theater as "let's put on a show"-ism in its purest form. It cheerfully embraces the clichés of theater folk to go beyond them to understand the people within.

Our entrée to their world is a sad sack who makes his way into the local troupe therapeutically to get out of his depressed lonely doldrums after being dumped by his girlfriend. The actor who plays him is a bit problematical, in that he really does seem like an amateur, particularly as he is surrounded by pro's John Corbett, Amy Smart and Sean Astin having a rollicking good time. It does seem like the editing has to create the illusion that he's rising to the occasion for the climax.

I've had a soft spot for Edmund Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" ever since I read it in high school, so I'm sympathetic to how it is used throughout the movie for its symbolism about panache, using another's words to express one own's inarticulate feelings, and the liberation of pretending to be someone else. The theme is also exuberantly updated to role-playing games as another outlet when even the stage isn't enough.

It was refreshing that a character who is ill doesn't seem to have the usual movie star disease but actually shows some effect of the illness. While we only learn about the non-stage life of the central character, so we have no idea what the other participants do in their "real" lives, it is successful at demonstrating the truth behind the song that show people are the best people to know.

While the quote that is the source of the title goes by very quickly, the dialog has cheerful good humor and gentle laughs and the plot turns enough not to be predictable.

The Portland locations are used very well, particularly of an old theater.

It is a cute joke that Patty Duke plays twins, which will lead to baby boomers in the audience humming a certain TV theme song on the way out.

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