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A drama/thriller, set in the South, about a young boy who longs to escape the misery of his childhood and the misunderstanding of his hometown... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bret Harrison ... Green Graves

Laura Prepon ... Angevin Duvet

Kevin Gage ... Earl Knight

Ashley Laurence ... Jenny Graves
Shannon Eubanks ... Ms. Duvet

Lucas Till ... Jay Graves

Hal Sparks ... Deputy Dale

Josh Todd ... Rusty Knight
Bob Penny ... Mr. Tightwiler
George Faughnan ... Billy Martin

Jonathan Spencer ... Tony Bennett
Austin Westfall ... Young Green
Kate Clemons ... Cashier

Jamie Avera ... Deputy Hollis

Donald Gibb ... Uncle Marvin (as Don Gibb)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Everry ... Student (uncredited)
Audrey Elizabeth Fafard ... Punk Rocker (uncredited)
Kevin Christopher Kline ... Jerry Spunkmeyer (uncredited)

Brandon Trost ... Seismograph Drummer (uncredited)

Tim Tuttle ... Jesse Spunkmeyer (uncredited)

Heidi Van Horne ... Hollywood Actress (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Hall 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Hall 

Produced by
Kevin Bocarde .... executive producer
Robert Hall .... executive producer
Laura Prepon .... executive producer
Lisa Waugh .... producer
Original Music by
Jason M. Hall 
Cinematography by
Brandon Trost 
Film Editing by
Joshua Charson 
Casting by
Teri Fiddleman 
Shana Landsburg 
Art Direction by
Rob Prior 
Costume Design by
Sarah Trost 
Makeup Department
Christopher Burdett .... special makeup designer
Yolonda Frederick .... makeup artist: laura prepon and shannon eubanks
Allan B. Holt .... special makeup effects artist
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human, Inc.
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician: Almost Human
Darnell Shepherd .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Tony Alexander .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Alexander .... first assistant director
Thom Buckley .... second assistant director
Suzanne Ludovina .... second second assistant director
Micha Owens .... second second assistant director
Taylor Phillips .... second second assistant director
Laura Prepon .... second unit director
Lisa Waugh .... second unit director
Art Department
Don Crislip .... art department assistant
Jenny Denton .... property master (as Jennifer Denton)
Eric Dow .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Jason Brennan .... sound effects mixer
Jason Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Cargioli .... boom operator
Timothy Cargioli .... sound mixer
Carlos Sanches .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jason Collins .... special effects makeup
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects
Brian Rae .... mold shop supervisor: Almost Human Inc.
Visual Effects by
Brandon Criswell .... lead compositor
Jayson Cyree .... stunt double: Kevin Gage
Camera and Electrical Department
Poncho Aguilar .... camera operator: second unit (as Alfonso Aguilar)
Travis Belgard .... best boy electric
Tina Brugnoletti .... clapper loader
Richard Collins .... first assistant camera
Robert Duke .... best boy grip
Alex Ealy .... camera production assistant
Amelia Fry .... camera production assistant: second unit
John MacLachlan .... grip
Diego Mariscal .... grip
Matt Patterson .... assistant camera: second unit
Ryan B. Pierce .... electrician
Michael E. Reynolds .... electrician (as Mike Reynolds)
Carrie Sebree .... still photographer
Amanda Treyz .... gaffer
Ben Van Cleave .... key grip
Ernie Wann .... grip
Joseph Wickner .... second assistant camera
Matt Patterson .... cinematographer: Los Angeles unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Carissa Chapman .... local casting
Editorial Department
Justin McConnell .... blu-ray authoring
Camden Toy .... additional editor
Music Department
Kevn Kinney .... composer: additional music
Ashley Waldron .... music consultant (as Ashley Miller)
Transportation Department
Jayson Cyree .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Matt Carter .... production coordinator
Zeb Chandler .... script supervisor: second unit
Courtney Gordon .... studio coordinator
Bridgette Kelley .... script supervisor
Clay Reed .... production coordinator
Lisa Robertson .... production accountant
Danica McKellar .... special thanks
Seth Nagel .... special thanks

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USA:97 min (US version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The high school Green attends is the exact same high school writer/director Robert Hall went to.See more »
Continuity: Although the exterior of the mobile home they live in is a double-wide the inside is always shown as a single wide.See more »
Billy Martin:She's my first cousin, and the cutest one I got, too. Like I always say, the closer kin, the deeper in.
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Movie Connections:
References They Live (1988)See more »
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How much of the film is based on Robert Hall's life?
Where was the film shot? Was it the actual locations from Robert Hall's Youth?
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Excellent acting and a great story, 13 February 2007
Author: Movie Hound Video from Austin, Texas

Fantastic performances by all. Prepon moves boldly away from her most famous role (Donna; That 70's Show)with ease. It is sad to know that many families go through this stuff everywhere in the world. Not recommended for families with abusive situations! It was great to see the film show support for a teen with dreams outside of what the adults wanted. The DVD has a ton of extras and I was really surprised by the amount since this is an "Indy" release. I loved the ending since it kept all in their true character form. If you watch the deleted scenes you will get more out of the older brother's character and watched the "Making of" featurette for a good amount of the actors' love for this film.

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