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Jailbait -- Randy commits a victimless crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years.
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Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Jake

Michael Pitt ... Randy

Laila Robins ... Mother

David Zayas ... Guard

Eric Trosman ... Prison Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Albanese ... Prisoner

Brad Lee Wind ... Skinhead

Ray Wineteer ... Prisioner

Directed by
Brett C. Leonard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brett C. Leonard 

Produced by
Rene Bastian .... producer
Corbin Day .... producer
David Imperiale .... associate producer
Gil Kruger .... associate producer
Cassandra Kulukundis .... co-producer
Brett C. Leonard .... producer
Linda Moran .... producer
Joe Nicolo .... executive producer
Dan O'Meara .... producer
John Prabhu .... associate producer
Gregory V. Taylor .... associate producer
Nicola Westermann .... line producer
Original Music by
Ed Tomney 
Cinematography by
John J. Campbell 
Film Editing by
Ron Len 
Casting by
Cassandra Kulukundis 
Production Design by
Ernesto Solo 
Costume Design by
Julia Ain Krupa 
Makeup Department
Brian Abbott .... key makeup artist
Leza Ann Rawlins .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Lucy Cooper .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Lagdamen .... second second assistant director
Robert J. Lyons .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Evan Benjamin .... sound re-recording mixer
Katherine Gordon Miller .... assistant sound editor
Jaime Reyes .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Herb Brooks .... best boy electric
Philip Dixon .... electrician (as Phil Dixon)
Evin Lowe .... gaffer
Parris Mayhew .... Steadicam operator
Editorial Department
Joe Di Maio .... post-production
Music Department
Ed Tomney .... music performer
Other crew
Michael Hekmat .... production assistant
Shane O'Dell .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Rated R for pervasive language including graphic sexual dialogue, and some violence
USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The movie was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Lake Placid Film FestivalSee more »


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Definitely worth the wait, 25 August 2006
Author: ennuiblu from Upland, CA

Like I have stated in other comments that I have made for other films, I am no expert-- just a chick who loves a good story. However, when I see something that haunts me long after I get on the 101 freeway, I feel obliged to chime in with my comments.

After months of hunting down when and where this film would release in the LA area, I finally sat down in my chair, stub in hand at the Grande Laemmle downtown. I thought I would remain the only member in the audience given the lack of advertisement, but shortly after I arrived two older guys showed up. One of them had a handy-cam, so I figured they were just a couple of old pirates. Nope. The 'pirate' ended up being the father of Brett C. Leonard, the writer/director of the film and his camera was not for pirating-- just had it with him. After hearing Bruce Leonard's story of his son's long journey to getting the film off the ground and on to the screen, I was more than ready to see it. It was definitely worth the wait.

From the limited number of cast members, the one principle setting, the almost exclusive use of the color blue and the lack of 'mood' music, you really got a sense of confinement. The acting was great. I was scared of Randy's (Michael Pitt) cell mate and wanted to be his friend all at the same time. Very amusing and yet horribly disturbing character. Michael Pitt was dead on once again. You really felt for the guy's situation and, no doubt, his regret. Clearly, the film wanted to touch on the ridiculousness (is that even a word?!) of California's three strikes rule. Without giving anything away, I can say that this film while not preachy is definitely a discussion starter (aren't all of the good ones that way?).

By not putting the two principle characters in a few other settings within the prison, i do feel that the director missed an opportunity to take advantage of the medium. A lot of the dialog could have been done in the prison yard or the mess hall..even the library mentioned at the beginning of the film. This would have also allowed us to see how the other inmates were living and interacting. Maybe even opening up the idea that Randy's situation was not just his hard luck, but the simple, sad truth of many other inmates.

Regardless of these thoughts, this was a disturbing, touching and thought-provoking drama. The writer and director should be proud of his accomplishment. I know his father sure is.

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