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The Second Degree (2004)

| 2004 (USA)

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Being six degrees away from your favorite movie star isn't all it's cracked up to be, as Penn (late 20s), discovers when he finds himself having to connect with five complicated suburban ... See full summary »

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Penn
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Hallsey
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Duck (as James Sauer)
Andrew Davids ...
Charlie-O
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Ken (as C.J.)
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Mark
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Chrissy Le Matin (as Caroline Hennessey)
Allison Barcott ...
Franchesca Le Matin
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Avner Garbai ...
Mr. Ball
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Lidia
Julie Petrosky ...
Laney
Oto Brezina ...
Mr. Toch
Kristina Bartlett ...
Persi
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Nicole
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Being six degrees away from your favorite movie star isn't all it's cracked up to be, as Penn (late 20s), discovers when he finds himself having to connect with five complicated suburban women on the road to meeting his idol. The spirit of his quest spreads into his group of friends - soon all of them consider moving out of their parents' basements to get on with their deeply underdeveloped 'lives'. With the hopes and dreams of several men in their late twenties riding on his shoulders, Penn feels the pressure of a modern-day low-income Odysseus even though the journey plays out more like a game than a lyric narrative. As the quest evolves; he begins to hear a famous voice urging him to 'cut loose'. As his motion-picture window of opportunity becomes a narrow portal of destiny, there is an ever-shrinking margin for distractions and certainly no time for an attachment to the most unexpected beauty that ever entered his life: The Second Degree. Written by FOE

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The director and producer went to pick up the HD camera a day before shooting only to find that the rental house had "lost" the paperwork. Another company stepped up to the plate, but without an established relationship they had to call the director's film school, industry colleagues, and realtor before releasing the equipment. The realtor that sold the director his house knew one of the owners of the rental company and that made the difference. On a separate note: the house cost less than the insured value of the equipment. See more »

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Funny, smart and it has a dog.
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I saw this film at Breckenridge and loved it. I'm not an easy audience, but I do like most reasonably smart comedies. Much better than most on the festival circuit, borderline awesome. Great cast.

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