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American Crude -- An all-star cast appears in this outrageous, offbeat comedy about a group of eccentric strangers whose twisted lives collide during   the course of one wild and crazy night.
American Crude -- The paths of several eccentric and troubled strangers cross one night.


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Four lives collide in one crazy night.
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(2 articles)
Livingston's Company
 (From JoBlo. 28 August 2008, 7:38 AM, PDT)

Livingston on indie quest for 'Relative'
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 8 September 2004)

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Raymond J. Barry ... Mr. Grand

Aaron Brumfield ... Policeman
Gino Cabanas ... Bagman

Ski Carr ... Ed butler

Claudia Choi ... Cindy
Daniel Colletti ... Benny

Amanda Detmer ... Olivia

Martin Dorsla ... Stripper cop

Michael Clarke Duncan ... Spinks

Jennifer Esposito ... Carlos

Sarah Foret ... Tammy

Cam Gigandet ... Kip Adams
Kamal John Iskander ... Manny (as John Iskander)
Shannon Ivey ... Marlene (as Shannon Jarrell)

Jeffrey Licon ... Julio

Ron Livingston ... Johnny

Scott MacDonald ... Mr. Snow
Jia Mae ... Caberet patron (as Jia Perlich)
Andrea Marcellus ... Police Officer #2
Nancy Marlow ... Mrs. Grand
Shannon Mathers ... Bad Kitty

John C. McGinley ... Jim

Benjamin A. Onyango ... Toomy (as Benjamin Ochieng)

Missi Pyle ... Gigi

Leonard Robinson ... Cop #4

Sam Sabbah ... Arresting Officer

Rob Schneider ... Bill

LaRita Shelby ... Roof Cop
Jacob Snyder ... Police Officer #1
Danny Spalluto ... Sam

Eric Stonestreet ... Phil

Cynthia Watros ... Jane

Tennille Williams ... Bachelorette Party Guest (as Tennille Villagomez)

Ron Yuan ... The Guard

Maher McClung ... Tipper (uncredited)
Ernesto Trinidad ... Gay Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Craig Sheffer 
Writing credits
Jeff Winiski (story) and
Mike Diiorio (story) and
Craig Sheffer (story)

Craig Sheffer (screenplay)

Produced by
Bradley Kramer .... producer
Oak O'Connor .... co-producer
Craig Sheffer .... producer
Original Music by
Dennis Hamlin 
Cinematography by
James Mathers 
Film Editing by
Tariq Anwar 
Blair Daily 
Saska Simpson 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
Production Design by
Suzanne Rattigan 
Costume Design by
Jill Lucas 
Makeup Department
Saundra Jordan .... makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist: Rob Schneider
Iris Stobbelaar .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arturo Guzman .... second assistant director
Jetzen O'Connor .... second assistant director (as Jetzen R. O'Connor)
Erin Quigley .... second second assistant director
Tom Reynolds .... first assistant director
Lee Whittaker .... second unit director
Art Department
Charles Eck .... art department
Patrick Eck .... art department
Katie Esposito .... property master
Cindy Gauhan .... props
Tim Neighbors .... art department
Joni Smith .... set dresser
Gina Zycher .... props
Sound Department
Tyler Claridge .... sound effects editor
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Kamal John Iskander .... sound mixer (as John Iskander)
Randy Lawson .... additional sound mixer
Joshua Minyard .... sound recording engineer
Rod O'Brien .... sound editor
Mick Ryall .... boom operator
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Lee Cole .... special effects technician
Roger Matsuo .... special effects supervisor
Steve Newquist .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
Geoffrey Mark .... visual effects supervisor
Keith Adams .... stunt driver: 427 Shelby Cobra
Kacie Borrowman .... stunt double: Katya Abelski
Jeremy Fry .... stunt driver
Gary Guercio .... stunt double: Rob Schneider
Dan Lemieux .... stunt coordinator (re-shoots)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double: Michael Clark Dunkin
Charlie Parrish .... safety rigger (as H. Charles Parrish)
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double
Marc Schaffer .... stunt driver
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
Lee Whittaker .... stunt coordinator
Lee Whittaker .... stunt double: Kip
Stuart F. Wilson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Krystof Andres .... grip
Sharla Cipicchio .... electrician
Bernard Cistrunk .... grip
Jon Epstein .... electrician
Jerry Gregoricka .... lighting technician
Joshua Lee Huber .... electrician
Amos James .... key grip
Scott MacDonald .... first assistant camera
Justin Maresch .... best boy electric
Tim Neighbors .... second assistant camera
William Russell .... gaffer
Kevin Sambells .... electrician
Darryl St. Juste .... best boy grip
Dan Wade .... chief lighting technician
Nicholas Whalen .... electrician
Casting Department
Heidi Snoe .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shantell Guy .... set costumer (as Shantell Guy-Rowland)
Lizette Kilmer .... costumer (as Lizette Jaimes)
Editorial Department
Steven Ivey .... post-production coordinator
Mary Kay Miller .... co-colorist
Music Department
Justin Kozonis .... music editor
Matthew Robert .... composer: original music
Marcelo Troilo .... music director
Transportation Department
Michael Locke .... transportation coordinator
Richard Maginnis .... driver
Randy Mangum .... transportation captain
Hugo Ocana .... driver
Other crew
Krista Bean .... script supervisor
Angelo Dalmacio .... production assistant
Patty De Anda .... craft service
Torrence Hall .... armorer
Mike Mannino .... production assistant
Jackie Mazawey .... assistant production coordinator
Elizabeth Perikli .... production coordinator
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Lisa Sanow .... script supervisor
Heidi Snoe .... assistant to producer
Stephany Stamatis .... production assistant
Mike Tristano .... armorer
Victoria Wong .... office production assistant

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Rated R for strong sexual content, violence, language and some drug use
Greece:94 min | Argentina:96 min

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Factual errors: In his opening voice-over, the character Johnny Grand (Ron Livingston) attributes the quote "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive," to William Shakespeare. Sir Walter Scott actually wrote that in Marmion in 1808, about 192 years after Shakespeare died. This probably is the quote most often erroneously attributed to Shakespeare.See more »
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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Not nearly as bad as people would lead you to believe., 27 October 2008
Author: IndustrialWaste ( from United States

First off, let me start by saying that i am a fan of Ron Livingston, that is the only reason I decided to watch this movie after reading the reviews. I almost didn't watch it because of what people said about it. And it was pretty good. Especially for a low budget, and a directorial debut.

The flow is a little off in some spots, i'll give the reviewers that much, and there is one falling scene that is reminiscent of the old vertigo film, but it doesn't really drag the film at all. My only gripe is that at times the dialog felt a little forced. Some of the conversations felt a little too scripted. Trying to be a Quinten Terrinino film, but with nothing to say.And everybody always had the perfect way to say it. But other than that I recommend that you give this movie a shot, I give you 7 out of 10 odds that you'll enjoy it.

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