6.2/10
324
11 user 15 critic

The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)

A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Father William Smoortser drops his bible into a toilet at a rest stop just before embarking on a day-long canoe trip, breaking loose all glorious hell.

Director: Todd Rohal
Stars: Judy Findlay, Steve Little, Robert Longstreet
Nature Calls (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Polar-opposite brothers Randy and Kirk never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk's son's sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember.

Director: Todd Rohal
Stars: Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle
Uncle Kent 2 (2015)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film UNCLE KENT, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world.

Director: Todd Rohal
Stars: Kent Osborne, Joe Swanberg, Jude Swanberg
M.O.P.Z. (TV Movie 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A lazy janitor builds a robot to do his dirty work.

Director: Todd Rohal
Stars: Jim Hamerlinck, Karen Wetterhahn, Ron Ford
Rat Pack Rat (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rights at the man's bedside.

Director: Todd Rohal
Stars: Margie Beegle, Steve Little, Eddie Rouse
Uncle Kent (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A pothead kid's show cartoonist in Los Angeles spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest - a woman from New York who he met on Chatroulette.

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Kevin Bewersdorf, Megan Daalder, Jennifer Daley
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A seven year old girl takes her two year old brother on a voyage through a world of homemade mythologies by using star graphics found on the streets as navigational tools.

Director: Cory McAbee
Stars: Willa Vy McAbee, John Huck McAbee, Gregory Russell Cook
Cinemad Mix Tape #1 (Video 2009)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A selection of underground short films by Cam Archer ("light/dark"), Tom Barndt ("The Mark"), Lilli Carre ("How She Slept at Night"), Chris Peters ("Winners (On Parade")), Calvin Lee Reeder... See full summary »

Directors: Cam Archer, Thomas Barndt, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Ivan Dimitrov, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.

Director: Robert Edwards
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a man answers an ad to train as a record producer, he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered artists only to discover his new job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Director: Craig Zobel
Stars: Pat Healy, Kene Holiday, John Baker
Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A safecracker is double-crossed by a gang of bankrobbers and must outwit them to steal back his share of the loot.

Director: Scott Smith
Stars: Brian Battisti, Aydin Bikul, Jahnika Blythe
The Suplex Duplex Complex (TV Movie 2017)
Comedy

A neighboring pair of tag team wrestlers learn the downsides of life without a landlord.

Director: Todd Rohal
Stars: Randy E. Aguebor, Mike Dell, Lance Hoyt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katy Haywood ...
Turkeylegs
Ken Byrnes ...
Mr. Turnupseed
...
Donald Turnupseed
Sheila Scullin ...
Sadie
Rich Schreiber ...
Stool
Kathleen Kennedy ...
Ethel Firecracker
Cory McAbee ...
Spank Williams
Ivan Dimitrov ...
Ivan
Andy Nadler ...
Barnard
Jim Ligons ...
Curtis
VaLonda Harris ...
Delabia
Sam Myers ...
Lunchmeat
Andy Sheffer ...
Neckface
T.J. Bream ...
Leonard
Christopher Morse ...
Insurance Man
Edit

Storyline

A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an undertaking that results in many unexpected, and in some cases bizarre, effects on the town's already peculiar community. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A feast for the senses... a challenge for the brain.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guatemalai kézfogás  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A new vision not to be missed
1 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally saw this film at Slamdance, and it left me wanting more. While it's visually arresting, the ideas all seem brilliant but incoherent. I struggled with the puzzle for a year. It took me that long to come around to the conclusion that it didn't all have to add up. That unlike most cinema, where there's the thematic wrap-up at the conclusion... this film doesn't leave you with that same sense of Hollywood satisfaction. It jumps through characters each struggling with their place in the world; each slamming and being slammed in an unpredictable fashion. And this is what I was left with. Not a neatly wrapped present but an open box that's had its guts dumped all over the ground. This is a film that I imagine will get better each time you watch it. Familiarity with the huge cast of characters, and their relationships to each other will only assist with interpretation. But brain-candy aside, the moments in the film are enough to keep you smiling. 8/10


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?