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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)

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Donald Turnupseed
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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 ...
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Andy Sheffer ...
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T.J. Bream ...
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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

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Memorable Movie
5 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I find few films truly memorable, but this is one I haven't been able to shake off. There is something disruptive about this film. The untidiness of the story together with the bright summer colors and low economic status of the characters gives the film a tone of reality. The oddity of the characters, their inexplicable choices, and supernatural events give the film a dream like quality. The film does an incredible job of playing with our value system. Things are stolen, lost, and killed, but nothing is permanent. The film does manage to resolve many of the subplots by the end, but this is mainly by inference. The nuclear power plant seems to interact with the people in the story via power lines and the electric car.


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