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The Garage (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  4 February 2006 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Marantz ...
Matt / Matthew Ruppert
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Schultz / Mark Johnson
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Bonnie Jean / B.J.
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Doc Ruppert
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Adult Matt
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Mr. Johnson
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Mrs. Ruppert
Bill McKinney ...
Bernie
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The Hippie
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Mike Binelli
Rusty Kelley ...
John Ruppert
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Boy / Adult Matts son
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Kevin / the jock (as Derek Alvarado)
Jeff Gibbs ...
Hanatow
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Dan
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A mechanic at his father's garage during the late 1970s, Matt dreams about leaving his small town existence and pursuing grander ambitions. But strong feelings for a new girlfriend and deep family ties may prevent Matt's ultimate escape, despite pressure from best friend Schultz to take off immediately. Coming-of-age story in a small town. Written by Carl Thibault

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Some things in life you just can't fix.

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
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Photos on the wall in the opening scene were all personal photos of the writer/director. The last photo which "Adult Matt" looks at,(a tow truck) was the writer/directors dads truck, taken in front of the actual garage in 1977. The other truck in the photo (up on jack stands and truck bed missing) was the truck the writer/director and his younger brother were almost killed in after taking out a telephone pole one late summer night. See more »

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Two thumbs up!!!!!!
25 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was so refreshing to see a movie containing real life experiences. No offense to the sci-fi or action heroes of today. We have just become so busy, and fast paced, we forgot the quieter days of yesteryear. When, what you had was just right, and family and friends were most important. The story was something so many can relate to including myself. There were no cell phones, mp3's, DVD's or cars that have the directions right in them. It was a story of trials and triumphs that was very well told. Two thumbs up to the writer. He has a story that is told all unto often today. The acting and the directing were terrific.They put me back to a time of my youth that has been long since forgotten.


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