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Pope Dreams -- In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life...

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He's dealing with love... fighting with his dad... caring for mom... and making music. What's that got to do with the Pope? See more »
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A young boy tries to make his dying mother's dream come true while navigating through his love life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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That Was The Week That Was: January 24, 1968
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A kind-hearted, well-acted movie. Different title, maybe? See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Phillip Vaden ... Andy Venable

Marnette Patterson ... Brady Rossman

Julie Hagerty ... Kristina Venable

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Carl Venable

Noel Fisher ... Pete
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samantha Anderson ... Heather
Casey Barclay ... Eric

Jordan Belfi ... Lucas Bowman

Naleah Dey ... Juanita Steinberg

Michael Edwin ... Case Officer

Chris Foreman ... Zane

Sarah Foret ... Hannah

Rif Hutton ... Riff Malloy (as Riff Hutton)

Barbara Lettieri ... Italian Phone Operator (voice)
Steve Loh ... Paramedic
Albert-James Motil ... Priest

Mandy Musgrave ... Virginia Venable

Larisa Oleynik ... Maggie Venable
Curtis Porterfield ... Customer

David Shatraw ... Joel Rossman

Rex Smith ... Don Merchant
Robert Stio ... Store Clerk

Stuart Stone ... Fox

Karen Zumsteg ... Janet Venable
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Directed by
Patrick Hogan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patrick Hogan 

Produced by
Steve Loh .... executive producer
Steve Loh .... producer
Ryan Mintz .... line producer
Curtis Porterfield .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joel J. Richard 
 
Cinematography by
John Ealer 
 
Film Editing by
Mae Edwards 
 
Casting by
Carey DiPietro 
 
Production Design by
Nicolas Plotquin 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Minkel 
 
Set Decoration by
Kristina Fuangkasae 
 
Costume Design by
Carol H. Beule 
 
Makeup Department
Donna Cohen .... assistant makeup artist
Kristy Gomes .... assistant makeup artist
Kiera Hansen .... key makeup artist
Hanako Izuoka .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Campbell .... first assistant director
Adriana Cebadamora .... second assistant director
Reagan Hartman .... second second assistant director
Keith Jones .... additional second second assistant director (as Keith C.A. Jones)
Steve Loh .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Leo Rodriguez .... leadman
Peggy Wang .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer
Joey Bilger .... sound assistant
Tom Bognar .... assistant sound editor
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
Nathan Hankins .... assistant sound editor
Brian Hawlk .... sound mixer
Mark Kaim .... stage recordist
Jason Krane .... adr editor
Jason Krane .... dialogue editor
Jimmy Kuehn .... sound recordist
Stuart Martin .... sound effects editor
Gus Medina .... foley mixer
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
Dale W. Perry .... foley artist (as Dale Perry)
Robert Ramirez .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduardo Barraza .... grip
Chris Burgon .... gaffer
Brett Carleton .... best boy electric
Shannon Davis .... electrician (as Shannon Phillip Davis)
Ryan DeGrazzio .... second assistant camera
Michael Desmond .... still photographer
Craig Gleason .... grip
Kevin M. Graves .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kevin M. Graves .... director of photography: second unit
Craig Jennette .... first assistant camera
Nicolas Martin .... Steadicam operator
Kris Michael .... electrician
Yen P. Nguyen .... first assistant camera
Jon Peter .... second assistant camera
Rafael Ramirez .... additional second assistant camera
Rocky Rodriguez .... grip
Eric Rohde .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brittany Trusler .... assistant costume designer
Brittany Trusler .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Joe Cook .... colorist
Arika Yanaka .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Debbie Gonzalez .... production assistant
Sherry Gunderman .... script supervisor
Kimberly James .... production assistant
Jaehi Jung .... title designer
Mark Litwak .... producer's representative
Callie Miller .... key set production assistant
Christopher Pizzo .... sales agent
Edward Shen .... production assistant
Joni Smith .... production assistant
Victoria Wong .... production coordinator
Robert C. Yu .... acquisitions executive
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Music for My Mother" - USA (TV title)
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The video that Andy and Brady watch on their first date Not Too Tart, Not Too Sweet (2003) is an earlier film made by producer 'Steve Loh'.See more »

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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A kind-hearted, well-acted movie. Different title, maybe?, 19 June 2006
Author: jmn100 from Atlanta, Georgia

The charming "Pope Dreams" was one my favorites at last week's Atlanta Film Festival. I set aside my cynicism and my adult aversion to being emotionally manipulated by a plot-by-the-numbers script when I realized that this was going to be a straight-up coming-of-age movie. Besides, it's the wonderful acting that makes "Pope Dreams" stand out in a film festival setting, which tends to show more ironically wised-up characters. Although, with a title like "Pope Dreams", I figured this film would be ironic. Instead, this was a really generous-spirited adolescent movie about social class and love and family and music.

I did find the title a bit off the beam,however, since,in this cut, anyway, the Papal pilgrimage subplot is quite incidental to the story. One of the film's best bits of dialog is a musically misunderstood reference to "Early Sabbath". I thought - "that's makes a great title!" - to myself as I was watching....

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