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Live Free or Die -- Lackluster criminals look to pull a job in the Granite State.


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Writers (WGA):
Gregg Kavet (written by) &
Andy Robin (written by)
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  (in credits order)

Aaron Stanford ... John 'Rugged' Rudgate

Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Marcus (as Peter Tambakis)

Frank Pando ... Trucker

Paul Schneider ... Jeff Lagrand
Jeffrey Maroun ... Cashier (as Jeffrey J. Maroun)

Judah Friedlander ... Hesh

Clark Middleton ... Larry

Carlo Alban ... Todd Thomas

Kevin Dunn ... Chief Monson

Michael Rapaport ... Lt. Putney

Zooey Deschanel ... Cheryl
Tracy M. Smith ... Sharon (as Tracy Smith)
R.E. Rodgers ... Oldfield
Adam LaFramboise ... Ted

Kim Director ... Donna
George Feaster ... Omar

Lynne McCollough ... Waitress

Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Gazaniga
Paula Mann ... TV Reporter
Tavia Lin Gilbert ... Rugged's Woman at Bar
Susan Willis ... Mrs. Blodgett
Shawn L. Hallock ... Police Car Driver #1
Jeffrey S. Burnham ... Police Car Driver #2
Kiki Barrera ... Luis
Lindsay Eller Kavet ... Hansen Woman
Anna Macgregor Robin ... Police Dispatcher
Daniel Carey ... O'Shea
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Abbott ... Steve (uncredited)

Donald Foley ... Oldfield's Buddy (uncredited)

Sandra Gartner ... 7-11 Store Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregg Kavet 
Andy Robin 
Writing credits
Gregg Kavet (written by) &
Andy Robin (written by)

Produced by
Saul Bar .... associate producer
Doug Bernheim .... producer
Daniel Carey .... producer
Stephen Dembitzer .... executive producer
George Duffield .... associate producer
Marco Henry .... associate producer
Dean Leonida .... co-executive producer
John Limotte .... producer
D.J. Martin .... co-executive producer
George Paaswell .... co-producer
Stephanie Sanet .... associate producer
James Shifren .... co-executive producer
Meg Thomson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Dorian Heartsong 
Stevie Salas (original score music)
Cinematography by
Harlan Bosmajian 
Film Editing by
Matt Landon  (as Matthew Landon)
Tina Pacheco 
Casting by
Amanda Harding 
Amanda Koblin 
Michele Ortlip 
Production Design by
Timothy Whidbee 
Art Direction by
Jeanelle Marie 
Costume Design by
Paola Weintraub 
Makeup Department
Stacey Panepinto .... key makeup artist
Production Management
George Paaswell .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Blazina .... second assistant director
Paul Epstein .... first assistant director
David L. Oltman .... assistant director
Gwen Schroeder .... second second assistant director (as Gwen Schmitt)
Art Department
Shannon Finnerty .... property master
Adriano Valle .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Scott Edelson .... boom operator
Boris Esposito .... sound
Iris Karina .... additional boom operator (as Iris Lohninger)
Andy Kris .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Langman .... dialogue editor
Karl W. Lohninger .... additional sound mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
David Stanford .... sound intern
Thomas Varga .... sound mixer (as Boris Esposito)
Gary Littlejohn .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Billeter .... additional cinematographer
Manuel Billeter .... first assistant camera
Steven Capitano Calitri .... key grip (as Steve Calitri)
Jason Fesel .... second assistant camera
Shawn Greene .... gaffer
Adam Hall .... best boy grip
Ron Morales .... key grip
Mike Morini .... grip
Iris Ng .... electrician
Aaron Tyburski .... electrician
Casting Department
John Campanello .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kimmie Dellechiaie .... costume assistant
Meredith Markworth-Pollack .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Sebastian Ischer .... first assistant editor
Jeffrey Longo .... post-production assistant (as Jeffrey R. Longo)
Jeffrey R. Longo .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music supervisor
Other crew
Matthew Amenta .... production assistant
Tom Glick .... production assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Marco Henry .... production coordinator
Lars Kenseth .... production assistant
Nicholas J. Koloski .... location manager
Molly Moran .... production assistant (as Molly Bennett)
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor (as Tony Pettine)
Lindsay Potter .... assistant production office coordinator
Ian M. Stratford .... production counsel
Kim Thompson .... key production assistant
Noreen Ward .... production accountant
Abhinav Bhat .... special thanks

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Rated R for pervasive language including sex references
89 min | Germany:92 min (European Film Market)
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Continuity: The kid who reports buying stolen speakers to the police identifies himself as "Todd Thompkins" in the movie, but is listed as "Todd Thomas" in the credits.See more »
Lagrand:Ooo... Ice.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Summer's Gonna Be My GirlSee more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I Really Enjoyed it. It was Cool., 27 September 2007
Author: tonymurphylee from USA

*** out of ****

Aaron Stanford plays a guy named John Ruddgate. He's a wannabe gangster who just can't seem to pull it off no matter how hard he tries. Enter Lagrand(Paul Schneider), a mentally handicapped man who really enjoys John's company. In reality though, John needs Lagrand a lot more than Lagrand needs him. John tries to impress Lagrand, but somehow, everything goes wrong in all the right ways. Both of them are completely oblivious of their situation, and all they want is to put an end to it. Meanwhile, two cops investigate a situation that seems to involve John, but Officer Putney(Michael Rapaport) has more going on in his personal life than it appears, and it looks like it might cause some distress. The film takes place in New Hampshire, but it appears to be filmed in Rutland, Vermont. Since both places look similar, I guess it doesn't matter.

The film is great. What makes it great is it's originality, it's ever twisting plot, and the fact that the characters refuse to be stereotypes. I love it when a refreshing movie like this comes out that is just enjoyable and uncomplicated. This is basically just the kind of film that I can easily get into because of how much it draws you in. It's just a breath of fresh air. It's an even bigger breath of fresh air than TRANSAMERICA or A MIDNIGHT CLEAR. There is just so much to enjoy about it.

Aaron Stanford has proved in the past that he can be very dopey(TADPOLE)and very rugged(HILLS HAVE EYES remake), and now he shows a side of himself that manages to be realistic but true to life at the same time. He has a really believable performance as a guy who just wants to be remembered for something bad and has absolutely nothing to lose, but gets very irritated when things are ruined for him. And Paul Schneider... WOW. He somehow pulls off a very low key performance that has exactly the same effect as if it were over the top He is just fascinating to watch. He has such a unique screen presence in this film. I swear, you could pause the movie and he would still look awkward no matter how he's standing or what he's doing. Even when he holds still, he pulls off being a person who has a mental disability. It's just really subtle, and yet so hypnotic. I was impressed.

So overall, if you're looking for something light and easy to get into, I'd highly recommend LIVE FREE OR DIE. It may not be life changing, but damn. It is damn fine independent cinema. It's really wonderful. Check it out.

Rated R for pervasive language including sex references.

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