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Out of Place in the Middle of Nowhere.
Plot:
Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Great film.... highly recommended See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jeffrey Chyau ... Ernest

Sung Kang ... Sam

Jade Wu ... Ahma Chin

Samantha Futerman ... Christine
Alexis Chang ... Katie (as Alexis Kapp Chang)
Stephen Chen ... Gung Gung
Conor J. White ... Roy
Jackson Budinger ... Jess

Clint Jordan ... Walter
Eleanor Hutchins ... Gina
Ron Domingo ... Hank

Jackie Nova ... Shakira
Jake Holbrook ... Toby
Ian Boyd ... Jimmy
Glen Brackenridge ... Cheap Ass Naked Man
Cheryl Campbell ... Naked Woman
Douglas Bell ... Big John
Alia Raza ... Lola Legs
Melanie Sands ... Hot Blonde
Olivia Kim ... Asian Hottie
Albert Bramante ... Little John
Fausat Lawal ... Boomin' System Escort
Grace Lamb ... Grace in Wedding Photo
David Keller ... Married Discreet

Zeke Hawkins ... Street Hustler
Heather White ... Hank's Mistress
Matthew Mooney ... Chop Suey Skater
Matthew Schimkowitz ... Dumpling Skater
George Moss ... Chinese Restaurant Guest
Diville Moss ... Chinese Restaurant Guest
Vincent Danna ... Chinese Restaurant Guest
Holly Juckett ... Motel Guest
Tim Bennett ... Motel Guest
Karen Conley ... Motel Guest
Kimberly Juckett ... Motel Guest
Nathan Juckett ... Motel Guest
Andrew Beam ... Motel Guest
Elisabeth Paesano ... Motel Guest
Shawn Wheeler ... Motel Guest
Harlan Cayetano ... Motel Guest
Di Drago ... Motel Guest
Steve Spehar ... Motel Guest
Andria Kahler ... Motel Guest
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Directed by
Michael Kang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Kang 

Produced by
Miguel Arteta .... producer
Karin Chien .... producer
Matthew Greenfield .... producer
George Huey .... co-executive producer
Gina Kwon .... producer
Eden J. Shapiro .... executive producer
Esther Shapiro .... executive producer
Richard Alan Shapiro .... executive producer (as Richard Shapiro)
 
Original Music by
Nathan Larson 
 
Cinematography by
Lisa Leone 
 
Film Editing by
David Leonard 
Colleen Sharp 
 
Casting by
Susan Shopmaker 
 
Production Design by
Ernesto Solo 
 
Art Direction by
Shane Valentino 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Beers 
 
Makeup Department
Fabian Garcia .... hair stylist
Leza Ann Rawlins .... additional hair stylist
Leza Ann Rawlins .... additional makeup artist
Leo Won .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jamin O'Brien .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather Daniels .... second assistant director
Christina Fontana .... second second assistant director
Cecily Kaston .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Marco Cousins .... on-set dresser
Sarah Croot .... additional art director
Gregory Kenney .... property master
 
Sound Department
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
David Briggs .... foley editor
Derrick Espino .... adr recordist
Seth Granger .... boom operator
Theresa Radka .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Briante .... handheld camera
Chan Jeon .... additional grip
Jeffrey Kim .... best boy electric
Louise Lovegrove .... grip
Pete McGill .... gaffer
Ron Morales .... electrician
John Romer .... handheld camera
Perry Unjang .... best boy grip
Jason Velez .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Janice Ahn .... casting assistant
Corinne Manabat .... casting assistant
Erica Palgon .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Merav Elbaz Belschner .... wardrobe supervisor (as May Elbaz)
 
Editorial Department
Chad Beck .... assistant editor
Conor Guy .... assistant editor
Anthony L. Jamison .... assistant editor
Marta Alicia Masferrer .... post-production assistant supervisor
Mark Scheib .... additional editor
Adam B. Stein .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Hal Oppenheim .... composer: stock music
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Angela Beresford .... office intern
Dario Camara .... office intern
Brian Cantaldi .... production accountant
Kenneth Chu .... production assistant
Susan Chun .... script supervisor
Winston Emano .... publicist
Simon Hawkins .... additional set production assistant
Zeke Hawkins .... assistant to director
Ethan Hoyt .... film runner
Jason Kim .... production assistant
David Magdael .... publicist
Michael Sledd .... production coordinator
Ian M. Stratford .... production counsel
Anne Stulz .... publicist
Steven Wallace .... publicist
Marisa Wu .... location manager
 
Thanks
Narhee Ahn .... thanks
Jordan Allen-Dutton .... thanks
Alice Arlen .... thanks
Lynn Auerbach .... in memory of
Henry Bean .... thanks
Walter Bernstein .... thanks
Kathryn Bigelow .... thanks
Michael Bodie .... thanks
Mark Bomback .... thanks
Harlan Bosmajian .... thanks
Kenneth Brecher .... thanks
Michelle Byrd .... thanks
Esther Chae .... thanks
Curtis Chin .... thanks
Kevin Chinoy .... thanks
Jim Chu .... thanks
Curtiss Clayton .... thanks
Laura Colella .... thanks
Christa Collins .... thanks
Laurence Coriat .... thanks
Alfonso Cuarón .... thanks
Bianca D'Carpio .... thanks
Joan Darling .... thanks
Lydia Dean Pilcher .... thanks
Anthony Drazan .... thanks
Alli Farrell .... thanks
Sally Field .... thanks
Naomi Foner .... thanks
Gyula Gazdag .... thanks
Jodi Gibson .... thanks
Peter Golub .... thanks
Todd Graff .... thanks
Erin Greenwell .... thanks
Stephen Gyllenhaal .... thanks
Jessica Hagedorn .... thanks
Woody Han .... thanks
Ed Harris .... thanks
John Hill .... thanks
Joan Huang .... thanks
Timothy Huang .... thanks
Anne Hubbell .... thanks
Emily Hubley .... thanks
Paul Juhn .... thanks
Daniel Dae Kim .... thanks
Jacob Kornbluth .... thanks
Fran Rubel Kuzui .... thanks
Neil LaBute .... thanks
Scarlett Lam .... thanks
C.S. Lee .... thanks
Edmund Lee .... thanks
Fay Ann Lee .... thanks
Johanna Lee .... thanks
Kevin B. Lee .... thanks (as Kevin Lee)
Will Yun Lee .... thanks
Michael Lehmann .... thanks
Linda Lichter .... thanks
Perry Lin .... thanks
Joshua Marston .... thanks
Jack Mayesh .... in memory of
Ilyse McKimmie .... thanks
Thomas Moon .... thanks
Risa Morimoto .... thanks
Chieko Murata .... thanks
Greg Pak .... thanks
Bertha Bay-Sa Pan .... thanks
Andrew Pang .... thanks
Alexander Payne .... thanks
Jodi Peikoff .... thanks
Todd Phillips .... thanks
Wayland Quintero .... thanks
Robert Redford .... thanks
Bradford Reed .... thanks
John Ridley .... thanks
Sung Rno .... thanks
Howard A. Rodman .... thanks
Doug Sadler .... thanks
James Saito .... thanks
Michelle Satter .... thanks
Susan Shilliday .... thanks
Zachary Sklar .... thanks
Yaphet Smith .... thanks
Peter Sollett .... thanks
Rich Song .... thanks
Patrick Stettner .... thanks
Sara Tanaka .... thanks
Matt Tauber .... thanks
Kevin Tent .... thanks
Jon Turteltaub .... thanks
Makoto Ueda .... thanks
Jenna Ushkowitz .... thanks
Yesim Ustaoglu .... thanks
Eva Vives .... thanks
Wayne Wang .... thanks
Erik Weiner .... thanks
Lisa Wiegand .... thanks
Alice Wu .... thanks
Jo Yang .... thanks: end titles
Helen Yum .... thanks
Perry Yung .... thanks
 

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75 min
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Sam:I know what you were thinking. I hope this guy speaks english.
Ernest:No, You walk like you speak english.
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28 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Great film.... highly recommended, 14 April 2005
Author: gaj324 from Chicago, IL

I saw this film at Sundance 2005. I am not an industry person and this was one of the only films we were able to get tickets for. Of the nine (I think) films I saw, this was probably my favorite. The fact that there weren't really any Hollywood recognizable faces made it easier to get into, but that is really what the festival should be about, right?

I thought that the acting was very sincere and the story was definitely interesting enough to keep my attention through the whole film. This was centered around a Asian-American cast, which made it somewhat interesting to me, not being Asian, but that did not really make or break the story. It was more about the relationships of these people and what they wanted out of life.

I'm not sure that this will get released to mainstream theaters but if you have a chance to see it or rent it, definitely do so.

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