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Film Geek (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 January 2005 (USA)
The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melik Malkasian ...
Scotty Pelk
Ritah Parrish ...
'Days of Heaven' Customer
...
Mr. Johnson
Dennis Adkins ...
'Letterboxed' Customer
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Kaitlin
Taylor Nida ...
Taylor
Daphne Carver ...
'Godard' Customer 1
Kristen Torrianni ...
'Godard' Customer 2
Michelle Garner ...
Cindi
Michael Ramirez ...
Video Store Customer
Jack Ryan ...
Mr. Mooney
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Video Underground Manager
Tyler Gannon ...
Niko
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Temp Agency Counselor
Tony St. Clair ...
Virgil
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The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

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His Knowledge is your misery.

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Comedy

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Not Rated

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$10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,996 (USA) (13 January 2006)

Gross:

$17,341 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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Trivia

James Westby: The Video Underground employee leaving messages on Scotty Pelk's answering machine. See more »

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Scotty Pelk: I love movies more than anything. Movies let you be other people.
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References The Emperor's New Clothes (2001) See more »

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Westby is Brilliant
23 January 2006 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

Film Geek is a film that comes around once in a lifetime. Director James Westby's grasp of Cinema is overwhelming. The film is everything that Napolean Dynamite should have been. The lead is a dork, loser type, but played to brilliance by Malik Malkasian. If the distributor of this film has a brain, they will roll it out on a grand scale. The movie is short, only 75 mins. But in that time frame, I laughed, I cried, and I was so deeply drawn into Westby's world, that I hoped the movie would go on forever.

If you get the chance to see this gem on the big screen, don't miss it. Westby and Malkasian could be the next Scorsese/De Niro.

5 Stars, A+, A perfect 10!!!!


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