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Film Geek (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  28 January 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melik Malkasian ...
Scotty Pelk
Ritah Parrish ...
'Days of Heaven' Customer
...
Mr. Johnson
Dennis Adkins ...
'Letterboxed' Customer
...
Kaitlin
Taylor Nida ...
Taylor
Daphne Carver ...
'Godard' Customer 1
...
'Godard' Customer 2
Michelle Garner ...
Cindi
Michael Ramirez ...
Video Store Customer
Jack Ryan ...
Mr. Mooney
Kim Hill ...
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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$10,000 (estimated)

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

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$17,341 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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Selected as part of the 2004 Independent Film Project in New York City, NY. See more »

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Geekly Masterful!
10 November 2006 | by (Miami, Fl) – See all my reviews

Geek Alert! Geek Alert! Geek Alert! We have discovered one of the most entertaining & quirky film geekettos in film history, Scotty Pelk the protagonist of the independent pelkicula "Film Geek". Pelk is a walking encyclopedia of film facts. He is the epitome of cinematic obsession. Melik Malkasian's performance as Pelk was mesmerizing. Malkasian's breakthrough work will gateway him to the Melik Way of independent film stardom. Pelk is a clerk at a video store named Video Connection. He is the king of T.M.M.I. (Too Much Movie Information) as he annoys the customers with obscure facts on avant-garde directors and screen imaging. "Scottytape" has definitely watched way too many movie videotapes throughout his lifetime. He also has a film fascinado website whose hit list is in the same list as what some of his co-workers have him on, "the zero list". Pelk gets "cut" from his Video Connection dream job and aimlessly searches for another video store gig. He also falls for an attractive female artist named Niko who thinks he is the dweeb poster boy but finds a "reel" attraction in him. The film follows Scotty through his trivial film world and it becomes a playground for film freaks & geeks, present company included. Writer-Director James Westby's love letter to film connoisseurs is a marvel effort that has to rank as one of the supreme independent films in cinema history! I hope to see more flicks from the "Wild Wild Westby". Join the great geek gods of film and take a peek at "Film Geek". ***** Excellent


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