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Raising the Stakes
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Cast

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Josh Lively ... Steve
Zane Crosby ... Bob
Ryan Stocking ... Maxwell Selwyn
T.J. Rogers ... Chad / Homeless Guy
Jordan Hess ... Mario
Drew Smith ... Mike
Nino Mancino ... Sex Offender Marty
Jessica Togias ... Jessica
Ellie Santy ... Julie
Jeff Channell ... Store Clerk
Nick Shomo ... Alex
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Benzo ... Ding Dong Ditcher #1
Justin Channell ... Ding Dong Ditcher #2 / Robert Mesko / Panda Guy
Richard Crosby ... Ding Dong Ditch Victim / Guy Eating a Sandwich / Tazer Guy (as Richard 'Nips' Crosby)
Chuck Deem ... Blind Guy
Richard Dyszel ... Union Vampire (as Count Gore De Vol)
Amber Eakin ... Cynical Girl
Holly Halderman ... Mace Girl

Lloyd Kaufman ... Floyd Faukman
Matt Lake ... Michael (IRS Agent)
K.W. Murphey ... Irate Guy
Michael O'Conner ... Phil
Matt Perich ... Potion Buyer In Video Store
Aaron Richmond ... Man In Glasses (as Aaron 'Squeak' Richmond)
Caleb Robinson ... Ray
M. Catherine Holseybrook Wynkoop ... Mira, The Lesbian Vampire (voice) (as M. Catherine Holseybrook)

Directed by
Justin Channell 
 
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Justin Channell 

Produced by
Charles Zimmerman .... executive producer (2011 re-release)
 
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Justin Channell 
 
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Zane Crosby .... makeup artist
 
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Matt Lake .... sound
 
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Zane Crosby .... special effects
 
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Justin Channell .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Crosby .... gaffer
 
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Joel D. Wynkoop .... voice-over: M. Catherine Holseybrook
 
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Henrique Couto .... special thanks
 

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USA:75 min | USA:62 min (Remastered Director's Cut Edition)
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The tripod used in the film was actually the stand from a drummer's practice pad Justin Channell had left over from junior high school band class. It was also used (unsuccessfully) as a steadicam-like rig, with Channell holding the camera and middle of the tripod for some hand-held shots.See more »
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Steve:Just look at Tom Cruise: you know, first he played Lestat and then he got to bang Penelope Cruz.
Bob:You know, if they would've got married, do you think she would've been Penelope Cruz-Cruise?
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Good stuff, 12 June 2006
Author: satellitepictures from United States

I gave this a 6 out of 10 comparing it to all movies ever made. If I were looking at it strictly as an indy production I would boost that number up. It's a quite entertaining flick made by some young guys that puts some other low budget pictures to shame. The comedy is there and the plot is decent enough for what the movie is. The acting seems "real" enough for the age group without coming across as just plain bad acting as some low budget pictures do. Even the somewhat annoying "sidekick" with his South Park Cartman imitations and other pop culture referenced imitations doesn't bring the movie down. Everyone on this did a good job and the kids are young so that gives them bonus points. They did a better job at indy film-making than some "adults". Give this one a view and you won't regret it.

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