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21 August 2005 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 14)

Timothy Woodward Jr. ... Tristan Sutton / ... (6 episodes, 2005)
Brent Lovell ... Logan Jones / ... (6 episodes, 2005)
Sarah Edwards ... Millison Avery / ... (6 episodes, 2005)

Madison Moss ... Lacy Timberline / ... (6 episodes, 2005)

Will Triplett ... Josh Davidson / ... (6 episodes, 2005)

Amanda Baker ... Callah O'Connell / ... (5 episodes, 2005)

Josh Holland ... Jason Sutton (5 episodes, 2005)

John Wesley Shipp ... Michael Jones (5 episodes, 2005)

Preston Corbell ... Baseball Player (5 episodes, 2005)

Andrea Kfoury ... Janie (4 episodes, 2005)

Series Directed by
Bo Buckley (2 episodes, 2005)
Braxton Davis (2 episodes, 2005)

Johnny Kearns (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Anghus Houvouras (3 episodes, 2005)

Bo Buckley (unknown episodes)
Brooke Coker (unknown episodes)
Johnny Kearns (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Brent Lovell .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Andy Sleet .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Tim Casey .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric Holloway .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Johnny Kearns .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Timothy Woodward Jr. .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)

Maxann Crotts .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Braxton Davis .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Kevin S. Day .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Eric Holloway (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Matt Mosher (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Ted Roach (4 episodes, 2005)

Corey Bayes (unknown episodes)
Justin Nathanson (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
David Schifter (1 episode, 2005)

Holland Weathers (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Geoff Cormier (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Berly Brown (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Jennifer Chavez .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2005)

Carrie Campbell .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Katana Truluck .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Braxton Davis .... production manager (1 episode, 2005)

Bass Hampton .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
David Wade .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Scott Jones .... first assistant director / second assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)

Bo Buckley .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Brian Avery Galligan .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Ken Goch .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Daniel Lowe .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
D. Tobias Denney .... property master (unknown episodes)
Conley Downing .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Shawn Allred .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Franziska Schirmer Lewis .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Winske .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Zimmerman .... grip/electrician (6 episodes, 2005)
Alan Newcomb .... first assistant camera (5 episodes, 2005)
Jefferson Loftfield .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2005)
Charles B. Walker .... best boy electrician / best boy electric (4 episodes, 2005)
Troy Blischok .... additional "b" camera first assistant camera / assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)

Jason Armond .... cinematographer: additional scenes (unknown episodes)
Zsolt P. Haraszti .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
David Harding .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Johnny Kearns .... cinematographer: additional scenes (unknown episodes)
Scott Kirkpatrick .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Matt Mosher .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Lori Frederick .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brooke Berry .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Emmie Holmes .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Justin Nathanson .... head editor (6 episodes, 2005)

Ted Roach .... lead editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Kirk Bair .... set production assistant (6 episodes, 2005)
George S. McQuade III .... studio publicist (6 episodes, 2005)
Ben Hammock .... on set production assistant (4 episodes, 2005)

Maxann Crotts .... product placement (unknown episodes)
Candice Grubb .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jason J. Scott .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Shankle .... assistant production office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Justin Soponis .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

USA:60 min (with commercials)
Sound Mix:
Dolby (RCA Sound System)
USA:Not Rated (TV rating)


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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A low budget, unprofessional copycat of mainstream teen dramas, 11 September 2005
Author: Celine from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I am a naturally skeptical and pessimistic person, so when I first read about "Palmetto Pointe" in The Post & Courier, I was dubious about the character and quality of the show. As I read on, I decided to suppress my inherent negativity and try to think favorably of the new show. I imagined "Palmetto Pointe" as something like South Carolina's version of the "OC" or even "Dawson's Creek". After watching the series' debut on Pax, I realized that I had been most horribly deceived. In one hour, I was exposed to more superficial characters, generic plots, and pathetically corny one-liners than in my entire television viewing life.

The show's plot revolves around the trials of six young friends as they prepare for college and the big bad world outside of Palmetto Pointe. The main character is Tristan Sutton, the struggling, minor-league baseball star with a bad temper, a large ego and a troubled past. The other five characters play generic and stereotypical roles in the story: Millison Avery (Tristan's mysterious love interest), Lacy Timberline (Tristan's bitter but beautiful ex-girlfriend), Logan Jones, (Tristan's lifelong friend with an abusive and alcoholic father) and lovebirds Callah O'Connell and Josh Davidson (also part of Tristan's posse). The show began with Tristan's bitter-sweet return to his hometown of Palmetto Pointe, where he had to come to grips with the death of his parents, his angry older brother, Jason, his alienated friends and his discontented baseball rivals. This saturation of teen drama had unintended and negative effects; instead of feeling compassion, empathy, sympathy or any other positive feeling towards the characters, I felt an overwhelming sense of apathy and I felt disconnected from the story.

I believe my sense of apathy towards the plight of the characters was further enhanced by the quality of acting displayed in "Palmetto Pointe". With the exception of John Wesley Shipp, who played Logan Jones' abusive and alcoholic father, the general quality of acting was dismal and embarrassing. This poor acting was further enhanced by corny one-liners, unnatural dialogue, and bad casting decisions. Tim Woodward Jr.'s portrayal of Tristan Sutton is probably the worst of the entire cast, or at the very least, the most noticeable. Woodward's stilted rendition of the dialogue, his mumbling, his impassive face while trying to interpret emotional scenes and overall incompetence is painful to watch for extended periods of time. Actor Tim Woodward Jr.'s unimpressive physique also makes his portrayal of a professional baseball player ridiculous.

In addition to the pathetic acting and generic plot line, the one thing I found most grating about "Palmetto Pointe" was the general unprofessional look of the show. The production quality, direction and editing of the show was very poor. The excessive use of fadeouts gave me a headache and the bad sound mixing made it difficult to hear dialogue between characters.

From poor acting to an overzealous use of fadeouts, "Palmetto Pointe" is a low budget, unprofessional, generic copycat of mainstream teen dramas. Overall, I must say I was sadly disappointed with "Palmetto Pointe". If viewers are still adamant on following the show's progression, they may expect to see controversial topics such as date rape, teen pregnancy and child abuse to be explored in future episodes.

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