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The Go-Getter -- When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Martin Hynes (written by)
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Tagline:
Life doesn't come with a roadmap.
Plot:
When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Enjoyable road movie See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Mercer

Zooey Deschanel ... Kate
M. Ward ... J

Judy Greer ... Better Than Toast

Nick Offerman ... Nick the Potter / Dutch theTrumpeter / Joaquin the Motel Clerk
Brian McNamara ... Book On Tape

Jena Malone ... Joely
Erv Immeman ... Hospice Patient

Ann Ryerson ... Hospice Visitor

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Sergio Leone
Alex Nicksay ... Masks? / Ronald Reagan
Aaron Mitchel ... Anal?
Michael Patterson-Crohn ... Shut Up!

Marissa Ingrasci ... Laurel

Sita Young ... Hardy

William Lee Scott ... Rid

Colin Fickes ... Cousin Buddy

Bill Duke ... Liquor Supply

Maura Tierney ... Hal's Pets
Jon 'Corn Mo' Cunningham ... Corn Mo (as Corn Mo)

Jsu Garcia ... Arlen
Saul Huezo ... Ensenada Hotel Valet
John Anthony Delgado ... Ensenada Helpful Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Giuseppe Andrews ... Stock Boy (uncredited)

Kathleen M. Darcy ... J's Mom (uncredited)
Patrick O'Driscoll ... Car Wash Attendant (uncredited)

Paul Palo ... Old Man (uncredited)
Eliska Sursova ... Candy Striper (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Hynes 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Martin Hynes (written by)

Produced by
Raul Celaya .... co-producer
Lori Christopher .... producer
Kelsey Daniels .... associate producer (as Kelsey Landry)
Lucy Barzun Donnelly .... producer (as Lucy Barzun)
Larry Furlong .... producer
Martin Hynes .... executive producer
Cassidy Lunnen .... line producer
Kimberly McKewon .... executive producer
Gavin Parfit .... executive producer
Don Truesdale .... executive producer
Miri Yoon .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
M. Ward 
 
Cinematography by
Byron Shah 
 
Film Editing by
David Birdsell 
 
Casting by
Emily Schweber 
 
Production Design by
Damon Fortier 
 
Art Direction by
Rob Howeth 
Charles Nance 
 
Costume Design by
Marie Schley 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Bankson .... key hair stylist
Michelle Bankson .... makeup department head
Sarah Kowalick .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Douglas Salkin .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raul Aguilar .... first assistant director
Damon Fortier .... second unit director
Jeff Frey .... assistant director
Johnny Haddad .... second assistant director
Bobby Minkoff .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Isabella Fortier .... set dresser
Mike Horn .... foreman
Ian Johnson .... set dresser
Dru Leggiero .... property master
Erik Schindler .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Stuart Calderon .... sound effects editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist (as David Fein)
Karyn Foster .... dialog & adr editor
Mitch Gettleman .... supervising sound editor
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Todd Grace .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Grice .... boom operator
Charles Hamilton .... sound recordist
Andy Kopetzky .... foley supervisor
Mickey McMullen .... production sound mixer
Rudy Pi .... sound re-recording mixer
Jody Thomas .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
David Van Woert .... digital optical supervisor
David Van Woert .... titles supervisor
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects supervisor
John L. Weckworth .... lead compositor
John L. Weckworth .... main title designer & animator
 
Stunts
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunt coordinator
Art Hickman .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicola Benizzi .... first assistant camera
Richard W. Botchlet .... assistant chief lighting technician
Gary Deane .... still photographer
Eric Forand .... chief lighting technician
Stephen Furry .... electrician
John-Anthony Gargiulo .... best boy grip
Jason Jury .... electrician
Nick Lantz .... assistant camera
David Levich .... key grip
Scott Logan .... camera loader
R. Dustin Sanchez .... grip
Travis Stewart .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Levy .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brooke Killheffer .... wardrobe supervisor
Tracey Rogers .... costumer
Nicki Stewart .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Brian Addie .... editorial assistance
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
 
Music Department
Mark Bensi .... music editor
Bryan Christner .... music consultant
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Mitchell Bergman .... transportation coordinator
Charles Gatson .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jackie Austin .... production coordinator: Oregon
Stephanie Baltierra .... production secretary
Luis Bonachea .... production assistant
Dannyelle Bryant .... executive assistant
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Randi M. Cohen .... pre-production secretary
Heather Coker .... choreographer
Brandon Delancey .... production assistant
Trent Dempsey .... production coordinator
Oliver Garrett .... production assistant
Judy Geletko .... post-production accountant
Lori Goldbach .... first assistant accountant
Karl Herrmann .... production assistant
Vanessa Karubian .... executive
Mira Lew .... consultant
Kari Montgomery .... script supervisor
Ann Penny .... set medic
Aline Robey .... pre-production coordinator
Jordan Romano .... production assistant
Robert Warberg .... location manager
Tim Waterman .... production assistant
Kevin Wenig .... key production accountant
Wade Whitman .... location manager
Allison Flashman .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Joshwaa Allen .... thanks
Matt Amar .... thanks
Giuseppe Andrews .... thanks
Michael Baines .... thanks
Jeff Balis .... special thanks
Jennifer Barrons .... special thanks
Diane Barry .... thanks
Jordan Bayer .... impossible without
Doug Bergeron .... special thanks
Jindo Bergman .... special thanks
Jeff Blitz .... special thanks
Paul Bookstaber .... special thanks
Mary Briggs .... thanks
Barbara Campbell .... thanks
John Carpenter .... thanks
Juan Luis Carrera .... special thanks
Jim Carter .... thanks
Art Christopher .... special thanks
Don Christopher .... special thanks
Karen Christopher .... special thanks
Noreen Christopher .... special thanks
Lauren Cooper .... thanks
Kathleen M. Darcy .... thanks
Denise De Graff .... special thanks (as Denise DeGraff)
T.J. Demas .... special thanks
Nashville Dempsey .... special thanks
Robert Donnelly .... impossible without
Brian Etting .... special thanks
Jamie Feldman .... special thanks
Merideth Finn .... special thanks
Kathryn Finnerty .... impossible without
Evelyn Fitzgerald .... special thanks
Peter Friedlander .... special thanks
Christine Frønsdal-Hopp .... special thanks
Julian Furlong .... special thanks
Kristen Furlong .... impossible without
Julie Garces .... special thanks
Dan Gillett .... thanks
Andy Gordon .... special thanks
Michael Hachtmann .... thanks
Eric James Hadley .... thanks
Kristin Hambel .... special thanks
Jocelyn Hayes .... special thanks
Justin Head .... special thanks
Stewart Hendler .... special thanks
Lynn Henry .... thanks
Doug Herron .... thanks
Jeani Holder .... thanks
Heather Hope .... thanks
John Hopp .... special thanks
Joy Hurwitz .... special thanks
Mollie Jones .... special thanks
Steve Jones .... special thanks
Ashley Keefer .... thanks
Michael Kwan .... special thanks
Laura Laurent .... thanks
Sully Lunnen-Katz .... special thanks
Josh Mazet .... thanks
Ray McKewon .... special thanks
Steve McLaughlin .... special thanks
Lucy Montgomery .... special thanks
Joyce Moore .... special thanks
Pam Morrow .... special thanks
Nick Morton .... thanks
Marissa Neitling .... thanks
Alexander Nicksay .... thanks (as Alex Nicksay)
Patrick O'Driscoll .... thanks
Nick Offerman .... special thanks
Gerry Parham .... special thanks
Greg Payce .... thanks
Raquel Pedersen .... special thanks
Rocki Pedersen .... impossible without
Felipe Perez-Burchard .... thanks
Erika Reynolds .... thanks
Tom Rohr .... impossible without
Harriet Rubin .... special thanks
Far Shariat .... special thanks
Tami Shiener .... special thanks
Abigail Simmons .... special thanks
Daniel Slavin .... special thanks
Toni Suttie .... thanks
Dylan Tichenor .... special thanks
James Tingy .... thanks
Courtney Tole .... thanks
Tory Tunnell .... special thanks
Diane Upson .... thanks
Christine Vachon .... special thanks
Nika Vakilova-Celaya .... special thanks (as Nika Celaya)
Richard Valpey .... thanks
Katherine Washington .... thanks
Kim Waugh .... thanks
Roz Weisberg .... special thanks
Erika Wunch .... special thanks
David Young .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use
Runtime:
93 min
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Certification:
USA:R (certificate #42748)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Martin Hynes's father plays the old man wearing the cowboy hat at the car wash in the beginning of the film.See more »
Quotes:
Mercer:[First lines] I always had a problem with Huckleberry Finn. I mean, I liked the story, I read it, but the river... it made me feel stuck.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Band of Outsiders (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shoot To KillSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable road movie, 26 December 2009
Author: Siamois from Canada

This is a fairly enjoyable road movie that mixes elements of romance, comedy and coming- of-age genres. We follow young Mercer's quest to find his half-brother after their mother's death. He steals a car travels many miles and meets many odd characters along the way.

Writer/director Martin Hynes probably tries too hard to concoct an odd story and as a result, the entire film feels a little too self-conscious at times. You can feel the writer's effort to make the various people odd, as opposed to organic and real.

Lou Taylor Pucci gives a solid performance as the protagonist, Mercer. Jena Malone is great as usual, although her part doesn't add much to the story except as a plot element. I'm a big fan of Zooey Deschanel and here she shines again as Kate, the stolen car's owner who connects by phone with Mercer and has conversations with him. This not only provides the most interesting story elements but also serves as an interesting device for the audience to know what Mercer (rather the quiet type) is thinking and feeling throughout his road trip.

Many other character appears, many of which are played by actors you will recognize and have enjoyed at one time or another. The one who stood out to me was Bill Duke, better known for his many roles in 80s action flicks.

The cinematography is adequate, although a little distracting at times. Any road movie benefits immensely from a good score/soundtrack and this is definitely the case here. The music that is featured in The Go-Getter enhances the movie experience greatly and, along with the solid acting, is probably what prevents us from completely losing interest.

Although I think Martin Hynes shows real talent, I think this is yet another case of an indie- movie that could have benefited from more people being involved in the formative stage. A second writer might have tightened things up considerably and led to a classic.

As it is, the movie is enjoyable but we are left on our appetite considering the amazing cast and music featured here.

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