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The Go-Getter -- Mercer steals a car to escape his small Oregon town and find his older brother after a tragic loss in the family. Once on the road he becomes attached to phone calls from Kate, the forgiving and mysterious girl who's car he stole. With her voice as guidance Mercer travels across the former Wild West to find a new sense of belonging. A crazy trip to Reno with Joely and odd encounters with his brother's former friends soon make Mercer realize that everything he's looking for may not be on the road, but on the other end of the phone.
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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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Writer (WGA):
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Life doesn't come with a roadmap.
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 »
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  (in credits order)

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Mercer

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

Judy Greer ... >Toast

Nick Offerman ... Dutch / Joaquin / Nick
Brian McNamara ... Tape

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

Ann Ryerson ... Visitor

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Leone
Alex Nicksay ... Reagan
Aaron Mitchel ... Anal
Michael Patterson-Crohn ... Shaddup

Marissa Ingrasci ... Laurel
Sita Young ... Hardy

William Lee Scott ... Rid

Colin Fickes ... Buddy

Bill Duke ... Liquor

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

Jsu Garcia ... Arlen

Saul Huezo ... Valet
John Anthony Delgado ... Samaritan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick O'Driscoll ... Attendant (uncredited)

Paul Palo ... Elder (uncredited)
Eliska Sursova ... Striper (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Hynes 
Writing credits
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 .... co-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
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)
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
Sean X .... additional thanks (as Sean Waters)
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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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
USA:R (certificate #42748)
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Did You Know?

The high school at the beginning of the film is Martin Hynes's former school. During filming, student extras found his picture in old yearbooks.See more »
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 »
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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Millard Fillmore takes a road trip, 24 March 2007
Author: David Ferguson ( from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Saw this one at the AFI Film Fest and fully expect it to be on my top ten list at year end. This is everything I love about going to the movies ... great script, stunning photography and realistic performances all wrapped up in a straight-from-the-soul package delivered by a passionate writer-director who refused to compromise on his vision.

Lou Taylor Pucci (so terrific in "Thumbsucker") stars as a 19 year old who schemes to "borrow" a car so he can track down his long-lost half brother to inform him that their mother has passed away. The road trip that follows is very funny, a little frightening and full of self-realization and oddball characters ... not the least of which is the owner of the car: a 24 year old Zooey Deschanel. The two create quite the bond during an ongoing cell phone conversation as Pucci drives her car from city to city in his brotherly search. Anyone still not fully aware of Ms. Deschanel's talents are truly deprived. She is ultra-talented and so very soulful and interesting.

On the trip, Pucci tracks down his old junior high school crush played by the always-willing-to-take-a-risk Jena Malone. Writer/Director Martin Hynes admitted the role was written with Ms. Malone in mind and she was quick to commit after reading the script. Her offbeat appeal makes it easy to see how Pucci would become enamored and fall blindly for this babe that anyone's mom would prohibit her son from seeing! Another great character whom Pucci stumbles across is played wonderfully by Maura Tierney. Regrettably this story line is fairly brief, but suffice to say, you have NEVER seen a band like the one Ms. Tierney invites Pucci to join. Speaking of music, the soundtrack is excellent and compliments every scene. Much of the music is that of M Ward, who is actually the guitar player who gives Pucci the shirt off his back in the film.

Supposedly the film will have wide release in August, and I will do whatever I can to ensure word-of-mouth gets this one seen by everyone I know who loves a great story and thought-provoking, funny film. On a side note, the producer of the film, Lucy Barzun, is someone I am definitely pulling for. She also produced an amazing "little" film called "Pieces of April" and has an obvious eye and love for these marvelous visions of up and coming filmmakers. We need more people like Lucy Barzun.

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