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Jam -- A traffic accident on a rural mountain road becomes a life changing experience for fifteen diverse travelers.

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Director:
Writers:
Craig E. Serling (written by) and
Nicole Lonner (written by)
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Release Date:
3 July 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
JAM: When Lives Collide
Plot:
A traffic accident on a rural mountain road becomes a life changing experience for fifteen diverse travelers. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Better Than It Should Be... See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Amitrano ... Curt

Elizabeth Bogush ... Jen

Dan Byrd ... Josh

Julie Claire ... Judy

David DeLuise ... Jerry

Amanda Detmer ... Amy

Amanda Foreman ... Stephanie

William Forsythe ... Ted

Tess Harper ... Ruby

Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Lorraine

Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Dale

Mariah O'Brien ... Rose

Alex Rocco ... Mick

Jonathan Silverman ... Gary

Gina Torres ... Lilac

Marissa N. Blanchard ... Brianna (as Marissa Blanchard)

Skyler Gisondo ... Robert

Frank Gallegos ... Cop #2
Bashir Salahuddin ... Cop #1

Directed by
Craig E. Serling  (as Craig Serling)
 
Writing credits
Craig E. Serling (written by) (as Craig Serling) and
Nicole Lonner (written by)

Produced by
Dianne Burnett .... executive producer
Dianne Burnett .... producer
William Forsythe .... associate producer
Abe Glazer .... co-executive producer
Marianne Jean-Baptiste .... associate producer
Harmon Kaslow .... executive producer
Eliyse Katz .... associate producer
Rebecca Landau .... co-producer
Peter Liebschutz .... executive producer
Renee Liebschutz .... executive producer
Nicole Lonner .... co-producer
Kendra May .... associate producer
Abby Gail Palanker .... co-executive producer
Zoe Quist .... associate producer (as Laura Zoe Quist)
Craig E. Serling .... producer (as Craig Serling)
Elizabeth Serling .... co-producer
Ryan Westheimer .... co-producer
Christopher J. Wilmot .... co-producer (as Christopher Wilmot)
Tracy Wu .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Andy Kubiszewski 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Venditti 
 
Film Editing by
Tirsa Hackshaw 
Spencer Keimon 
Craig E. Serling  (as Craig Serling)
 
Casting by
Collin Daniel 
Brett Greenstein 
 
Production Design by
Michael Levinson 
 
Art Direction by
Jaclyn Marshall 
 
Costume Design by
Holly Hill 
 
Makeup Department
Jenna Garagiola .... key makeup artist
Minnie Krishnan .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Neil DeGroot .... unit production manager
Jonathan M. Murnane .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melinda Johnson .... key second assistant director
W. Alex Korp .... second second assistant director
Melissa Lekus .... second assistant director
Blake Perkinson .... second second assistant director
Ruby Stillwater .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark Fenlason .... property master
Matthew Lach .... assistant property master
Tyler McMurray .... swing
Jeff Pogue .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Anthony Adams .... supervising sound editor
Ted Blaisdell .... dialogue editor
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Mick Davies .... boom operator
Brian Dunlop .... foley mixer
Christopher Eakins .... sound consultant
Glenn Gaines .... sound mixer
Michelle Roden .... foley artist
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Martin Schloemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound re-recording mixer
David Warburton .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Mark Fenlason .... special effects supervisor
Matthew Lach .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Danny Downey .... stunt double: David Byrd
Chrissy Weathersby Ball .... stunt driver
Scott Workman .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Deborah Attoinese .... still photographer
Brad Baker .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brad Baker .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Bartolini .... gaffer
Alec Boehm .... camera operator
Jonathon Carmichael .... key grip
Brian D'Haem .... best boy electric
William Eichler .... Steadicam operator
William Eichler .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jay Garrison .... grip
Pamela Howard .... camera loader
Joseph Lopez .... still photographer
Joel Michalak .... grip
Lance Oyabu .... electrician
George Selman .... assistant still photographer
David Van Sickle .... electrician
Ramian E. Williams .... best boy grip
Michael Witczak .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Lauren Failla .... additional casting
Geralyn Flood .... casting associate
Cathy Henderson .... additional casting
Kathy Henderson .... additional casting
Jeni Thornell .... extras casting
Dori Zuckerman .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
JoAnne Johnson .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Valerie Burton .... post-production coordinator
Aaron Putnam .... assistant editor
Troy Rackley .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ted Blaisdell .... music mixer
Hiroko Ito .... music editor
Alexina Matisse .... music coordinator
Aminé Ramer .... music supervisor (as Amine Ramer)
Emily Wright .... additional music theme
 
Transportation Department
James Cantoni .... transportation captain
Zoa Keith .... transportation
 
Other crew
Shane Birdsill .... assistant production coordinator
Susan Buliavac .... script supervisor
Paige Chambers .... production assistant
Halsey D. Corbin .... production assistant
Charles de Bernier .... production accountant
Kirby C. Fortenberry .... production coordinator
Win Jones .... production assistant
Stephanie A. Purdy .... animal trainer
Daniel Shepard .... set production assistant
Patrick Tarpey .... animal trainer
Abigail Tomlin .... production assistant
Haylee Vance .... set production assistant
Richard H. Wood .... location manager
Emily Wright .... consultant: cello
 
Thanks
Josh Siegel .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Factual errors: At the end of the movie, during the initial end credits where a few actors are actually shown and subtitled with both their real name and character name, the actress "Julie Claire as Judy" is incorrectly displayed as "Judy Claire as Judy". Later, the B&W scrolling end credits do have her listed correctly.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Jam (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lookin' 4 TroubleSee more »

FAQ

Why Does Jeffrey Dean Morgan Look So Familiar?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Better Than It Should Be..., 1 December 2008
Author: Christopher T. Chase (cchase@onebox.com) from Arlington, VA.

You know those indie flicks that make you want to cringe? The ones where from the opening frame, you get the feeling the cast is only doing this because they owed a really, REALLY big favor to the director, the producers or somebody else connected with the production? In spite of some interesting editing choices made in the opening sequence of JAM, that's exactly what it feels like. Which is the bad news.

So what's the GOOD news?

Well, if favors were called in for this one, THANK GOD THEY WERE, because I couldn't believe the parade of actors as they were introduced. Marianne-Jean Baptiste? William Forsythe? Gina Torres? Alex Rocco? Tess Harper? Jeffrey Dean Morgan??? I had to ask myself in-between double takes: "Who IS this Craig Serling guy?"

Well, he's damned lucky, for one thing. Though it was made and released in 2006, it has the retro-look and feel of a movie made on the cheap back in the mid-'70's...which might have been the feel that Serling was going for.

On a rural road on the outskirts of Los Angeles (at least that's where I guessed it was), a cellist (Baptiste) on her way to a concert date swerves to avoid hitting a stray dog. She gets rear-ended by a guy (Forsythe) and his son, a telephone pole gets knocked over...let's just say it's the mess that starts the whole movie. Over time, we get to meet the people who inhabit the cars stuck in this jam: a bride-to-be with her two best friends and bridesmaids; a divorced dad (Morgan) spending his visitation day with his kids; a lesbian couple (one of whom is played by Torres) who are expecting their baby to come along at any moment, and a pair of ne'er-do-well crooks in a stolen RV, trying to break into a stolen ATM machine. And let's not leave out the cool elderly couple (Rocco and Harper) taking it all in stride.

The script is strictly paint-by-numbers, with conflicts and clashes that feel contrived - especially since with this kind of movie, you just KNOW that everything will somehow work out in the end. But compensating somewhat for what the script lacks, is the pleasure of watching some very talented actors 'spin gold from straw' and make it look effortless. Forsythe and Morgan shine especially as two struggling fathers in similar yet different situations...trying to deal with circumstances they can do nothing to change, while trying to stay connected to the people who mean the most to them.

Yes, this is all very 'Lifetime' movie-style stuff, and there's really nothing here to offer any kind of a challenge. It certainly isn't NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, which Harper is really good in, or even LADY IN WHITE, which features one of Rocco's best performances. But it's an inoffensive time-waster at the very least, good for vegging out to until the next great movie comes on another channel you can turn to.

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