A turbulent and intriguing love story between two parking officers in the city of Los Angeles.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Claire Barney
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Blue Car Owner
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Woman with Expired Meter
Ron King ...
Ex-Boyfriend
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Meters Money Collector
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Mother Barney / Aunt Tilde
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Stephen
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Jade (as Sonia Lozada)
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Mark (as Terrence Bernie Hines)
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Supervisor at Roll Call
Kyle Hatch ...
Pedestrian
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Woman with Baby
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Jay Caswell
Adam Gropman ...
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Red SUV
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Storyline

Man or woman, the sight of a dark-suited municipal employee dolling out parking violations stirs a primal hate in all but the most enlightened souls. And the heroine of EXPIRED, the parking officer Claire, knows it. The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry traffic officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and loneliness, Jay and Claire meet and engage in a tumultuous relationship which will eventually teach them that love can spread his magic seeds of redemption and hope, even in the darkest and most perverted of all affairs. And don't forget to put money in the meter. Written by Anonymous

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Don't park your heart in the red zone. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Also Known As:

I agapi dinei elpida  »

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Goofs

When Claire is helping Wilma hang Christmas lights, the arrangement of the lights changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Claire: I'm one of the most hated people in the world. Nobody likes me. People run from me like the plague. Give me the finger. Insult me. Verbally abuse me.
[tickets a car]
Owner of the Bug: [running toward his car] Hey! Hey, come on, I'm here.
Claire: Sorry.
Owner of the Bug: Fuck you!
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Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Lose
Performed by The Everly Brothers (as Everly Brothers)
Written by Ted Daffan
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with WMG Film & TV Licensing
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Lovely Samantha, meter maid
16 August 2008 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

She starts by telling us she is the most hated in the world. That's because of her profession, but her attitude towards life is really much like the hated one. This woman, Claire, is shy, a loser, and she doesn't expect to be anything else. But there really isn't anything tragic about it.

Then this man turns up. An emotional invalid and an impossible love relation starts. These are people who don't take anything for granted. He's aggressive about it, she isn't.

Samantha Morton is tremendous in this part as a completely non-boring bore. She teaches us that you can live a life without success. And that life is a true one.


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