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Man in the Chair (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 January 2008 (UK)
Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica... See full summary »

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9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Flash Madden
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Cameron Kincaid
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Mickey Hopkins
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Taylor Moss
Joshua Boyd ...
Murphy White
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Judy Kincaid
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Floyd
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Mr. Klein
Taber Schroeder ...
Brett Raven
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Nurse (as Sarah Schroeder)
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Man in theater
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Woman in theater
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Murray
John Rezig ...
Young Flash
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Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer-and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane-Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his life. Written by Mill Valley Film Festival Staff

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It's never too late to rewrite your life's story. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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2.35 : 1
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Christopher Plummer's character in the film has a significant relationship with Orson Welles. In reality the two actors worked together on Oedipus the King (1968) and Waterloo (1970). See more »

Goofs

The clapper slate is correct in the final version. See more »

Quotes

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Cameron Kincaid: It's not the strength, but the duration of great sentiments that makes great men. Nietzsche got THAT one right.
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References Black Orpheus (1959) See more »

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Middle Eastern Music
Written and Performed by Rene Reyes
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Inspiring film about those forgotten
23 October 2007 | by (Detroit, MI) – See all my reviews

Just got a chance to see this at the Heartland Film Festival. This is a wonderful film. You can read the synopsis for more detailed account of the movie, but for me, it's a reminder to live life together. Plummer's character is a gruff old gaffer that hasn't had many friends and lives in his former glory. But now near the end of his life, he meets a kid that wants to learn about how to shoot a film. At first, he's resistant, but eventually warms up to the idea and then enlists the help of many other former craftsmen in the field. It's a touching story. Plummer is awesome in the film. There are some effects that get a little jarring after a while, but don't detract from the film overall. It feels a bit like Finding Forrester at times, but hey, all the great story's have been done, and this is an awesome variation on that theme. A definite must see...especially film buffs.


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