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Surviving the Rush (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  24 April 2007 (USA)
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It's the hottest day of the year for the manager of the tiny one-screen movie theatre the Nostromo but that's only the beginning of his problems. The year's most hotly anticipated film is ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
The Manager
Sean Farley ...
Julian Tate
Angela Roberts ...
Yvonne Dumas
Stephany Slongo ...
The Booker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyler Corbin ...
Patrick L. Dear ...
Teen with Cell #3
Jason Echols ...
Jerome Evans ...
Angry customer #2
Eric Jaan ...
Scary Looking Biker Customer
Graham Meyer ...
Angry Schoolboy
Justin Ozrovitz ...
Devyn Robinson ...
Little Girl
Victoria Roldan ...
8 Year old Girl
Benjamin Stewart ...


It's the hottest day of the year for the manager of the tiny one-screen movie theatre the Nostromo but that's only the beginning of his problems. The year's most hotly anticipated film is opening exclusively without warning plunging the Manager and his employees into a frantically comedic world of foul-mouthed nuns, angry rooftop wildlife, and a capacity crowd of eager moviegoers that quickly turns into a violent mob. Written by Sean Farley

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$18,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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There's an 80 minute AND a shorter version--I saw the shorter one.
26 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I thought that IMDb was wrong about the length of this film, as I clearly saw an 18 minute film by this exact director and with the exact same title. After first posting this review, I got an email from Sean Farley indicating there ARE two different versions--the longer and the shorter one. My review is for the short one, but considering how much I liked it, I really want to find the full version.

SURVIVING THE RUSH is certainly not a very polished film. It looks like a well-made amateur film--with a relatively low budget, no-name actors and simple sets. However, despite this, it's also a tremendously entertaining short film--one that you can enjoy and ignore its artistic deficiencies as well as the occasionally crude language. This is because the writing and energy level are so high that you can't help but like the film and keep watching. The bottom line is that it is very, very funny and there's a lot of charm to SURVIVING THE RUSH.

The film is about a movie theater where everything seems to go wrong during one particular evening--and I do mean EVERYTHING!! Rats in the popcorn, a broken film and insanely annoying customers and the manager of this theater is really at wits end by the end of the shift! You really have to feel sorry for the guy--though watching him and his staff being tortured is awfully funny in an Itchy and Scratchy sort of way!! This film is one of the bonus shorts included with the wonderful DVD "A Collection of 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films"--a must have for fans of the genre. Buy this DVD--it's one of the best I've ever invested in and I'll be watching it again.

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