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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael McKiddy ... The Manager
Sean Farley ... Julian Tate
Angela Roberts ... Yvonne Dumas
Stephany Slongo ... The Booker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyler Corbin ... Wendy
Patrick L. Dear ... Teen with Cell #3

Jason Echols ... Carl / Angry Infiniplex Customer
Jerome Evans ... Angry customer #2
Eric Jaan ... Scary Looking Biker Customer
Graham Meyer ... Angry Schoolboy
Justin Ozrovitz ... Stevie

Chris Peters ... Mitchell
Devyn Robinson ... Little Girl
Victoria Roldan ... 8 Year old Girl
Benjamin Stewart ... Bouncer
Brian Titus ... King Solomon

Directed by
Sean Farley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sean Farley 

Produced by
Sean Farley .... co-producer
Stephen Karr .... producer
Steve Karr .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Stephen Karr 
Steve Karr 
Film Editing by
Stephen Karr 
Steve Karr 

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USA:80 min
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The popular movie that is playing at the Nostromo is a fictional sci-fi movie called THE MARS PROJECT, starring Eminem. In reality, THE MARS PROJECT was the code name used to transport the film cans containing Eminem's movie 8 MILE.See more »
Yvonne Dumas:Where the hell have you been?
The Manager:Oh... just changing a customer's colostomy bag.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
There's an 80 minute AND a shorter version--I saw the shorter one., 26 February 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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