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Stuck -- Mena Suvari (American Beauty) unforgettably stars as Brandi, a hard-partying, overworked nursing assistant in this delicious, darkly humorous psychological thriller from director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond). Brandi accidentally steers her car into a homeless man, movingly played by Stephen Rea (The Crying Game), sending him flying through the windshield. Not wanting to jeopardize a possible job promotion, she chooses not to get him medical help, leaving him clinging to life in her garage. But soon her psyche begins to unravel as captor and captive are pitted against each other in a bloody...even outrageous battle for survival. Director Stuart Gordon delivers what Variety called "ingeniously nasty and often shockingly funny" entertainment.
Stuck -- This is the theatrical trailer for Stuck, directed by Stuart Gordon.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Strysik (screenplay)
Stuart Gordon (story)
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Release Date:
12 September 2008 (Turkey) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Two Destinies Are About To Collide
Plot:
A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(66 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mena Suvari ... Brandi Boski

Stephen Rea ... Thomas Bardo

Russell Hornsby ... Rashid

Rukiya Bernard ... Tanya
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Petersen
Lionel Mark Smith ... Sam

Wayne Robson ... Mr. Binckley
R.D. Reid ... Manager

Patrick McKenna ... Joe Lieber

Sharlene Royer ... Tiffany
Bunthivy Nou ... Gloria
Suzanne Short ... Receptionist
Wally MacKinnon ... Beat Cop
John Dartt ... Cop
Liam McNamara ... Thin Young Man

Shuko Akune ... Hospital Voice Menu (voice)

John Dunsworth ... Cabbie
Marguerite McNeil ... Mrs. Pashkewitz

Jeffrey Combs ... 911 Operator (voice)
Martin Moreno ... Pedro
Lorena Rincon ... Estela
Mauricio Hoyos ... Luis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Johnson ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Gordon 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Strysik (screenplay)

Stuart Gordon (story)

Produced by
Christian Arnold-Beutel .... executive producer
Jay Firestone .... producer
Ken Gord .... producer
Stuart Gordon .... producer
Sam Grana .... executive producer
Robert Katz .... producer
John F.S. Laing .... executive producer
Tim McGrath .... executive producer
Julie G. Moldo .... associate producer
Zenon Yunko .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bobby Johnston 
 
Cinematography by
Denis Maloney 
 
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
 
Casting by
Ferne Cassel 
Lisa Parasyn 
 
Production Design by
Craig Lathrop 
 
Set Decoration by
Alan MacLeod 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Cutshall 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Flynn .... key hair stylist
Kathrine Gordon .... Braiding for Mena Suvari
Kathrine Gordon .... hair braiding: Ms. Suvari
Sylvie Mazerolle .... key makeup artist
Mike Measimer .... special makeup effects supervisor
Greg McDougall .... makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Jovan Vitagliano .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Andrew Barnes .... assistant production manager
Andy Horvitch .... post-production supervisor
Rob Urquhart .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Cotterill .... second assistant director (as Robert Cotterill)
Alexandra LeGuerrier .... trainee assistant director
B. Scott Senechal .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Matt Likely .... assistant art director
Elizabeth Moran .... art department coordinator
Robert Richard .... draftsman
 
Sound Department
Justin Bates .... sound editor
Richard Burton .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Burton .... supervising sound editor
Thierry J. Couturier .... sound editor
Corey Eccles .... sound editor
Georges Hannan .... sound mixer
Damian Reynolds .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Laird McMurray .... special effects supervisor
John Poulter .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... CG animator: Switch VFX
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Steven Nevius .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Taryn Ash .... stunt double: Mena Suvari
Bill Grimmer .... animal stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunt double
Cheryl Quiacos .... stunt performer
Sharlene Royer .... stunt performer
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darcy Fraser .... second assistant camera
Felice Grana .... a camera second assistant
Jason Hamilton .... electrician
Mark Hemmings .... still photographer
Reza Tabrizi .... additional first assistant camera: pick-ups
 
Casting Department
Liza Gagnon .... extras casting
Donna Rae Gibbs .... co-casting director
Debbie Kwan .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fileena Bahris .... jewelry designer
Brenda McLeese .... set costumer
Chris J. O'Neil .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ester Brym .... assistant editor (as Ester Brymova)
Luis Ortiz Guillen .... assistant editor
Rui Martins .... telecine operator
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
 
Location Management
Jacquie Anderson .... location manager
 
Music Department
John Krovoza .... musician: cello
 
Other crew
Rick Constantineau .... production accountant
Ken Dhaliwal .... legal counsel
Joanne Duguay .... production coordinator
Gary Allen Ferguson .... gun wrangler (as Gary Ferguson)
Liza Gagnon .... accommodation coordinator
Hy Lindsay .... 1st ass't accountant
Mary Louise McCloskey .... script supervisor
Steven Nevius .... title designer
James Ordonez .... production consultant
Shawn M. Richardz .... adr loop group
Tim Turnell .... stand-in: male lead
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, disturbing content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use
Runtime:
85 min | Canada:94 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Stuart Gordon]The resident who gets yelled at by Rashid's girlfriend in the apartment hallway.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Bardo does hit the windshield, it breaks rather large, jagged pieces. Automotive windshields are made from a laminated safety glass. They do not break in sheets, but instead "spider-web" when they are struck.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[At the care facility, a patient offscreen calls for Brandi]
Mr. Binckley:Brandi! I want Brandi!
Gloria:He did it again.
Brandi Boski:He did?
Gloria:I tried helping, but he keeps asking for you.
Brandi Boski:Yeah, he does that.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Hit and Run (2009) (V)See more »

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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Stranger than Fiction!, 15 November 2008
Author: gradyharp from United States

STUCK is one of those films that creeps up on you, teases you into thinking a comedy is in the making, then slowly reveals itself as what seems to be an exposé of our current manner of getting through life, of competing in the workplace, and of self absorption to the point of endangering those around us. The fact that the film is based on a true story as adapted by director Stuart Gordon and transformed into a bitingly satirical screenplay by John Strysik increases the impact of this well-crafted little low budget film. Watch it once for the gritty content of the story, then watch it again to appreciate all of the very dark (and very pointed!) humor in what at first appears to be a grisly tale.

Brandi Boski (Mena Suvari) works as a Nurse's Aid in a nursing home of senile elderly patients, giving some of the finest care for those entrusted to her talents. Brandi's compassionate work is noted by the supervisor Peterson (Carolyn Purdy-Gordon) who manages to trick Brandi into an even heavier work schedule by suggesting a raise in position. Excited about her possible promotion Brandi and her working partner Tanya (Rukiya Bernard) celebrate that evening with Brandi's boyfriend/drug supplier Rashid (Russell Hornsby) who gives Brandi a pill of Ecstasy and the mixture of the drug with the alcohol creates a mess of Brandi's mind.

The parallel story involves one jobless Thomas Bardo (Stephen Rea) who lives in a tenement, is evicted because of past due rent, and becomes a street person, treated with cold (but satirical) mechanical responses at the Department of Unemployment. Left to sleep in the park he is befriended by another homeless person, given a shopping cart, and makes his way toward a midnight mission.

Brandi cum altered thought processes drives home, hits Thomas who comes sailing through her windshield badly injured, and out of fear and distress Brandi merely takes the 'stuck' Thomas home to park him in her garage, knowing that her boyfriend Rashid will help her. Thomas is conscious, unable to climb out of the glass of the crushed windshield and begs for help. How the stranded and injured Thomas is treated by the desperate but self-centered Brandi, by the frightened but macho Rashid, and by neighbors who fear intervention because of reporting an incident that would encourage police intervention and threaten their deportation as illegal immigrants results in an ending that shows how 'justice' can prevail!

The cast is first rate - especially Rea, Suvari, Hornsby and Bernard. The direction is tight and maintains credible characters in incredible situations and holds the audience attention every moment. This is a fine example of how a low budget film, in the hands of pros, can be more successful that the big budget, less thoughtful movies that crowd our marquis. Grady Harp

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