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Colma: The Musical (2006)

In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries ... See full summary »

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Jake Moreno ...
Billy
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Rodel
L.A. Renigen ...
Maribel
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Tara
Brian Raffi ...
Julio
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Kattia
Larry Soriano ...
Rodel's Father
Paul Kolsanoff ...
Kevin
Allison Torneros ...
Amanda
Jim Wierzba ...
Kat Kneisel ...
Joanne
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Michael
Dustin North ...
Colma Player / John / Bar Patron
Jeremiah Cothren ...
Colma Player / Bar Patron
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Colma Player
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In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries and streets. But, that's exactly what happens. Best pals Rodel, Billy, and Maribel find themselves in a state of limbo; fresh out of high school, they are just beginning to explore a new world of part-time mall jobs and crashing college parties. As newfound revelations and romances challenge their relationships with one another and their parents, the trio must assess what to hold onto, and how to best follow their dreams. It's a love song to the city, and to the residents who dream of a better (and more musical) life. Written by Christopher Au

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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R

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$8,403 (USA) (22 June 2007)

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$129,974 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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When Billy and Maribel are drinking the wine the brand is Barefoot. Barefoot does not make a wine with a screw top. See more »

Quotes

Rodel: How do you know if your boyfriend is gay?
Billy: How?
Rodel: His dick tastes like shit.
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References Oliver! (1968) See more »

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Mature - Part Two
Written by H.P. Mendoza
Performed by The Three Jakes
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Quirky doesn't even begin to describe this one
18 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Musical about three friends--Billy (Jake Moreno), Rodel (writer H.P. Mendoza) and Maribel (L.A. Renigen). They live in a small town named Colma, have just graduated from high school and aren't sure what they want to do. Billy wants to be an actor but isn't sure if he can do it. Gay Rodel doesn't know what he wants and can't tell his father that he's gay. Maribel is a friend of the two.

Very odd movie. The music and songs are good (if repetitious) and there's a show stopper in a bar. There was also an excellent use of split (or multiple) screens and it was shot on beautiful locations. But the movie was too long (20 minutes could have been cut); the acting wasn't that good; Moreno is a handsome man...but not the best singer; the characters were basically pretty obnoxious and there doesn't seem to be any point to it all. Also characters act strange for no other reason than to act strange (Billy's manager especially). Still I did enjoy it (mostly) and the songs were good. You might like this. Definitely worth a look if you love musicals.


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