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Colma: The Musical (2006)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Jake Moreno ...
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L.A. Renigen ...
Sigrid Sutter ...
Tara
Brian Raffi ...
Julio
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Kattia
Larry Soriano ...
Rodel's Father
Paul Kolsanoff ...
Kevin
Allison Torneros ...
Amanda
Jim Wierzba ...
Hulk Hogan
Kat Kneisel ...
Joanne
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Michael
Dustin North ...
Colma Player / John / Bar Patron
Jeremiah Cothren ...
Colma Player / Bar Patron
Micah Enloe ...
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, 24 June 2007, Limited Release

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$129,974, 26 October 2007
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Goofs

During "Can We Get Any Older" in the party scene, Rodel walks past a man and immediately walks past him again. 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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Could We Get Any Older
Written by H.P. Mendoza
Performed by H.P. Mendoza
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This movie rocks my socks off
24 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I only knew about H.P. Mendoza from his music. I didn't even know what he looked like. This movie blew my mind. If Ghost World were a musical, and They Might Be Giants helped out, you'd have Colma.

It feels like no other musical I've ever seen. It has that alternative edge that a lot of other musicals claim to have. And I don't mean alternative like Nickelback. I mean like that alternative sound that's been alternative since the eighties.

And the characters are so free and trapped at the same time. Every character has some major faults, but you can't help but like them all. Rent wishes it were this realistic.

I swear, if you like They Might Be Giants, Cake, Presidents of the USA, and all of those bands like that, you will absolutely love Colma: The Musical.


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