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Stephen Berra (written by)
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Tagline:
A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't. See more »
Plot:
A young man (Webber) is encouraged by a new friend (Deschanel) to cope with living in a town where he doesn't necessarily fit in. | Add synopsis »
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not as powerful as it could be .... See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Mark Webber ... Jason Prayer

Zooey Deschanel ... Frances

Harry Dean Stanton ... Gus

Bill Paxton ... Robbie

Chris Klein ... Tad Tokas

Patrick Fugit ... Andrew

Drea de Matteo ... Dana (as Drea De Matteo)

Bruce McGill ... Frank Jones

Donal Logue ... Daryll

Deborah Rush ... Diane
Chris Basher ... Bus Passenger
Michael Baxter ... Fred
Michelle Boulet ... Friend #1
Cory Cassidy ... Tad's Friend

Sarah Constible ... Terry

Darcy Fehr ... Friend #2
Ernesto Griffith ... Security Guard

Alicia Johnston ... Anne
Robert Kostyra ... Bus Driver (as Robert Kostrya)

Andrew Krivanek ... Red Face Man
Manfred Maretzki ... Priest
Ross McMillan ... Police Officer (as Ross McMillian)

Curtis Moore ... Gary Turner
Monique Perro ... Friend #3

Kristen Sawatzky ... Friend #4
Dino Schiavone ... TV Store Owner
Candace Smith ... Power Company Woman

Will Woytowich ... John Mackelroy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Abrell ... Football Color Commentator (voice) (uncredited)
Ferrone Gavriel ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Melissa LeClaire ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Alanais Moar ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Michael O'Higgins ... Tad's Friend #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Berra  (as Steve Berra)
 
Writing credits
Stephen Berra (written by) (as Steve Berra)

Produced by
Gary Berwin .... associate producer
James Henrie .... co-producer
Phyllis Laing .... co-producer
Patrick Markey .... producer
Mike McBride .... co-producer (as Mike Mcbride)
Bill Paxton .... executive producer
Devin Sloane .... producer
Lance Sloane .... producer
 
Original Music by
Don Davis 
Joel Peterson  (as Joel Petersen)
 
Cinematography by
Patrice Lucien Cochet (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sean Hubbert 
 
Casting by
Justine Baddeley 
 
Production Design by
Gordon Wilding  (as Gord Wilding)
 
Art Direction by
Scott Rossell 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Kestler  (as Robert Keslter)
 
Costume Design by
Darena Snowe 
 
Makeup Department
Susan Lachowich .... first assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Machnee .... first assistant makeup artist
Beth Ann McIvor .... daily makeup assistant
Doug Morrow .... key makeup artist
Pina Robinson .... key hair stylist
Brenda Rocchio .... hair trainee: FTM
Lori Caputi .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Brenda Magalas .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Anastasia Geras .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danielle Dumesnil .... second assistant director
Richard O'Brien-Moran .... first assistant director
Karla Trujillo Villon .... third assistant director trainee (as Karla Trujillo-Villon)
Colleen Wowchuk .... third assistant director (as Colleen Wowchuck)
 
Art Department
Gary Barringer .... graphic artist
Steve Benson .... set dresser
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist (as Nicholas Burns)
Jim Cebrowski .... lead carpenter
Bruce Cook .... set dresser
Clarence Giesbrecht .... construction coordinator
Don Greenberg .... assistant property master
Mary Esther Griffith .... key scenic artist
Gerry Gyles .... sets buyer
Joey Jakob .... art department intern: FTM
Donna Jenkyns .... art department assistant
Ken Knight .... drafts person
Alexis Labra .... on-set dresser (as Alexis Lebra)
David Macvicar .... property master (as David MacVicar)
Van McLean .... scenic carpenter (as Van McClean)
Holly Moore .... art department coordinator
Robb Paraskevopoulos .... lead dresser (as Rob Paraskevopoulas)
Brent Poole .... on-set carpenter
Carla Schroeder .... lead painter (as Carla Shroeder)
Jason Wilkins .... props
Shane Clements .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Russ Dyck .... production sound mixer
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya .... assistant sound editor (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Scott Hinkley .... sound re-recording mixer
David Hughes .... assistant sound editor
Spencer Johnson .... sound effects editor
Cody King .... foley editor
Richard Kitting .... sound recordist
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Andrew Morgado .... foley mixer
Vic Radulich .... adr editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Sacha Rosen .... cable puller
Dino Schiavone .... boom operator
Daniel Tripoli .... adr editor
Daniel Tripoli .... dialogue editor
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandegrift)
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Jacob Weinstein .... assistant sound editor
Scott Wolf .... sound designer
Scott Wolf .... supervising sound editor
 
Stunts
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Beauchamp .... second assistant camera (as Mark Beaucamp)
Michel Bernier .... first assistant camera
Meredith Budgen-Starnes .... second assistant camera (as Meredith Starnes)
James Chrysler .... electrician
Roger Finlay .... camera operator: "a" camera
Conroy Finnegan .... grip
Bryan Forde .... gaffer
Terence Fuller .... grip (as Terrence Fuller)
Sean Gilles .... lead grip (as Sean Gillies)
John Gilmore .... best boy electric
Doug Kiddell .... electric
Doug Kiddell .... rigging gaffer
Hans Kooij .... video coordinator: 24 frame
Steve Madden .... dolly grip
Laurence Mardon .... gaffer
Jim McNulty .... generator operator
W. James Meagher .... electrician (as James Meagher)
Joseph Micomonaco .... first assistant camera (as Joe Micomonaco)
William Mills .... key grip (as Bill Mills)
Christophe Nachtigall .... best boy grip (as Christopher Nachtigall)
Daniel Quesnel .... loader
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer
Daniel Suave .... Steadicam operator
Daniel Suave .... camera operator
Amy Vincent .... additional photographer
Michael Kelly .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Reil Munro .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Betty Ann Conard .... casting: Montana
Eleanor Erum .... extras casting: Winnipeg (as Leah Erum)
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jim Heber .... casting: Canada
Kari Rieger .... extras casting: Winnipeg, Kari Casting
Joey Ritche .... casting assistant: Canada (as Joey Ritchie)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Boulet .... set costume designer
Devora Brown .... costume truck supervisor
Maureen Petkau .... assistant costume designer
Sandra Soke .... costume assistant
Lauren D. Martin .... daily costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Bozanich .... assistant editor
Daphne Dentz .... digital intermediate supervisor
John Dietrick .... first assistant editor
Mark Dinicola .... digital intermediate colorist
Rob Evans .... colorist
Christopher Gillaspie .... digital intermediate scan manager
Mato .... color timer
Carol Wenaus .... assistant editor: Winnipeg
 
Music Department
Nico Abondolo .... musician: contrabass
Christine Bergren .... music clearance
Belinda Broughton .... musician: violin
Denyse Buffum .... musician: viola
Rebecca Bunnell .... musician: violin
Tom Calderaro .... music preparation
Gloria Cheng .... musician: paino
Paul Cohen .... musician: cello
Don Davis .... conductor
Don Davis .... orchestration
Bruce Dukov .... musician: violin
Julie Eidsvoog .... music preparation (as Julia Eidsvoog)
William Francis .... music preparation
Brenda Heins .... assistant music editor
Tiffany Hu .... musician: violin (as Tiffany Yi-Hu)
Dennis Karmazyn .... musician: cello
Janet Lakatos .... musician: viola
Ana Landauer .... musician: violin (as Anna Landauer)
Sungil Lee .... musician: violin (as Sunhil Lee)
Michael Markman .... musician: violin
Bruce Morganthaler .... musician: contrabass
Bob O'Donnell .... orchestra contractor
Melissa Phelps .... musician: violin (as Melissa Phelps-Beckstead)
Tim Pierce .... musician: guitar
Kazi Pitelka .... musician: viola
Rafael Rishik .... musician: violin
David Rosen .... musician: cello
David Sherr .... orchestra contractor
Haim Shtrum .... musician: violin
Nicole Simone .... soundtrack
David Speltz .... musician: cello
Armin Steiner .... music scoring mixer
Junko Tamura .... music preparation
Damon Tedesco .... mixing engineer
David Walther .... musician: viola
Miwako Watanabe .... musician: violin
Gefang Yang .... musician: violin
 
Transportation Department
Dale Bracken .... unit driver
Boris Danyliuk .... driver
Dave Perich .... driver: cast (as David Perich)
Brent Rimmer .... honeywagon operator
Scott Sullivan .... picture vehicle coordinator
Garry 'Diesel' Trosky .... transportation coordinator (as Diesel Trosky)
Ralph Walker .... transport captain
David Wharry .... driver
Jeff Zaporzan .... honeywagon operator
Julia Diana Cereceda .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Neal Baksh .... on-set assistant location manager
Kelly Boulay .... stand-in: Zooey Deschanel
Tony Braga .... security coordinator
Will Brewster .... location scout
Emma Cooper .... publicist: Los Angeles
Colette Desjardins .... post-production accountant
James Durham .... stand-in: Bill Paxton
Cathie J. Edgar .... location manager (as Cathie Edgar)
Adeline Elias .... production accountant
Jay Ellison .... production assistant: L.A.
Wayne Glesby .... security captain
Cindy Harrison .... craft service
Cindy Harrison .... first aid
David Henri .... production assistant: L.A.
Paul Hurst .... assistant production coordinator
Ashley Kravitz .... clearances
Sean Madden .... assistant: Patrick Markey
Lisa Manchulenko .... assistant: first aid/craft service
Chris Mangano .... production assistant: L.A.
Crystal Mangano .... production assistant: L.A. (as Crystal Grooms)
Manfred Maretzki .... stand-in: Harry Dean Stanton
Lynn Marlow .... craft service assistant
Tamara Mauthe .... production coordinator
Caitlin McGinn .... office production assistant
Conor McGoey .... set production assistant
Alexandra Menzie .... key location production assistant: off-set
Alanna Mills .... script supervisor
Cody Moore .... assistant: Steve Berra
Wyatt Nelson .... production associate
Becky Pelto .... first assistant accountant
Ashley Perkins .... assistant: Lance Sloane
Marcel Perro .... stand-in: Mark Webber
Monique Perro .... assistant: Patrick Markey
Rick Plaseski .... stand-in: Bruce McGill
Dave Priestly .... key location production assistant: on-set
Johanna Robin .... post production accountant
Jonathan Royal .... sous chef
RoseAnna Schick .... electronic press kit (as Roseanna Schick)
RoseAnna Schick .... publicist (as Roseanna Schick)
Matthew Schimnowski .... stand-in: Chris Klein
Andy Shaw .... caterer
R. Morgan Slade .... stand-in: Patrick Fugit (as Morgan Slade)
Kehly Sloane .... production associate
Ryder Sloane .... electronic press kit
Ryder Sloane .... production assistant: L.A.
Ryder Sloane .... publicist
Karla Trujillo Villon .... set production assistant (as Karla Trujillo-Villon)
Kevin Uddenberg .... assistant: Steve Berra
Shelly Anthis .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Gary Barringer .... location scout (uncredited)
Dave Brown .... firearms safety coordinator (uncredited)
Ryan DeLong .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Andrew Gallinger .... location assistant (uncredited)
Ross Ikeda .... post-production accounting (uncredited)
Allan McGowan .... security officer (uncredited)
Benjamin R. Reder .... production legal counsel (uncredited)
Steve St. Louis .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Genico Aiello .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of: SK8 Skates Shop
Gary Belz .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Gary Berwin .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Doug Block .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Kenny Boyce .... acknowledgment: the filmmakers would especially like to extend our gratitude to, Special Liaison To The Mayor of Winnipeg
Mario Candiani .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Tom Celani .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Michael Costigan .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Boots Del Biaggio .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Blase Dillingham .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Neil Grayson .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of: The Dactyl Foundation For The Arts And Humanities - New York City
Jim Greco .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Craig Hagen .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
James Keeley .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Ron Kinnear .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of: The Thirsty Ear, Bozeman, MT
Andy Kroot .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Jeffrey S. LaPour .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of (as Jeff Lapour)
Bob Lundstedt .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
David McBride .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Ezri Namvar .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Bill Pullman .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Luc Robitaille .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Stuart Rosenthal .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of: Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, La Violette, and Feldman LLP
Paul Schrage .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Dave Shein .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Jim Shockley .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of (as James Shockley)
Darren Tappen .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Kevin Tsujihara .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Carole Vivier .... acknowledgment: the filmmakers would especially like to extend our gratitude to, Manitoba Film And Sound (as Carol Vivier)
Shane Wallace .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of: Active Mailorder
Bill Warden .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of: Sound Pro, Bozeman, MT
Cartney Wearn .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Tom Wright .... producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
Germany:90 min (European Film Market)
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | USA:R (certificate #43205)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Jason:But it's not pain. It's laughing with your friend at a time when you shouldn't. It's the sweat in your palms wanting to know someone you see and the pit in your stomach when they actually see you. It's being touched by hands that aren't your own. It's the thrill of an escape that almost wasn't...See more »
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References Easter Parade (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
When Push Comes To ShoveSee more »

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not as powerful as it could be ...., 9 March 2014
Author: tmf084 from Austria

The story is about a small town and how life sucks for almost everyone. And we see a depiction of the various coping mechanisms - taking it with humor, the dire situation fueling aggression, escapism, acceptance and resilience. It's quite an interesting theme. Unfortunately the comparison between the different ways of handling life falls short and the focus lying solely on Webber's and Deschanel's character makes the movie one sided and weakens the whole premise. This and the attempt to give the movie a melancholic undertone makes it rather boring to watch. With less stereotyping of the other characters and a more in depth portrayal of them could have made the movie a really good one.

Overall: It's not bad and definitely worth watching on a lazy Sunday - it just doesn't live up to it's potential.

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