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Skills Like This (2007)

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Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Jennifer Batter ...
Uncle Morris
Cousin Jeramiah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Onion Dance Player (as Danielle Renee)
Rylie Beaty ...
Girl on playground
Bret Bertholf ...
Lead Singer
Brett Billings ...
Band Member
Girl on Bridge
Tom Borrillo ...
Italian Waiter
Charlee Chiv ...
Young Japanese Badass


Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that larceny might be his best skill. Written by Monty Miranda

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Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Talento gia megala kolpa  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,413 (USA) (20 March 2009)


$62,408 (USA) (12 June 2009)

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(European Film Market)

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1.85 : 1
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Rumor has it that Bob Dylan was one of the main financiers of Skills Like This. See more »


Lucy: How long have you been writing poetry?
Uncle Morris: I don't know... on and off throughout my entire life. Some of us have poetry in us. Wolf Blitzer said that.
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References Point Break (1991) See more »


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14 March 2007 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

A festival winner! (and should be)

I saw this film at the SXSW film festival in a packed house... I didn't have high expectations... honest, I was with a group of people who wanted to go because they liked the afro marketing posters and I wasn't in a mood to go against the grain.

Yippee... I so enjoyed the film. I thought it was unpredictable... raw... funny... engaging... I actually felt connected to the characters and these aren't the kinds of characters that I normally find engaging. It was a surprise at every turn. I found the humor appealing as did the high school kids who were behind me. This film is a rare treat with brilliant performances from the leading man to the waitress with only a few lines.

Great job and good luck with distribution!

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