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SWEDISH AUTO is the dramatic story of a small-town mechanic who voyeuristically observes life from the shadows... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lukas Haas ... Carter

January Jones ... Darla
Gordon Bass ... Lawyer
Anne Brown ... Ruth

Brianne Davis ... Ann

Tim De Zarn ... Shelley

D.L. Hopkins ... Cook

Mary Mara ... Pam
Jonathan Orcutt ... Wrecker Driver

Lee Weaver ... Leroy

Chris Williams ... Bobby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aisha Renée Moore ... Coffeehouse Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Derek Sieg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Derek Sieg 

Produced by
Tyler Davidson .... producer
Jennifer Dodson .... executive producer
Jay R. Ferguson .... executive producer
Hathalee Higgs .... associate producer
Andrew Kavovit .... executive producer
Lynn Kramer .... line producer
Original Music by
Josh Robertson 
Cinematography by
Richard Lopez 
Film Editing by
Daniel A. Valverde 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
Michael V. Nicolo 
Production Design by
Ruth De Jong 
Art Direction by
Kevin Pierce 
Set Decoration by
Taylor Savas Reese 
Costume Design by
Amelia Zontini 
Makeup Department
Tiki Barber .... assistant hair stylist
Tiki Barber .... assistant makeup artist
Laura Garrett .... key hair stylist
Laura Garrett .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Hurt .... second second assistant director
Noel Maitland .... second assistant director
Kahlil Pedizisai .... first assistant director
Art Department
Clint Bonner .... set dresser
Stephen G. Shifflette .... leadman
Sound Department
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
Alan Freedman .... adr engineer
Adam Harding .... adr engineer
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound editor
Beauxregard Neylen .... assistant adr mixer
Alex Raspa .... adr mixer: New York
Alex Raspa .... foley mixer
Chris Rich .... post sound coordinator (as Christopher Rich)
Kyle A. Ryan .... sound mixer
Ahmad Shirazi .... supervising sound editor
Leonard Suwalski .... boom operator
Colin Weeks .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Barry Davis .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Aida Artieda .... best boy electric
Ian Carmody .... second assistant camera
Kiely Cronin .... first assistant camera
James Davis .... electrician
Kent Eanes .... still photographer
Alex Esber .... first assistant camera
Nick Haines-Stiles .... best boy grip
James Heerdegen .... key grip
Monica Houston .... still photographer
Marcus Lehmann .... gaffer
Kevin Martt .... grip
Christopher Norris .... first assistant camera
Alexander Roberts .... camera intern (as Zander Roberts)
Jason Sarrey .... grip
Donnie Schneider .... electrician
Yoshi Sonoda .... electrician
Han West .... camera intern
Casting Department
Liz Marks .... local casting
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dejon Gee Coppadge .... wardrobe assistant
Kathy B. Washington .... costumer
Editorial Department
Don Ciana .... film timer
Erin Davis .... assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Marygrace Nicolas .... digital intermediate project manager
Ralph Scaglione .... on-line editor
Christian Zak .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Nick Kendall .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Jamie Davidson .... transportation
Tom McCue .... transportation coordinator
Jeremy Slonaker .... transportation
Other crew
Jill Ashley .... assistant to producer
Nick Bacon .... production intern
Stutz Bearcat .... production assistant
Tim Beyerle .... craft service
Jamie Broadnax .... production assistant
Christian D. Bruun .... title designer
Matt Cahill .... location manager
Jean-Paul Chreky .... script supervisor
Ralph Costanza .... print coordinator
Erin Davis .... assistant production office coordinator
Patrick Harrison .... stand-in
Willie Jackson .... production assistant
Hugh Kalergis .... assistant location manager
Jen Lilley .... production assistant
Gina Mauro .... assistant production accountant
Marcia McGee .... assistant to producer
Lisa Reeder .... chef
Lisa Robertson .... production accountant
Daniel Silverman .... film recorder
Angela Smith .... production office coordinator
Lizzy Steers-Smith .... stand-in
Mike Suter .... production assistant
Dustin Thompson .... production assistant
Chad Welch .... key set production assistant
Barry Ellenberger .... special thanks

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USA:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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8 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Stuck in a Rut & Out of Gas, 7 December 2010
Author: tigerfish50 from Old London, New England

'Swedish Auto' opens with an excruciatingly slow camera pan across the yard of a Charlottesville auto-repair shop until the screen is filled with the image of a young man sitting in the rusting hulk of a vintage Volvo. This is Carter - a sensitive, greasy-haired loner who needs no further introduction because IMDb cognoscenti will have met his socially inept outsider cousins in numerous other Indie films. Carter's life follows a regular routine - he rises early in his humble abode beside the railroad tracks before heading off to his auto mechanic job. At lunch-break Carter frequents a diner where he gazes ardently at pertly demure waitress Darla, whom he lacks the courage to approach. Carter's eccentricities come into full bloom at dusk - after shutting up the workshop, he habitually stalks a beautiful young violinist from UVA's music school back to her apartment, and observes the girl's practice sessions until she retires for the night. Eventually Carter gets around to stalking Darla back to her own home, where his voyeuristic skills reveal she is being terrorized by her junkie mother's abusive boyfriend. In due course events conspire to break the ice for the shy twosome, and they subsequently embark on a lukewarm romance.

Writer/director Derek Sieg struggles to keep his clichéd clunker on the road as Carter begins restoring the vintage Volvo to a gleaming ride fit for his oddball prince and waitress princess. Unfortunately, tedium and implausibility result in total engine seizure long before the film's road-trip conclusion with multiple loose ends fluttering in the slipstream. One suspects that flashing blue lights will shortly appear in 'Swedish Auto's' rear-view mirror, but happily that story is for another day.

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