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A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

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Parole Officer / Agitated Man
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Ben Falcone
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Dahlia Salem
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John Gatins
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Game Night Guest
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Storyline

Gary, an actor who plays a cop on television, uses too much lighter fluid when he burns his ex-girlfriend's things, then he drinks and drives, uses crack, and crashes his car. He sobers up in jail and is placed under house arrest and the watchful eye of a publicist, the cheery and tough-minded Margaret. She moves him into the empty house of a writer who's away in Canada on a shoot. Gary meets Sarah, an attractive and seemingly-willing neighbor. His friendship with Margaret blooms and strange things happen: he finds notes he doesn't remember writing, he hears noises, and he seems to bump into himself in the kitchen. Two remaining chapters reveal what's going on. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Y9u never kn9w when y9ur number is up


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Rated R for language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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30 November 2007 (UK)  »

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Untitled John August Project  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,172 (USA) (31 August 2007)

Gross:

$62,745 (USA) (5 October 2007)
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Trivia

The voice of the cameraman asking the questions in the second segment ("Reality Television") is that of John August's. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gary: Hey, do you sell crack?
[drug dealer looks confused]
Gary: No, it's cool. I only play a cop on TV.
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Connections

References Misery (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

You Keep Me Hangin' On
Written by Lamont Dozier (as Lamont Herbet Dozier), Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
Performed by The Ferris Wheel
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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27 January 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

My mind just been blown away. I know that many would disagree, but god bless eMule, cause I am pretty sure that this beautiful piece won't ever hit the big screen over here. I have grown to forget the storyline of the picture I saw day before, yet this one... You would never realize how bad you missed a quality staff, till you come around one. Besides the fact that every part was masterly seamed around the main character, and extraordinary performance of Ryan Reynolds (he is unbelievable) I was pleasantly surprised by the way the storyline had clashed with the real world. Can't elaborate on anything more, just go and see...anyway...


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