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Taking Chances -- Amusing trailer for this quirky comedy about a small town with big hopes

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Release Date:
November 2009 (USA) See more »
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Love's always a gamble.
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When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Justin Long ... Chase Revere

Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Lucy

Rob Corddry ... Mayor Cleveland Fishback

Keir O'Donnell ... Digger Morris

Missi Pyle ... Faith Fishback

David Jensen ... Chief Samuel Many Bulls

Jimmi Simpson ... Charlie Carbonara

Nick Offerman ... Sheriff Hoke Hollander

Brian Howe ... Stover Barksdale

Phil Reeves ... Stanton Revere

Robert Beltran ... Joseph Sleeping Bear

Kimberly Guerrero ... Mary Born Kicking
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Martin Beck ... Beggar
Stephanie Ellis Bratton ... Awakened neighbor (as S.E. Stilwell)

Kendrick Cross ... Lawyer
Michelle Dawkins ... Beauty queen
Jacob Dietrich ... Bobby Barksdale

Vickie Eng ... Kitty Truslow

Will Finch ... Roadside beautification volunteer

Brett Gentile ... John

Bridget Gethins ... Bird Two Feather
Linwood Gurley ... Mechanic

Michael Harding ... Bob Shifflett

Tammy Hopkins ... City Council Woman

Brian Huskey ... Edwin Goosewiite
Andrew James ... Cub Scout

Jim Keisler ... Community Service Worker
Bill Ladd ... GTO Owner

Danielle Langlois ... Newscaster
Tyler Long ... Cook

Robin Mullins ... Meg Willing
Brandon Oakes ... Randy Crazyhorse
Peggy Obrien ... Sheriff's Wife
Michele Seidman ... Shopper Woman
Lauren Carol Smith ... Gail

Jessica St. Clair ... Reporter
Matthew Stanton ... Shopper Man
Phillip Stilwell ... Awakened neighbor
Zoe Stilwell ... 6th Grade Student

Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Judge Crenshaw Underwood

Pat Yeary ... Town Citizen
David Lowe ... Pool Contractor aka Mr. America (uncredited)
Sabrina Hunter Morales ... Resident (uncredited)
Mark Alton Rose ... DJ's Friend (uncredited)
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Directed by
Talmage Cooley 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Talmage Cooley  uncredited
Annie Nocenti  writer

Produced by
Michael Aguilar .... producer
Lori Christopher .... producer
Ian Colhoun .... executive producer
Mike Crawford .... line producer
Michael Falbo .... executive producer
Larry Furlong .... producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... producer
David Guy Levy .... producer
Alan Pao .... post-production producer
Brian Pitt .... additional photography
Brian Pitt .... line producer
Christian Swegal .... co-producer
Don Truesdale .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Scott Glasgow 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Gainer 
Brian Sweeney (co-director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Klotz 
Tom Scully 
 
Casting by
Lisa Mae Fincannon 
Jennifer L. Smith 
 
Production Design by
Shane Valentino 
 
Art Direction by
Ernesto Solo 
 
Set Decoration by
Missy Berent Ricker  (as Missy Berent)
 
Costume Design by
Christie Wittenborn 
 
Makeup Department
Coni Andress .... key hair stylist
Wendy Bell .... key makeup artist
Herita Jones .... makeup artist
Jennifer Santiago .... second hair stylist
Joan Shay .... assistant hair stylist
Michael Spezzano .... makeup artist: reshoots
 
Production Management
Brian Buckland .... additional production supervisor
Mike Crawford .... unit production manager
T. Scott Keiner .... production supervisor
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather Gaffney .... second assistant director
Josef Lieck .... first assistant director
Rusty Mahmood .... assistant director: additional photography
Rusty Mahmood .... first assistant director
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry Adderton .... set dresser
Erin Doran .... graphic designer
Rachel Goodman .... first assistant prop master
Chris Holcombe .... leadman
Charles Bo Howard .... art department coordinator
J. Lauren Jackson .... art intern (as Jacelyn Lauren Jackson)
Sean Keenan .... set dresser
Doug Kelejian .... leadman
Otto Lindsey .... on set dresser
Bobby Sanford .... draper
Chris Shader .... assistant property master
Lauren Carol Smith .... scenic painter
Deanna Tilley .... set buyer
Luci Wilson .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound mixer
Tara Blume .... foley artist
Carly Bodmer .... post-production audio manager
Carly Bodmer .... sound editor
Timothy Cargioli .... boom operator
Jenny Elsinger .... additional cable person
John Fairlamb .... foley mixer
Rod Honeycutt .... utility sound
Frederick Howard .... supervising sound editor
Yagmur Kaplan .... sound re-recording mixer
Sang Jun Kim .... assistant dialogue editor
Sarah Payan .... dialogue editor
Benjamin Rauscher .... assistant sound editor (as Ben Rauscher)
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Roach .... adr mixer
Chris Roach .... foley mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
John Elmore .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Lex D. Geddings .... stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunt coordinator
Cal Johnson .... stunt double: Justin Long
Amy Jordan .... stunt double
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... first assistant camera
Jesse Crusing .... electrician: additional photography
Scott Frye .... dolly grip
Ben D. Griffith Jr. .... key grip
Douglas C. Hart .... additional first assistant camera
Blake H. Hughes .... grip
Roy Knauf .... additional camera loader
Billy Merrell .... best boy grip
Alan Newcomb .... camera loader
Bob Newcomb .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bob Newcomb .... director of photography: second unit
Fred Norris .... unit still photographer
Joseph Harold Page .... grip
Harrison Palmer .... electrician
Floyd A.B. Rance III .... first assistant camera
Doug Robinson .... electrician
Christian Satrazemis .... second assistant camera
Jennie Shope .... camera production assistant
Kevin Haggerty .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tara Feldstein .... casting assistant
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting
Jennifer Ricchiazzi .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ginger Knussmann .... costumer
Melody Koerber .... costumer
A. Maxine Martin .... set costumer
Julia Rusthoven .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Booras .... assistant editor
Victor Franco .... key digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Yesenia Higuera .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Binh C. Than .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
 
Music Department
Jacob Bercovici .... original songs
Gary Calamar .... music supervisor
Bjorn Schaller .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Collin Butrum .... picture car coordinator
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
Tim Johnson .... transportation
Hugo Ocana .... driver
Todd Luckey .... production van operator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Anthony Batarse .... adr voice
Jason Christopher .... production assistant
Kristin Dombroski .... production assistant
Aubree Foust .... production office coordinator
Judy Geletko .... post-production accountant
Paola Giordano .... assistant to line producer
Vince Gonzalez .... location manager
B. Kyle Lewis .... production assistant
Elisabeth Miller .... production assistant
Aaron Mills .... lead stand-in
Kevin Mills .... assistant production office coordinator
Andrea Redder .... production assistant
Jordan Romano .... assistant to producer and director
Keegan Sacko .... production assistant
Michael Saunders .... production assistant
Denver Scaggs .... medic
Jason J. Scott .... production assistant
Rachel Sheridan .... assistant production accountant (as Rachel Kasunic)
Rachel Sheridan .... office production assistant (as Rachel Kasunic)
Rusty Sheridan .... location assistant
Kara B. Still .... script supervisor
Amanda Ward .... assistant location manager
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for some crude sexual references
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Australia:M | USA:R (certificate #45586)

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Great indie flick, 28 July 2010
Author: doubleodd from United States

This endearing and thoughtful indie effort is well worth the watch. There are some hysterical scenes, particularly those between the hero (Justin Long) and his best friend (Keir O'Donell), and everything the Mayor (Rob Corddry) does. The story has a few small holes, but that doesn't get in the way of recognizing that this is a powerful satire of small town America down on its luck. The narrative exposes the fragility of American values when greed and corruption take hold. The hero turns out to be the only one in town that remembers why America is America, and for that his neighbors decide he must pay a price. Lots of turns that you don't see coming, including a big one at the film's climax.

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