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The Flying Scissors -- A mockumentary set in the world of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" competitions.

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Writers:
Blake J. Harris (writer)
Jonah Tulis (writer)
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Release Date:
6 November 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Rock Paper Scissors Odyssey
Plot:
An irreverent look inside the world of competitive "Rock, Paper, Scissors." Follow a stay-at-home Dad, a professional trash-talker and many others who vie for the title of champion. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mason Pettit ... Phil Stevens

Matthew Arkin ... Alan Pope

Devin Ratray ... The Rock

Keong Sim ... Bruce Wong
Mike Britt ... Leon Washington

Jeremy Redleaf ... Matty Simms
Madison Arnold ... Mac

Susan Louise O'Connor ... Leslie Hanrahan

Kerry O'Malley ... Amy Stevens
Lee Moore ... Professor Clarence Kay
Sarah Roberson ... Anna (as Sarah Wheeler)

Alex Cranmer ... Barry Stine

Chuck Montgomery ... Woody Stone
William Bogert ... Mr. Perkins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Abrams ... Drake
Roy Aiolan ... Homeless Marketer
Tohru Aoki ... Samurai #2
Jacob Bayer ... Alex Stevens
Rosalee Bayer ... Young Anna
Josh Benedek ... Overeager Fan
Laurence Berkowitz ... Milosz
Justin Bland ... Jake
Russell Blau ... Steroid User
Charlotte Brody ... Hate Tamales Guitarist
Robbie Brody ... Deli Asshole
Valerie Brody ... Hate Tamales Bassist
Ryan Calandruccio ... RPS Competitor
Hunter Camps ... Newsreel Kid
Jackson Camps ... Newsreel Teenager #1
Marc Charles Cancassi ... Angry Contestant

Sergio Candido ... Monocles
Eddie Clark ... Raymond Patterson
Daniel D'Avila ... Underground RPS Player
Silvia D'Avila ... Underground RPS Player
Eric Dammann ... Phil's Friend
Kian Dowlatshahi ... RPS Competitor
Bradley Fazzari ... Young Mac
Arnold Finkelstein ... Guy in Bathroom
Kit Flanagan ... Matty's Mom
Jenny Florkowski ... Bartender

Benim Foster ... David Sandberg
Alan Ganek ... Pageant Presenter
Boris Gershman ... Henchman
Christopher Gillick ... Kyle Chamberlain
Diego Guadalupe ... Underground RPS Player
Alexa Hakim ... RPS competitor
Max Hakim ... RPS competitor
Dylan Harris ... Bathroom Fan
Richard Harris ... Mr. Richards
Alana Harrison ... Newlywed wife
Frederic Heringes ... Greek Philosopher #1
Mark Holloway ... Underground RPS Player

Elisabeth Jamison ... Dr. Amanda Tate
Jesse Kantor ... Newsreel Teenager #2

Ken Kensei ... Samurai #1
Sebastian Korytowsky ... Homeless Marketer
Jonathan Krieger ... Hotel Employee
Brandon Kuczabski ... Screaming Kid
Shannon Lavin ... Overeager Fan's Girlfriend
Seong David Lee ... Walter
Susan Lehman ... Edna Samuels
Paul Ligouri ... RPS Competitor
Mark Lovecchio ... FBI Agent

Robert Emmet Lunney ... Frank's Doctor
Zedong Mao ... Himself (archive footage)
Fernando Martins ... Trainer
Dave McGrath ... Rock Skipping Man
Nicholas Leiter Mele ... Felix (scenes deleted)
Flavia Moura ... Carmen Luego
Elizabeth O'Leary ... Carol Campbell
Alex Oliveira ... Underground RPS Player
Jesse Osher ... Gene Winters
Susan Pena ... Underground RPS Player
Lily Shoretz ... Little girl in gallery
Daniel Sirkin ... C-Nizzle
Lee Slaughter ... D-Trizzle
Brian Soloway ... Bruce Wong's Fan
Joseph Stalin ... Himself (archive footage)
Nick Stannard ... Dr. Elden Emmanuel
Jordan Sternlieb ... RPS fan
Doug Stoley ... Xavier Mondale
Mike Street ... Overexcited FBI Agent

Todd Susman ... Frank Johnson

Erica Sweany ... Russian Bride #2
Andrew Szymanski ... Hugo Van Brandt
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (archive footage)
Jonathan Weiner ... Flower Deliveryman
Rick Young ... Garbageman
Krzysztof Zach ... Polish Mafiaso

Maria Zyrianova ... Russian Bride #1

Directed by
Jonah Tulis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Blake J. Harris  writer
Jonah Tulis  writer

Produced by
Pegah Easton .... executive producer
Blake J. Harris .... producer
Dave McGrath .... associate producer
Mitchell Shankman .... consulting producer
Jonah Tulis .... producer
Jonathan Weiner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Morgan 
 
Cinematography by
Mike Washlesky 
 
Film Editing by
Martin Averly 
 
Casting by
Elisabeth Jamison 
 
Art Direction by
Mariaclara Zazzaro 
 
Makeup Department
Tamara D. Clinkenbeard .... key makeup artist
Lynn Kelley .... makeup artist
Erin McReynolds .... makeup artist
Katie Melling .... makeup artist
Deborah Stile .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grant DeSimone .... second assistant director
Dave McGrath .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Adam Bertocci .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects editor
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound recordist
George A. Lara .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Zaleski .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Orna Bradshaw .... visual effects
Ken Walz .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Cole .... first assistant camera
Mike Washlesky .... camera operator
Mike Washlesky .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Laura Jean Smith .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher Gillick .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Other crew
Adam Gibbs .... production assistant
Kunal Gupta .... additional artwork
Dylan Harris .... key production assistant
Tyler Jarrett .... production assistant
Zorinah Juan .... script supervisor
Daniel Kernkraut .... production assistant
Andrew Lebov .... documentarian
Stephen Longo .... logo designer
John Mariani .... production assistant
Rob McGrath .... production assistant
Justin Noto .... production assistant
Ben Paganelli .... production assistant
Dave Payette .... production assistant
Otto Porrazzo .... insurance broker
Cayenne Stoakes .... production assistant
 

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining Mocumentary, 27 December 2010
Author: Norman Cook from Orange County, California

In the same vein of This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind, The Flying Scissors is a mocumentary, i.e., a comedy disguised as a documentary. The subject is the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The film chronicles the lives of several aspiring RPS champions who are planning to attend the Nationals. As you would expect in a film like this, the contenders are a bunch of misfits with dysfunctional families and weird personal behaviors. About 3/4 of the movie is the exploration of the backgrounds of the players and tournament organizers. The final act, the tournament itself, is actually a bit of a let down after so much buildup. There just wasn't as much tension milked out of the contests as I thought could have been. Overall, I enjoyed this movie and recommend it for people who enjoy mocumentaries or the "sport" of RPS.

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