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Good friends are hard to find.
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  (in credits order)

Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Owen

Chris Klein ... Ray

Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Lynn

Ben Schwartz ... Russ

Christopher DeBlasio ... Ben
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Todd Barry ... Smark
Kate Bayley ... Condiments Girl

Emma Bell ... Melinda
George Bryant II ... Limo driver
Heather Bucha ... Mary

Alexander Chaplin ... Terry
Joanna Chilcoat ... Girl #1 (Dawn)

Chase Coleman ... Jock 1

Raymond De Felitta ... Chuck McGrady
Nada Despotovich ... Miss Lormph
Abigail Forman ... Becky
James Gale ... Clerk

Diana Gettinger ... Rachel
Nancy Jundi ... Check in Clerk (voice)
Paul Lazar ... Festival Chairman
Elizabeth Lundberg ... Katy - Girl #2

Johnnie Mae ... Lois
Emma Nettleton ... Karen

Sophie Nyweide ... Francie
Missy O'Reilly ... Girl 2

Kat Pogo ... Waitress

Mel Rocco ... Frat Party Girl (as Melissa Rocco)

Sebastian Roché ... Noam Broder

Wallace Shawn ... Wallace Shawn

Jeff Skowron ... Matt
Don Stitt ... Peter John Muller
Jarret Sumers ... Gate Attendant
Isa Thomas ... Photo Customer

Leia Thompson ... Tawny
Marty Weisse ... Bertrand
John Wernke ... Four Seasons Waiter

Frank Whaley ... Les
Nicole Whealen ... Girl 3
Stefanie Zadravec ... Stewardess

Dennis Jay Funny ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Zoe Portanova ... Girl in Airport (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Whaley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Whaley 

Produced by
Laird Adamson .... executive producer
Lynn Appelle .... co-producer
Lynn Appelle .... line producer
Jimi Jones .... executive producer (as James Koya Jones)
Jimi Jones .... producer (as James Koya Jones)
Rachel Peters .... producer
Rick Whealen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Harcourt 
Cinematography by
Ryan Samul 
Film Editing by
Miran Miosic 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
Production Design by
Dara Wishingrad 
Art Direction by
Beth Kuhn 
Set Decoration by
Shane Klein 
Costume Design by
Virginia Cook 
Makeup Department
Jill Astmann .... assistant makeup artist
Rebecca Perkins .... key makeup artist
Lora Scrignoli .... assistant hair stylist
Taurance F. Williams .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Peter Bobrow .... production manager
Paul Leonardo Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Meredith Petty .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephanie Bortis .... second second assistant director
Scott Larkin .... second assistant director
Michael A. Moffa .... first assistant director
Art Department
Amanda Betz .... assistant set decorator
Sarah Bricker .... property master
Dominick Cocuzzo .... construction coordinator
Kley Gilbuena .... props assistant
Nadya Gurevich .... buyer
Jonathan Hustad .... set dresser
Dan Kajeckas .... scenic artist
James Maher .... set dresser
Michael Powsner .... set dresser
Christian Reinhardsen .... set dresser
Patrick T. Rousseau .... on-set dresser
Adam Sober .... set dresser
Boaz Tcherikover .... art assistant
John Udell .... leadman
Cathy Wassylenko .... camera scenic artist
Ramona Wong .... art assistant
Sound Department
Ilya Akiyoshi .... boom operator
Ron Bedrosian .... adr engineer
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Krissopher Chevannes .... adr recordist (as Kris Chevannes)
Stuart Deutsch .... sound mixer
Tammy Douglas .... utility sound
Mark Filip .... sound effects editor
Don Givens .... foley mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Gunn .... foley artist
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Fred Rosenberg .... supervising sound editor
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joseph Sabella)
Paul Sacco .... sound consultant: Dolby
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Baney .... gaffer
Terrence C. Burke .... camera operator
John Clifford .... still photographer
Autumn Eakin .... second assistant camera
Nicole Emmons .... third grip
Rob Harrigan .... electrician
Wesley Hodges .... first assistant camera
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator
Michael Kirsch .... best boy grip (as Mike Kirsch)
Alexandra Matheson .... second assistant camera (as Alexandra Kanal)
Sean Monesson .... electrician
Jeff Panessa .... key grip
Aaron Randall .... additional grip
Jeremy Rodriguez .... grip
Steve Siddell .... best boy electric
Don Spiro .... still photographer
Matt Staples .... dolly grip
Andy Westbrook .... dolly grip
Toshiro Yamaguchi .... camera operator
Zenfeek .... additional electrician
Casting Department
Lori Eastside .... extras casting
Tina Kerr .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Robert Oppel .... extras casting assistant
Danielle Pretsfelder .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonja Cizmazia .... wardrobe supervisor
Rebecca Edmonston .... key costumer
Abby O'Sullivan .... costume design assistant
Editorial Department
Andrew Buckland .... assistant editor
Sam Daley .... colorist: high definition mastering
Kent McGrew .... color timer
John Mullin .... assistant editor
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Keith Croket .... additional assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Adam Moreno .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Carolyn Albright .... post-production accountant
Ronald Arceneaux .... assistant location manager
E.J. Bradley III .... location manager
Amy Carthew .... location coordinator
Kenneth Chu .... assistant production coordinator
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Rachel Connors .... script supervisor
Ralph Costanza .... print manager
Luke Crawford .... production assistant
Amy Dempsey .... production coordinator
Kristyn DiPane .... mastering project manager
Peter Flanigan .... production counsel
Tom Glick .... production assistant
D.G. Gonzalez .... production assistant
Didi Gruenwald .... lead stand-in
Shawn Hamilton .... production accountant
Benjamin Logan .... background production assistant (as Ben Logan)
Benjamin Logan .... set production assistant
Marlon Mark .... office production assistant
John Melville .... drum double
Sarah Perlin .... production assistant
Richie Roefaro .... technical assistant
Harry Sando Jr. .... production assistant
Kevin R. Wood .... teamster captain
Teddy Yoon .... location manager
Russell Zapata .... production secretary

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"NYC Serenade" - Europe (English title) (short title)
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Rated R for language, brief sexuality and drug use
Canada:103 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:103 min
Sound Mix:

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The tag line reads "Good Friends Are Hard To Find" this is also the title to a track off of Composer/Songwriter Ed Harcourt's album 'A Beautiful Lie' and serves as the title/theme song for the film.See more »
Movie Connections:
References My Dinner with Andre (1981)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A road movie without roads, a coming-of-age movie for grownups, 5 October 2010
Author: rooprect from New York City

I knew nothing about this movie, wasn't familiar with the director, and didn't recognize any of the actors except for Wallace Shawn (Princess Bride) who makes a brief cameo. I was really impressed at how entertaining it was and how it so accurately & honestly portrayed a 'bromance' (close friendship between hetero guys).

There isn't a lot of plot. This is much like a road movie where the story unfolds as randomly as real life. Seemingly disconnected events occur--a party, a funeral, a plane trip, a hotel jaunt--and these events uncover the friendship between two buddies who are rapidly passing the age of immaturity (20-something) and entering the so-called serious phase of life (30-something). The problem is that one of them (Chris Klein) is not so ready to embrace that life, and his unerring capacity to get his buddy (Freddy Prinze Jr.) into trouble causes some friction.

In a weird way, this movie is almost like a romantic comedy between 2 guys but without any romance.

The two actors did a great job, particularly Chris Klein who plays the clown but in a very laid back & believable way. Freddy plays the straight man who, in an unusual twist, is more neurotic & spazzy than the clown. It's a lot of fun to watch.

The pace of this film is a bit slower than most mainstream flicks. The director is not afraid to dwell on some scenes & images for the sake of establishing a mood, and I liked that. Also the director resisted the temptation to hit us with a predictable Hollywood ending, and I also liked that.

I can't think of many films I'd compare this to (which says a lot for the movie). But the films that come to mind are "Grand Theft Parsons" and maybe a very laid-back version of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles".

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