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15 August 2008 (UK) See more »
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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

Melissa Rocco ... Frat Party Girl

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
Alexandra Kanal Matheson .... second assistant camera (as Alexandra Kanal)
Michael Kirsch .... best boy grip (as Mike Kirsch)
Sean Monesson .... electrician
Jeff Panessa .... key grip
Aaron Randall .... additional 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
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The title is originally a Bruce Springsteen song off his 1974 album, "The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle". The song is about a young boy struggling to make it in the underbelly of New York.See more »
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References My Dinner with Andre (1981)See more »
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Underrated!!!, 17 May 2010
Author: hughman55 from Texas

This is a fantastic movie. Frank Whaley, whom I love as an actor, wrote and directed this perfect little indie film and it is interesting and endearing from beginning to end. Chris Klein gives an amazing performance as the alcoholic best friend-bad influence, to a hapless lovelorn Freddie Prinz Jr. Theirs is a friendship based on nothing good and the fuse is lit. It's a familiar relationship. One of them takes everything seriously. The other takes nothing seriously. And both are prone to bad choices.

How the story is framed and delivered to the audience is what makes this film so special and that's where Frank Whaley comes in. He knows this story and knows how to tell it. Your heart can't help but go out to these two jerks bumbling their way through life and leaving a swath of misery and regret in their wake. Whaley chooses some interesting camera angles with the two leads. A couple times he has them in the frame, in two dimensional profile, in fairly serious scenes, delivering their lines in the, visually, flattest possible way. I didn't understand the choice, but I thought it was interesting, and it made an impression.

Frank Whaley has to be commended for a great script, deft directing, and a funny cameo as an overworked, and most likely underpaid, "limo" driver. However, Chris Klein steals the show as the drunk screwup with a huge personality. He has perfect pitch as an actor and it's on full display here.

I'm not sure why this movie flew so low under the radar. It's too good to have such a low rating here and deserves better. See it. You won't be sorry.

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