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Palo Alto, CA -- Ben Savage (Boy Meets World), Johnny Lewis (The O.C.), Justin Mentell (Boston Legal) and Aaron Ashmore (Smallville) are hometown buddies in hilarious pursuit of some action on their last night of college break.
Palo Alto, CA -- Four college freshmen return home for Thanksgiving in this nostalgic comedy


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On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined. | Add synopsis »
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Aaron Ashmore ... Alec

Johnny Lewis ... Nolan

Justin Mentell ... Ryan

Autumn Reeser ... Jamie

Ben Savage ... Patrick

Ryan Hansen ... Anthony

Connor Ross ... Andrew

Eve Brent ... Grandma

Shoshana Bush ... Audrey (as Shoshanna Bush)

Rosalie Ward ... Amy

Tom Arnold ... Morgan

Robin Hines ... Becky
Matthew Castellana ... Danny Yates
Jason McMahon ... Dave 'The Stoner'

Edward Singletary ... Doctor

Hailey Bright ... Jessica

Christina DeRosa ... Ashley - 'Girl 2'
Jay Joshua Hoffman ... Jay Bob (as Jay Hoffman)
Alona Lewis ... EMT
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luka Apt ... Party Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Brad Leong 
Writing credits
Brad Leong (story) &
Tony Vallone (story)

Tony Vallone (screenplay)

Produced by
Anthony Barnao .... associate producer
Daniel Engelhardt .... producer
Philip Engelhardt .... executive producer
Steven Gersh .... executive producer
Jason McMahon .... associate producer
Tony Vallone .... associate producer
Original Music by
Marshall Altman 
Geoffrey Pope 
Eric Robinson 
Cinematography by
Rachel Morrison (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kevin Gasca 
Danny Walker  (as Daniel J. Walker)
Casting by
Anthony Barnao 
Production Design by
Juneau Dahl 
Art Direction by
Sam Shiflett 
Makeup Department
Amanda Tharp .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kevin Gasca .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Argropoulos .... assistant director: Los Angeles
Ian Dickinson .... first assistant director
Jay Joshua Hoffman .... second assistant director (as Jay Hoffman)
Art Department
Traci Hays .... assistant production designer: second unit (as Tracie Hays)
Rachel Laase .... art department crew
Vince Saunders .... set dresser
Sound Department
Alan Archer .... foley artist: Alan Audio Works
Jorge Batel .... foley artist: Alan Audio Works
Christian Buenaventura .... dialogue editor
Christian Buenaventura .... foley artist
Christian Buenaventura .... sound re-recording mixer
Lauren Carara .... sound effects editor
Dylan Chapgier .... boom
Cody Foltz .... boom
Chris Howland .... sound mixer
Joe Iemola .... sound editor: Alan Audio Works (as Joe Limola)
Brandon Jones .... foley artist: Alan Audio Works
Jeffery Alan Jones .... supervising sound editor: Alan Audio Works
Eduardo Virmond Lima .... sound editor: Alan Audio Works (as Edwardo Lima)
Tanner Parker .... sound editor: Alan Audio Works
Peter Rand .... production sound
Laura Schmadel .... sound re-recording mixer
Laura Schmadel .... supervising sound editor
Allison Bernardi Stauth .... dialogue editor (as Allison Bernardi)
Jordan Wilby .... adr mixer
Jordan Wilby .... foley mixer
Visual Effects by
Ron San Agustin .... visual effects supervisor
Kelly Sutton .... visual effects artist
Rocky Capella .... stunts
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt double: Ben Savage (as Tom Ficke)
Jay Joshua Hoffman .... stunt double: Ben Savage (as Jay Hoffman)
Mike Martinez .... stunt coordinator
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Clara Aranovich .... first assistant camera: second unit
Chris J. Arnesen .... best boy electric: Los Angeles (as CJ Arnesen)
Tim Balcomb .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Alina Bezdikian .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
J.P. Bolles .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles (as JP Bolles)
John Carlson .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Michael Chance .... grip: second unit (as Mike Chance)
Dylan Chapgier .... grip
Leigh Cousins .... loader: Los Angeles
Vicki de Mey .... grip: second unit (as Vicki De Mey)
Cody Foltz .... grip
Bryce Fortner .... additional photography
Victor Fuste .... grip: second unit
Dennis Glover .... grip: second unit
Jon Ho .... grip
Dylan Johnson .... key grip: Los Angeles
Jonathan Judelson .... grip: second unit
Rachel Laase .... first assistant camera
Todd Liebman .... additional photography: second unit
Matt Lin .... second assistant camera
Luis Madrigal .... grip
George Mikhail .... key grip
Eon Mora .... director of photography: second unit
Eon Mora .... gaffer
Vince Saunders .... grip
Matt Soscia .... grip: second unit
Kenny Suleimanagich .... best boy electric
Kingsley Willis .... grip: second unit
Aaron Wilson .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Casting Department
Jason McMahon .... casting associate
Editorial Department
John Bowen .... on-line editor
Leigh Cousins .... apprentice editor
Peter Dana .... digital intermediate producer
Chelsea Fiske .... apprentice editor
Katie Kirk .... apprentice editor (as Kathryn Kirk)
Steve Peer .... colorist
Music Department
Rebecca Rienks .... music clearance
Eric Robinson .... music supervisor
Brooke Wentz .... music clearances: The Rights Workshop
Other crew
Liz Drescher .... accommodations
Bennet Engelhardt .... accommodations
Bennet Engelhardt .... assistant: Mr. Hansen
Adam Ensler .... production assistant: second unit
Alex Flatley .... miscellaneous
Corwin Garber .... production assistant: second unit
Becky Guinan .... production accountant
Taide Taidelli .... script supervisor
Andrew Tight .... production assistant
Flatley Family .... special thanks
Edward Singletary .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Palo Alto" - USA (copyright title)
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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content, nudity, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens
Germany:100 min (European Film Market)

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For production, the cast lived in a rented house, which was also used as a location.See more »
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29 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Finally, a film with college-age friends where you care about the characters, 30 April 2007
Author: lrapoport from United States

I just saw Palo Alto at the Tribeca Film Festival. I loved this movie. Sure, any movie will seem better when you are seeing it at the world premier with members of the cast and crew in the theater, but this is a film that everyone can enjoy. If you liked Garden State you should definitely see this. For an older reference, think back to American Graffiti. The four high school friends who are home for Thanksgiving vacation meet and then separate for the evening. The movie follows the four on their different experiences. Usually when a movie does this I find that there are only one or two story lines that are interesting but in this case I was looking forward to the return of each character. The characters evolve in ways that are both entertaining and believable because the writing is real and the actors played their parts perfectly. Tom Arnold played the funny character who pops into scenes with wit and wisdom. While in some movies this character is one-dimensional, even this character had depth in Palo Alto. Also, the music was perfect and I hope a soundtrack is released. Be sure to see this movie when it is released.

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