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A Poor Kid's Guide to Success (2007)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  24 December 2007 (USA)
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Michael Maerd is leaving his torrid past and moving to Beverly Hills, home to the rich, talented and successful. Sometimes to achieve a dream, you have to chase it until you lose control.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Maerd
Thomas Dagnino ...
Tom Mastro
Lisa Maerd (as Olivia D'Abo)
Justin Wynn
Elizabeth Maerd
Kerry Song ...
Strawberry Blonde
Jeremy Bradly
Eric Mellgren ...
Connor Hansen
Jeff Weiss ...
Alan Splicer
Michael Ray Ponce ...
Gary Gradinger ...
Peter Turner
Theodore Pick Jr. ...


Michael Maerd, rough town Jersey raised, high school kick out - somehow left and made it to college, Florida State University, where he graduated with two degrees. This movie is about him leaving college and entering unknowingly into the movie business...working for one of the most powerful agencies in the world where he will hone skills he never knew he had. The struggle: To stay true to who he is/where he's from and still make "it" - truly "A Poor Kid's Guide To Success". Written by Anonymous

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It's a movie about not wanting to wear a suit or a uniform. See more »




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24 December 2007 (USA)  »

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The Sparklets trucks used in the film were corralled by the producer's friends on an actual work day. They were brought to location on their lunch break and subsequently, they only had an hour to shoot with them. See more »


Antonio: You? You need to become an agent and represent me there. That's what we're hoping for, why I hooked you up with the job, right? He could make so much money off me...
Nicole: That's such a good idea.
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25 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You really have only one thing in life, and that is your dream. Everything else seems to overwhelm simplistic situation with an over abundance of cluttered madness. This is the realistic aspect of the industry. How the social climbing is dragged into your artistic perception. This movie is for a real average Joe. One of the best Independent films I have seen in a long time. The raw traits and the plot is what makes this tale worth seeing. The main characters in this film are purified down to a morsel of a hope to achieve something, instead of being every other under-paid hard worker in this massive financial burden of a world. With out motion pictures like this one, we would have the same mundane dramatized stories repeating over and over again. It is worth the watch.

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