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The Year of Getting to Know Us -- Christopher Rocket’s road to happiness has taken him down a bumpy path.  During an unexpected trip home to Florida, Christopher is finally forced to come to terms with a past he’d rather forget and a future he’s doing his best to avoid.
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Arnold ... Ron Rocket
Armando Acevedo ... Mexican Caddie
Holland Hayes ... Golfer #1

Karl Anthony ... Golfer #2

Jimmy Fallon ... Christopher Rocket

Chase Ellison ... Young Christopher Rocket

Sharon Stone ... Jane Rocket

Lucy Liu ... Anne

Susanne Kreitman Taylor ... Claire (as Susanne K. Taylor)

John Connon ... Mark
Gary Moss ... Round Man

Bree Turner ... Sandi

Gail Golden ... Perky Woman

Ethan S. Smith ... Rental Car Guy (as Ethan Smith)
Peggy Sheffield ... Nurse
Tim Goodwin ... Doctor

Raquel Gardner ... Bartender

Tony Hale ... Nickie Apple
Connor Boyle ... Young Nickie Apple

Trevin Lica ... Lance
Morgan Curschman ... Young Kim Temple
Haley Boyle ... Autumn (as Hayley Boyle)

Jordana Spiro ... Kim Temple

Stewart J. Zully ... Sheriff
Ed Machek ... Lounge Lizard

Illeana Douglas ... Christine Jacobson

Brian Patrick Clarke ... Tom Jacobson
Paul Spicer ... Buff Guard
Mark Lainer ... Bald Man

Jeff Chase ... Gigantic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Curtis Ceballos ... Bar Scene man at jukebox
Parham Danielle ... Waitress
Erica Taylor ... Waitress
Christian Andreas ... Uncle Sam (uncredited)

Austin Blay ... Boy at Party (uncredited)

Eugenie Bondurant ... Strange Woman (uncredited)

Ralph Cahill ... Golfer (uncredited)
Kirsten Carmody ... Girl (uncredited)
Joseph Epinette ... Airport Security (uncredited)
Mitch Harbeson ... Party Guy (uncredited)
Jamie Hartley ... Airline Employee (uncredited)

Deborah Hurm ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

P.J. Lalka ... Partygoer (uncredited)
Ron Lewis Jr. ... Busboy (uncredited)

John Archer Lundgren ... Carnie (uncredited)
Andre Marshall ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)
Tiffany Marshall ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)
Maggie Martin ... Traveler (uncredited)
Angel McBride ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Celestial McBride ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Melody Mccraney ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)
Zachary Memos ... Male Agent (uncredited)
Katarina Noel ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tim Rerucha ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
R.J. Stallman ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
John Weyrick ... Leprechaun (uncredited)

Directed by
Patrick Sisam 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Patrick Sisam (screenplay) &
Rick Velleu (screenplay)

Ethan Canin (short stories "Star Food" and "The Year of Getting to Know Us")

Produced by
Howard Butler .... executive producer
Bill Johnson .... executive producer
D. Scott Lumpkin .... co-producer
Ed Machek .... executive producer
Lou Maggio .... executive producer
Lawrence Najem .... executive producer
Michael Ossi .... executive producer
Paulette Pierotti .... associate producer
Lance Ringhaver .... executive producer
Jim Seibel .... executive producer
Laura D. Smith .... co-producer
Sharon Stone .... executive producer
Holly Wiersma .... producer
Warren T. Goz .... executive producer (uncredited)
Stewart McMichael .... executive producer (uncredited)
Michael R. Williams .... line producer: re-shoot (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Swihart 
 
Cinematography by
Lisa Rinzler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Codron 
Susan Shipton 
 
Casting by
Barbara Fiorentino 
Rebecca Mangieri 
Wendy Weidman 
 
Production Design by
Susan Block 
 
Art Direction by
Matteo De Cosmo 
 
Set Decoration by
Fonda Fisher 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Newell 
 
Makeup Department
Erin Ayanian .... makeup artist: Ms. Liu (as Erin Ayanian Monroe)
Diane Calfee .... additional makeup artist
Beatrice De Alba .... hair stylist: Ms. Stone
Selena Evans-Miller .... additional makeup artist (as Selena Miller)
Ann-Maree Hurley .... key makeup artist
Joseph Regal .... key hair stylist (as Joey Reigel)
Tina Roesler Kerwin .... makeup department head
Tricia Sawyer .... makeup artist: Ms. Stone
Candy L. Walken .... hair department head
Tracey Whitter .... additional hair stylist
John Brato .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... hair stylist: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Christopher Kulikowski .... post production supervisor: Los Angeles
Damien Lubiak .... unit production manager
Kate Lumpkin .... production supervisor (as Kat Craig)
Douglas Wilkinson .... post production supervisor: Toronto (as Doug Wilkinson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shawn Dyrdahl .... second assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe Arnold .... property master
Dan Buckley .... assistant property master
Rex Christensen .... on-set dresser
Norman C. Dulaney .... leadman
Mark Ross Goode .... set dresser
Herman McEachin .... scenic artist
Jessica Navran .... art department production assistant (as Jessica L. Navran)
David R. Scurlock .... set dresser
Ellen Lampl .... prop graphics (uncredited)
Danielle Webb .... props fabricator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Axtell .... sound mixer
Robert C. Bigelow .... assistant sound editor (as Robert Bigelow)
Vesco Emile .... sound editor
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... sound re-recording mixer (as Alex Gruzdev)
Dessie Markovsky .... supervising sound editor
Harrison Meyle .... adr editor
Harrison Meyle .... sound editor (as Harrison Meyley)
Matthew Mika .... assistant sound editor
William Munroe .... boom operator
Hughes Pralt .... foley mixer
Christian Ramirez .... apprentice sound editor
Emile Razpopov .... sound designer
Andy Snavley .... co-supervising sound editor
Andy Snavley .... sound re-recording mixer
John Vanderdoes .... utility sound (as John van der Does)
Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans .... foley artist (as Marie-Jeanne Wijckmans)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Lisa Annitti .... controller: Comen VFX
Kenneth Armstrong .... graphic artist: Comen VFX
Daniel Bryant .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor: Comen VFX
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer: Comen VFX (as Josh Comen)
Brandon Criswell .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Scott Hale .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Michael Stancato .... graphic artist: Comen VFX
Peter Allendale .... digital compositor: Comen VFX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Lonnie Smith)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Alley .... rigging electric
Dan Basso .... lighting equipment supplier: Paskal Lighting
Stuart Bicknell .... rigging gaffer
Jennifer Braddock .... loader
David S. Campbell .... camera operator: "b" camera
Lou Chanatry .... camera operator: "b" camera
David Clark .... grip
Alec Colley .... camera provider: Panavision Florida
Brown Cooper .... camera operator: "b" camera
Eric Damazio .... key grip (as Eric R. Damazio)
Courtney Drewes .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Estes .... still photographer
Chris Fisher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Christopher M. Fisher)
Antonio Font Jr. .... electrician
James Frederick .... electrician
Mike L. Germaine .... dolly grip
Larry Gianneschi IV .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nicholas R. Gianneschi .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Nicholas Gianneschi)
Bruce Hazen .... electrician (as Bruce C. Hazen)
Andy Howell .... electrician (as Andrew Howell)
Christopher D. Jones .... grip (as Chris Jones)
Billy Kidd .... electrician
Matt Lebeau .... electrician
Chris Lumpkin .... best boy grip
Sean Meyer .... grip (as Sean R. Meyer)
John Muliler .... grip (as John Mulier)
Paul Olsen .... electrician
Michael Parry .... gaffer
Dave Sonnenberg .... best boy electric (as David Sonnenberg)
Jeffrey Southerland .... grip
Shawn Torge .... electrician
Chris Brow .... key grip: re-shoots (uncredited)
Dennis Noyes .... film loader: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Conrader .... extras casting: Background Entertainment Services
Brad Davis .... location casting: Marquee Entertainment Group
Jessie Disla .... casting associate
Melanie Moreno .... extras casting: Background Entertainment Services
Adam Arnali .... extras casting (uncredited)
Danielle Aufiero .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzy Freeman .... costume supervisor
Stephani Lewis .... assistant costume designer
Nubia .... costumer
Nubia .... seamstress
John H. Smith .... key costumer (as John H. Smith III)
Jo Rosen .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Yesenia Higuera .... film scanning technician
Chris Regan .... color timer
Lissette Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Marc Roussel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor (as Michelle Silverman)
Christopher Violette .... music editor (as Chris Violette)
Christopher Violette .... music supervisor (as Chris Violette)
 
Transportation Department
Don Baer .... driver
Joseph Bedami .... driver
Gary Keith Bowden .... driver
Ben Brower .... transportation dispatcher (as Benjamin Brower)
Donna Brower .... picture car coordinator
Peggy Carter .... driver
Stan Chafin .... driver
Ricky Damazio .... transportation coordinator
Richard F. Diez .... driver (as Rick 'Chi-Chi' Diez)
Robert T. Glover .... driver (as Robert Glover)
Marshall Hovies .... driver
Ricardo Hussey .... driver: Ms. Stone
Jeanine James .... driver
Mindy Knapp .... driver
Lewis Mennona .... driver
Stephen Metheny .... driver
Andrew Neal Miller .... driver
Ray K. Nevin Jr. .... transportation captain
Julio Palomino .... driver
Timothy Stephens .... transportation captain
Don Stinson .... driver (as Donald C. Stinson)
 
Other crew
Brian Anderson .... chef
Jamie Armstrong .... set production assistant
Steve Berman .... completion bond: Film Finances
Bud Bishop .... set production assistant (as William Bud Bishop)
Bobby Bowers .... security/police officer
Brian Bradley .... security/police officer
Michael Brown .... representative: eastman Kodak
Travis Burdick .... set production assistant
Johnny 'Vegas' Burton .... assistant production coordinator
Helen Caldwell .... script supervisor (as Helen M. Caldwell)
Joe Cappelletti .... adr group coordinator
Stan Chafin .... security
James Childers .... security/police officer
Scott Colgan .... location assistant (as Scotty C. Colgan)
Michael Corrigan .... studio teacher
Travis Cox .... security/police officer
Mike De La Vina .... set production assistant
Rob Dickerson Jr. .... key set production assistant
Ryle Eddings .... production secretary
Dale Edwards .... security/police officer
Tom Fallon .... location scout (as Thomas C. Fallon)
Daniel Fekety .... security/police officer
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... clearance consultant (as Amanda Shamis)
Branham Fryefield .... office production assistant
Billy Gaggins .... set production assistant (as William Gaggins)
Bradley Gidcumb .... police coordinator
Randi Glossman .... security/police officer
Mitch Harbeson .... location manager
Tosha L. Hawkins .... payroll accountant
James Hayward .... assistant location manager (as James F.Hayward)
Kate Higgins .... additional voice
Timothy Hodges .... security/police officer
Tom Howes .... production coordinator
Charles Humphrey .... security/police officer
David Humphrey .... security/police officer
Ricardo Hussey .... security: Ms. Stone
Jeff Jackson .... chef
Dena Johnston .... set medic
Lex Lang .... additional voice
Mela Lee .... additional voice (as Mela Lee McLean)
Trey Lineberger .... office production assistant
Michael Linton .... security/police officer
Jason Luque .... location assistant
Janice Maida .... travel agent: All Seasons Travel
Rayna Mandoulova .... assistant: Mr. Sisam
Lauren Mann .... assistant: Mr. Wiersma
Peter Marshall .... insurance agent: DeWitt Stern Group
William Mauldin .... security/police officer
Ashton McComb .... additional craft service
Holly Murray .... assistant accountant (as Holly C. Murray)
Keith Nazworth .... security/police officer
David Odaka .... travel agent: All Star Travel
Douglas Parsons .... security/police officer
Tanya Porter .... security/police officer
Chris Ranung .... key craft service
Irwin M. Rappaport .... legal services
Vesco Razpopov .... additional voice
Curtis Ricks .... set production assistant
Sam Riegel .... additional voice
Jay Robbins .... film processing and telecine: Cineworks Digital Studios
Cindy Robinson .... additional voice
Travis Seals .... chef
Mick Shearer .... chef
Chris Styles .... security/police officer
George Sweney .... production accountant
Burt Thomas .... security/police officer
Christopher Touchton .... assistant: Mr. Wiersma
Corin Warinner .... set production assistant
Bethany Weise .... insurance agent: DeWitt Stern Group
William Clark Coit III .... location scout (uncredited)
Tim Rerucha .... stand-in (uncredited)
Scott J. Smith .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Colleen Camp .... special thanks
Don Roos .... very special thanks
 

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29 out of 91 people found the following review useful.
This film deserves to be in IMDb's Bottom 10, 28 January 2008
Author: yamcofarms from Los Angeles, CA

I saw the world premiere of this film at Sundance and it is seriously one of the five worst films I have seen in my lifetime. During the Q&A (in which the director and entire cast were present), no one in the audience had anything worth saying because the film was so awful. It was a pretty awkward moment.

Considering all of the 10s this film has received, it seems to me that people connected with the film are clearly the ones giving it a rating without considering the quality of the final product. If you honestly think this is a good film, you have no taste when it comes to film-making.

Jimmy Fallon is painfully one dimensional. Lucy Liu is good, but her role has no meat-- it's sad that these are the only parts she is given. Tom Arnold is not an actor and never has been. Sharon Stone is caricaturish. Illeana Douglas and Tony Hale give the best performances, but in minor roles. What most people don't know about this film is that the director cuts back and forth between the present and the past at least twenty times-- an overused technique that not even the most mundane film students resort to these days. This forces Arnold and Stone, who play Fallon's parents, to carry a major portion of the film in the flashbacks.

There is rarely a truthful moment in the film. The script is contrived. The cliché ending can be seen in any below-average Hollywood romantic comedy. I hope this director grows in maturity before he writes or directs another film. He had the budget and resources at his fingertips, but blew his opportunity because he wasn't properly equipped.

Which Sundance programmer allowed this film to be shown? They should be ashamed of themselves. The work speaks for itself and it clearly falls short. I'd hate to think that the programmer was being wooed by the producer's rep or other people behind the film without considering the ramifications of screening something of this quality at Sundance. Is this what Redford's vision has come to?

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