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The Chosen One -- When beaten-down car salesman Paul decides his life is meaningless, fate intervenes to put a new spin on things: A mysterious band of strangers appears at his door to tell him that he's meant for bigger things. Starring Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi.
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The Chosen One -- When beaten-down car salesman Paul decides his life is meaningless, fate intervenes to put a new spin on things: A mysterious band of strangers appears at his door to tell him that he's meant for bigger things. Starring Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi.

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A man finally finds faith in himself after the rest of world puts its faith in him; the sole being on earth who can save mankind from its own destruction - The Chosen One. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Directed by
Rob Schneider 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Boon Collins 
Rob Schneider 

Produced by
David Blackford .... co-executive producer
Joe Q. Bretz .... producer
Ian Colhoun .... executive producer
Boon Collins .... producer
Scott Dolezal .... producer
Marion Douglas .... associate producer
David Hillary .... executive producer
Peter Kleidman .... co-executive producer
Chris Luu .... producer
James Margellos .... line producer
Richard Middleton .... line producer
Don Napoli .... associate producer
Shahrook Oomer .... executive producer
Timothy Wayne Peternel .... executive producer
Nick Quested .... executive producer
John Schneider .... producer
Rob Schneider .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Rona 
 
Cinematography by
Kees Van Oostrum 
 
Film Editing by
Greg Babor 
Richard Halsey 
 
Casting by
Pamela Guest 
 
Production Design by
John DeMeo 
Eric Víquez 
 
Art Direction by
Helen Harwell 
Eric Víquez 
 
Set Decoration by
Peggy Paola 
 
Costume Design by
Natasha Landau 
 
Makeup Department
Mandy Danielle Benton .... key makeup artist
Leonard Drake .... key hair stylist
Brigitte Hennech .... makeup department head
Tracy Manzo .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marion Douglas .... unit production manager
Michael Kuge .... post-production supervisor
Gina Ortega .... production manager: Costa Rica
Sara Rossi .... production manager: Costa Rica
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randin Brown .... second second assistant director
Valeria Perucci .... assistant director: Costa Rica
Jason Ruffolo .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Justin Blecha .... leadman
Jeffrey DeBell .... production designer: Costa Rica
Sarah Geller .... assistant property master
Andrew Guinn .... set dresser
Jason E. Hatfield .... leadman
Becky Herron .... art department coordinator
Brian Markey .... construction coordinator
Brian Webber .... art department production assistant
Jason Whetzell .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Mark Amicucci .... post-production audio
Sean Byrnes .... sound utility
Gary Coppola .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Evans .... audio post-production assistant (as C. Michael Evans)
Sandy Gendler .... sound designer
Yagmur Kaplan .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Casey Pachacki .... sound effects editor
Richard Pacheco .... sound effects editor
Jessie Pariseau .... foley mixer
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor
Roger V. Stevenson .... boom operator
Michael Suarez .... sound
Dean Thomas .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects supervisor
Steve Newquist .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Mat Fuller .... lead visual effects artist
Stephen Lebed .... visual effects supervisor
Clint Nitkiewicz Hernandez .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Kenny Alexander .... stunts
Melissa Barker .... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
David Castillo .... stunt driver
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts
Tom Elliot .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Scott Leva .... utility stunts
Shawn Robinson .... stunts
Myke Schwartz .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
Tim Trella .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christina Belle .... assistant camera
Mike Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Antonio Bolandi .... second assistant camera: second unit
Arlene 'PinkGrip' Brown .... grip
Robert Driskell .... gaffer
Warren Feldman .... second assistant camera
Geoffrey Haley .... Steadicam operator
Arien Hatch .... second assistant camera
Steve Hurson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Milan Janicin .... second assistant camera
Chuck May .... grip
Allen Nalasco .... still photographer
Larry Nielsen .... first assistant camera
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Michael C. Price .... key grip
Rj Erin Reilly .... rigging grip
Robert J. Reilly .... best boy rigging grip
Landon Ruddel .... best boy grip
Christopher A. Schenck .... camera operator: "b" camera
Robert Sterry .... video assist operator
Johnny Thuen .... camera loader
Thomas Vandermillen .... first assistant camera
Chris Walden .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Elizabeth Guest .... casting intern
Meredith Jacobson .... location casting
Mac Marshall .... extras casting
Jonathan Rackman .... casting assistant
Adam Vincentz .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ena Aguilar .... costume designer: Costa Rica
Jacqueline Kahn .... set costumer
Wanda Leavey .... costume supervisor
Ken Van Duyne .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sean Fanton .... on-line editor
Josh Hunt .... second assistant editor
Assad Khan .... post-production executive
Clint Nitkiewicz Hernandez .... colorist
Faust Pierfederici .... colorist
 
Music Department
Elizabeth C. Axford .... composer: additional music
Brett Bergman .... score service (as Ramon Reyes)
Max Cameron .... score service
Hannah Campbell .... score service
Marc Caruso .... music editor
Gerry Cueller .... music supervisor
Greg Danylyshyn .... music supervisor
George Doering .... musician
Jonathon Fessenden .... composer: additional music
James T. Hill .... music scoring mixer
Roger Julià .... orchestrator
David Low .... music contractor
Nathan Rightnour .... score wrangler
Justin Thompson .... score preparation
Justin Thompson .... score service
 
Transportation Department
D'Aldo Fazzone .... transportation captain
Kip Fazzone .... driver
Billy Kane .... transportation coordinator
Esteban Munoz .... mechanic
Anthony Pascarella .... driver
Mark Webb .... transportation
 
Other crew
Brian Askew .... production coordinator
Katrina Leigh Carter .... key set production assistant
Caroline Couret-Delegue .... assistant to producers
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager
Alex Garcia .... set medic
Matt Grahn .... production assistant
Jessica Hong .... production assistant
Bobby Jauregui .... production assistant
Elnora J. Keller .... craft service
Ryan Kennedy .... assistant coordinator
Richard Lilly .... additional production assistant
Tyler R. Mann .... production assistant
Don Napoli .... key production accountant
Jason Neudecker .... set production assistant: additional photography
Joe Rynearson .... key set production assistant
Heather Sconyers .... production coordinator: reshoots
Ben Sensabaugh .... production assistant
Ivan Siebel .... assistant location manager
Frank Slaten .... production assistant
Ramsey Smith .... assistant coordinator
Jessica Strauss .... key assistant location manager
Patty Tapanes .... legal: Goldcrest films
Laura Warner .... assistant accountant
Linnie Wheeless .... first assistant accountant
Chris Stiles .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual material, language, mature thematic content and drug references
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Argentina:101 min
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Argentina:13 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46325)

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George Sluizer was originally the film's director but left during production.See more »
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Continuity: At the end of the film, when Neil puts the nest back on the building, a chunk of the plastic bag is left on the metal hooks of the ledge. When the bird comes back the plastic it is gone, and the nest has miraculously moved from the left side to the middle of the ledge.See more »
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[first lines]
Christine:[on answering machine] Paul, it's Christine. Listen, I'm sorry that I hurt you. I never meant for this to happen. I feel like you've been pushing away for that last two years. I love you Paul, but, I want more in my life. Goodbye.
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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Barely Watchable, 6 September 2010
Author: (bob-rutzel-1) from United States

Paul (Schneider) has lost his wife, is about to lose his job and tries to do himself in when he is visited by strange people from Colombia, South America who have anointed him as The Chosen One.

If One is going direct Oneself in a movie, One's name should be Clint Eastwood.

Schneider helped write, produce and direct himself in this barely watchable movie. One rule of radio is needed here: Let not DEAD AIR rule the airways. Here the acting was tentative by Schneider as though he was concentrating too much on watching himself direct and watching himself act all at the same time, and the result was too much hesitation when that wasn't called for. Yes, his character was going through some stuff, but the hesitations were like a football player consistently fumbling the ball. Doesn't look good. This is not the Rob Schneider I thought I would see. He needs to go back to Adam Sandler and beg for a job.

This is not a comedy, not a drama and is more of an outline of I don't know what in the sense: "let's see how this might go" , or "let's try this" and staying with those bonehead ideas. I saw where it could have been a comedy, but…………

The questions I had and Paul never asked in the beginning when he was told he was the Chosen One was: Why Me? followed up by: what do I have to do? And what am I supposed to do. Okay, he did ask why me? but didn't ask the other questions. No, we had to suffer through the movie to find out what he had to do to earn the title. Fair enough, but I still would have asked those other questions. Come on, tell me I am the Chosen One and you will hear the questions. Thought so. Am not, right? Thought so. Hmmmm..........

So later he climbs a tall building to put a hawk's nest back. But, when the hawk's nest was first removed, someone from the window above the nest quickly snatched up the nest. Why didn't Paul use that same window to put the nest back? Not much excitement in opening a window and plopping down the nest, is there? If a door or a way was blocked to do that, it should have been shown. It wasn't. He ended up climbing. Of course, we all wondered if he would fall.

John Schneider also helped produce this. I thought they may be brothers but cannot find that to be the case. But, that may not be the same John Schneider (Dukes of Hazard, Smallville) I am thinking of. Hey, I just learned there is another Christopher Lloyd (helps write for Modern Family TV show), and not the Back to the Future and Taxi guy. Hard to keep your eye on the ball these days. Reminds me of a story where almost everyone was named James Bond. Yes, they all said, "Bond, James Bond."

Violence: No. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Not really, mild stuff and not much of it.

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