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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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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
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
Shaun Chasin .... musician (guitar)
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
Danny Sconyers .... location manager
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
Argentina:101 min
Argentina:13 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46325)

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Producer Scott Dolezal was Rob Schneider's personal trainer.See more »
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 »
[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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
More heart than anything else, 6 September 2010
Author: Diego Valdes

I was going into this experience prepared for another one of Schneider's comedies such as Male Gigolo. I was pleasantly surprised by how much this wasn't a typical Schneider movie. Although it wasn't a very good movie it had some moments of fine acting from Schneider.

The character he portrays is going through a crisis in which he has lost his wife to a yoga instructor. On top of that he isn't really enjoying his work anymore. So he tries to commit suicide, something his father tried as well but unlike Schneiders character actually accomplished. In the midst of what is going on in his life, four people from a south American tribe show up at his doorstep and tell him he's the one to save the world.

Judging by the outline of the plot it isn't really easy to tell what kind of movie it is. Especially when the movie is said to be a comedy. But for me it was a better than expected. The moments when Schneider's character was vulnerable were in my opinion his best work to date. I could have done without the small gestures of comedy though, for it would have been a much better film if it was taking itself a little more serious.

Now, the movie itself is quite weak. The story is a bit much and over the top. The comedy is for the most part shoved right in there without proper tact. The dialog is so hollow that it is used solely for the purpose of moving things along. Even the compositing with green screen material looked like it was done by an intern. But damn it if the monologues from Schneider didn't get to me. Those were delivered with such heart and compassion that it almost saves the movie for me. But in the end, that is all there was to praise the movie for. And although it isn't enough for me to actually buy this DVD, I will await the next Schneider movie hoping it to be made with the amount of heart Schneider's has proved he has and not just another vehicle to keep his name going.

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