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Director:
Writer:
Mike Cram (writer)
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Genre:
Tagline:
It only takes one idea.
Plot:
A rags-to-riches story of two friends, a small-time inventor and a sharky salesman, who hit rock bottom before coming up with a gizmo that becomes a worldwide phenomenon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Inspirational and totally fresh See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dallas Roberts ... Matt

Jeremy Renner ... Sam

Ayelet Zurer ... Gina

Marguerite Moreau ... Cinda

Amanda Anka ... Louisa

Richard Kind ... Newkin

Eddie Jemison ... Bean

Judith Scott ... Rita

Debby Rosenthal ... Brenda
Michael Kagan ... Mort

Rob Brownstein ... Kent

David Frederick White ... Dave V.O. Talent

Vince Grant ... Randall

François Chau ... Mr. Chow

Melissa Alejandra ... Voice Talent

Matt O'Toole ... Larry Kelly
Jonathan Simpson ... Tom

Shannon Whirry ... Lydia

Christopher Darga ... Mr. Weber
Joy Ellison ... Lady in Store

Christopher Gehrman ... Scruffy Man
Sam Hernandez ... Carl
Drew Kallen ... Worker
Lily King ... Chinese Factory Lady
Judy Lebeau ... Glenda
Todd Licea ... Dog Commercial V. O.
Ricki Lopez ... Driver

Bruce Nozick ... Mr. Kassel

Orgena Rose ... Trade Show Woman

Jason Spisak ... Escondido Man
Noah Todd ... Sound Engineer
Scott Williamson ... Preston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stan Babola ... Man in bar

Denise Blum ... Restaurant Patron
Peter Bowers ... Flight Attendant
Shushila Christiansen ... Shopper
Annelle Lynne ... L.A. Business Woman
Adnan Novo ... Party Guest

Michael Ortiz ... LA Business Man
Sandy Smith-Distel ... Airport Manager (as Sandy Distel)
Jone St. John ... Lady at Convention
Rachel JeeHye Thomas ... Chinese Factory Worker
Heather Woods ... Flight Attendant

Craig Fones ... Party Guest (uncredited)

JaMarlin Fowler ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

The Lowpriest ... Man at Convention / Casino (uncredited)

Ray C. Merrill ... Blackjack Player (uncredited)
Mikal Mullaly ... Blackjack player (uncredited)
Cindy Thomas Freeman ... Cowgirl at Casino (uncredited)

Daniel Frank Webster ... Bearded Gambler (uncredited)

Wendi Wendt ... Woman in bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Balsmeyer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Cram  writer

Produced by
Michael Bederman .... line producer
Ehud Bleiberg .... executive producer
Carol A. Bott .... executive producer
Mike Cram .... producer
Joey Dela Cruz .... associate producer
Nicholas Donnermeyer .... associate producer
Tim Flood .... producer
Mircea Goia .... associate producer
Gregory Goodell .... executive producer
Amy Heidrich-Rollins .... executive producer
Jules Howe .... executive producer
Elizabeth Lohman .... unit producer
Benjamin Jeran McGinn .... associate producer
Brian Neufang .... producer
Laura Stabler .... associate producer
Joanne Storkan .... executive producer
John Van Steen .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Hall 
 
Film Editing by
Suresh Ayyar 
Marcus D'Arcy 
Gavin Whalen 
 
Casting by
Ronnie Yeskel 
 
Production Design by
Kim Buddee 
 
Set Decoration by
Linette Forbes Shorr  (as Linette Shorr)
 
Costume Design by
Lori Ayala-Read 
 
Makeup Department
Valerie Badalian .... assistant makeup artist
Angelica Castillo .... makeup assistant
Katherine Jumper .... hair swing
Katherine Jumper .... makeup swing
Brenda McNally .... hair department head
Maria Morales .... daily hair/makeup
Tatiana Thorpe .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Angela Jensen .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Bederman .... second unit director
Michael T. Meador .... first assistant director
Michael L. Walker .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Darren Clark .... buyer
Finola Day .... art department intern
Bill Garber .... leadman
Matt Hausmann .... property master
Andreas Langley .... art department coordinator
Johanna Martinez .... buyer
Chad Quick .... swing gang
Justin Roy .... assistant props
Zack Shisslak .... swing gang
Reuven Shorr .... swing gang
Megan Tigninni .... buyer
 
Sound Department
Jason Abell .... foley artist
Jason Abell .... sound mixer
Jason Abell .... sound recordist
Jeremie Cuellar .... foley recordist
Matt D. Hall .... sound editor
Matt Hutchinson .... sound consultant
Michelle Mader .... boom operator
Richard Mader .... sound mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor (as Michael McDonald)
G.W. Pope III .... sound designer
G.W. Pope III .... sound effects editor
Brad Whitcanack .... sound effects editor/sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Hawke Taylore .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Hawke Taylore .... visual effects
Gavin Whalen .... title design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Anderson .... gaffer
Mark Braun .... camera operator: second unit
Rodney Diehl .... electrician
Dick Fisher .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dick Fisher .... director of cinematography: re-shoots
Greg Flores .... best boy grip
Jeffrey Hamby .... best boy grip
Greg Harrington .... director of photography: second unit
Pat Larkin .... grip electric
Scott Leyse .... key first assistant camera
Julian Moreno .... electrician
Mark Mulier .... electrician
Kate Nixa .... loader
Robyn Noble .... second assistant camera
Vincent Pascoe .... director of photography: second unit
Ernest Paul Roebuck .... key grip
Sarah Sher .... video assist operator
Paul Stapleton-Smith .... best boy electric
Ian Van Cleve .... additional camera operator
Sylvia Vidaurri .... still photographer
Josh Zientarski .... additional camera operator
 
Casting Department
Margoth Barrera .... extras casting assistant
Anna Gerb .... extras casting
Michelle Levy .... casting associate
Darlene Wyatt .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Magda Amado .... set costumer
Kaitlyn Barrett .... wardrobe
Lexi Cuesta .... key costumer
Bianca Mendoza .... wardrobe
Selby Van Horne .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Darmyn Calderon .... assistant editor
Frank Pass .... colorist
Gavin Whalen .... on-line editor
Gavin Whalen .... post production supervisor
 
Music Department
Nicola Freegard .... music coordinator
Howe Gelb .... composer: theme music
Gavin Whalen .... music editor
Gavin Whalen .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Robin Baldwin .... driver: camera truck
Hal Gibson .... transportation coordinator
Chuck Henson .... stakebed driver
Lianna Hulsey .... stakebed driver
Monty Lira .... fuel truck driver
Al Malits .... transportation captain
Mack Matlock .... driver
John Schramm .... picture car coordinator
Ron Schramm .... driver
Bob Trout .... driver
Gene Ungersma .... driver: honeywagon
Steve Wagner .... stakebed driver
 
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... media quality control
Michelle Ayers .... second assistant accountant
John Cathey .... production assistant
Jaime Cesarz .... production assistant
Brian Deutzman .... festival and events supervisor
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach
Tim Flood .... location manager
Seth Gallagher .... assistant production coordinator
Daniel Gaughan .... production assistant
Angela Jensen .... production supervisor
Elizabeth Lohman .... assistant location manager
Matthew Marsland .... photo double
Anne McCaffrey .... production coordinator
Eva Owens .... set production assistant
Carol Pears .... script supervisor
Eric Schlegel .... production assistant
Rebecca Skeels .... production assistant
Dave Sutter .... assistant caterer
Luis Sutter .... craft service
Marie Sutter .... caterer
Abbey Taylor .... location assistant
Timothy P. Tundel .... key production accountant (as Tim Tundel)
John Valenzuela .... medic
Deborah Katherine Wehde .... first assistant accountant
 
Thanks
Eddie Bagayawa .... special thanks (as Eddie Ruben)
Tamara Gagarin .... thanks
Svilen Kamburov .... special thanks
Melanie Kollar .... special thanks
Roman Kopelevich .... special thanks
Chris Ludwig .... special thanks
Geir Jardar Olsen .... special thanks
Christopher Slaughter .... special thanks
Robert von Dassanowsky .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lightbulb" - USA (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
85 min
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Certification:
Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Sam:You know what we're good at.
Matt:Lately, not a whole lot.
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FAQ

Soundtrack, when is the song "Contraption" by your composer Howe Gelb coming out?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Inspirational and totally fresh, 17 October 2012
Author: melissa-504-989520 from Asheville, NC United States

This movie is terrific. The overarching story of one man's attempt to allow one excellent idea to flow through him from "the universal mind" was authentic, believable and thoroughly inspirational. The actors, the script and the setting were fresh and absolutely cool. The look of the film - sort of 70's-esque -, the script, and music were terrific. The movie was a bit choppy in a couple of places. The various story lines & scenes of the inventor, the friends, the romances, the family members all seemed bona fide. I absolutely loved the setting and dialogue. Overall, the freshness factor of this movie, the mostly excellent production, and the inspirational story make this a movie I will recommend to everyone I know.

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