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Release Date:
2008 (USA) See more »
Lust, drugs and violence... no place for a kid. See more »
A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa. | Full synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Jennifer Lawrence ... Agnes

Javon Johnson ... 1st 'John'

Sophi Bairley ... Bee (as Sophia Bairley)

Bokeem Woodbine ... Duval

Chloë Grace Moretz ... Cammie (as Chloe Grace Moretz)

Casey Tutton ... Sheila

Matthew Gerdisch ... Earl

Robert Gerdisch ... Burl
Lucas Ellman ... Clyde Junior
Kymberly Mellen ... Sheila's Mom (as Kimberly Mellen)

Andrew Rothenberg ... Clyde Senior

Danielle Campbell ... Darla

Selma Blair ... Sarah
Jayce Ryan ... Daniel
Kirsten Mose ... Young Agnes
Abby Phalen ... Young Cammie
Sara Hennessy ... Young Bee

Natalie West ... Dolly

David Alan Grier ... Stymie
James Earl Jones II ... Popeye
Rich Komenich ... Meatball
Tyla Abercrumbie ... Janette
Phil Ridarelli ... Mr. Goldstein
Hashim Brown ... Little Boy
Julia Sobaski ... Rowena
Kevin Gudahl ... Bob Elder
Bernie Landis ... Mr. Jefferies
Terrion Johnson ... Rondell
Joshua Pertler ... Pookie (as Josh Pertler)

De'Shawn Washington ... Black Tony (as Deshawn Washington)
Adam McEwen ... Dooey
Justin McEwen ... Deon
Kazemde Fela Masud ... Harold
David Pompeii ... Mooney
Ellis Foster ... Lincoln

Claudia Michelle Wallace ... Drunk Lady
Greg Hollimon ... 2nd 'John' (as Gregory Holliman)

Clarke Peters ... Maurice
Jeff Christian ... Coach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joey Bicicchi ... Football player (uncredited)
Anthony Brawner ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Debbi Burns ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Robert Kramer ... Extra (uncredited)
Jonathan C. Legat ... Photo Journalist (uncredited)

Steve Mikula ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Aleh Neliubin ... Party-goer (uncredited)
Alan Sciranko ... Score keeper (uncredited)

Preston Tate Jr. ... Black Teen (uncredited)

Directed by
Lori Petty 
Writing credits
Lori Petty (screenplay) and
David Alan Grier (screenplay)

Lori Petty (story)

Produced by
Stephen J. Cannell .... producer
Michael Dubelko .... producer
Lisa Gildehaus .... line producer
David Alan Grier .... co-producer
Daisy Marco .... co-producer
Peter Quartaroli .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Ken Seng (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tirsa Hackshaw 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Claire Simon 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Lisa Wolff  (as Lisa S. Wolff-Mandziara)
Set Decoration by
Desi Wolff 
Costume Design by
Erin Benach 
Makeup Department
Patrice Baker .... additional hair stylist
Patrice Baker .... additional makeup artist
Chelo .... hair department head (as Chelo Ontiveros)
Chelo .... makeup department head (as Chelo Ontiveros)
Candace Scholl .... additional hair stylist
Candace Scholl .... additional makeup artist
Joyce Taft .... key hair stylist
Joyce Taft .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Gary Winter .... post-production supervisor (as Gary B. Winter)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Corrado .... second assistant director (as Matt E. Corrado)
Charles Leslie .... first assistant director (as Charles Leslie II)
Nicole Real .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jason Breitzman .... graphic designer
Ricardo Candia Jr. .... swing gang
Tom Castronovo .... art department intern
Jeno Delli Colli .... swing gang (as Jeno Dellicolli)
Fritz Kimbrough .... swing gang
Justin Lieb .... prop master
Michael Murtaugh .... painter
David Samo .... swing gang
Adri Siriwatt .... swing gang
Holly Todd .... on-set dresser
Soma Vernon .... art department coordinator (as Nassoma Vernon)
Jessica Voogd .... swing gang
Erica Ha Yun Wills .... art department coordinator
Travis Witkowski .... props assistant
Josh Zylstra .... leadman
Erica Willis McCormick .... interim art department coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Karl Dondlinger .... boom operator
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... re-recording mixer
Mark Lanza .... supervising sound editor
Mike McGrath .... boom operator (as Michael McGrath)
Adam Mohundro .... sound department intern
J.T. Mueller .... boom operator (as JT Mueller)
Nicole Oesterle .... sound department intern
Larry Stensvold .... re-recording mixer
Kevin J. Summers .... boom operator (as Kevin Summers)
Bartek Swiatek .... production sound mixer
Michael P. Cook .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
David S. DiPietro .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Edward L. Williams .... visual effects supervisor (as Eddie Williams)
Rick Cortes .... inferno artist (uncredited)
Matthew LeFevour .... stunt double (as Matthew Thomas Lefevour)
Chris Nolte .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Andrzejewski .... grip (as Sam Andrzejewski II)
Jon Arturi .... electrician (as John Arturi)
Jason Bonner .... additional second assistant camera
Joe Brady .... additional first assistant camera (as Joseph Brady)
Rob Castilla .... grip intern
Lisa Clauson .... camera intern
Billy Coleman .... additional best boy grip (as Bill Coleman)
Jaime Dawkins .... technocrane technician
Shannon DeWolfe .... loader
Ronald Dragosh .... key grip
Ron Forsythe .... gaffer
Mike Fryar .... grip
Andrew W. Gajda .... camera intern (as Andrew Gajda)
Alejandro Garcia .... additional first assistant camera
Mark Karavite .... additional camera operator
Mark Karavite .... steadicam operator
Ruth Leitman .... still photographer
Jeremy Long .... best boy grip (as Jeremy 'Jo-Lo' Long)
Gabriel Patay .... electrician
Kevin Pittman .... best boy electric
Keith Pokorski .... additional first assistant camera
Sunni-Ali Powell .... electrician (as Sunni Ali Powell)
Addae Shelby .... dolly grip
Meena Singh .... camera intern
Karina Teismann .... electrician
Jeff Tomcho .... second assistant camera
Jerry Tran .... grip (as Gerald Tran)
Silas Tyler .... electrician
Hunter Whalen .... additional second assistant camera
Dave Wightman .... first assistant camera (as David Wightman)
Alex Willson .... grip
Mark N. Woods .... technocrane operator (as Mark Woods)
Terry Zumalt .... grip
Shannon DeWolfe .... video assistant (uncredited)
Casting Department
Shelby Cherniet .... casting associate: Chicago
Becca McCracken .... casting associate: Chicago (as Becca Knight)
Teresa Thoma .... casting associate: Chicago
Julie Swistak .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
France Champassak .... costume department intern (as Francine Champassak)
Lisa Chunyk .... assistant costume designer
Lindsay McKay .... assistant costume designer
Emma Potter .... costume supervisor
Lisa Thompson-Bennett .... costume department intern
Karla Strum .... additional set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Scott Bradbury .... on-line assembly
Scott Bradbury .... on-line titles
Lyvonne Klingler .... post-production coordinator
Dave Pickett .... colorist: dailies
Jeff Pierce .... on-line assembly
Sly West .... on-line titles
Scott Bradbury .... digital intermediate artist (uncredited)
Location Management
Maalik Armour .... assistant location manager
Adam Boor .... location manager
Eric Hingst .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Sonny Arthur Coleman .... driver: grip truck
Glenn Guenther .... driver: camera car
Ashley Klich .... driver: Ms. Blair
Jesus Villarreal .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Nicole Basile .... production intern
Sylvetta Christmas .... assistant production coordinator
Neal Cornell .... office production assistant
Rachel Davis .... production coordinator
Jason Dusenske .... set production assistant
Kathy Ezso .... assistant: Stephen J. Cannell
Josh R. Field .... office production assistant (as Josh Field)
Belle Francisco .... script supervisor
Carrie Gooch .... craft service
Vanessa Hickey .... set production assistant
Holli Hopkins-McGinley .... set production assistant (as Holli Hopkins)
Judi Jeroslow .... assistant production accountant
Joe Kilbride .... choreographer: basketball game
Cannon Kinnard .... assistant production coordinator (as David Cannon Kinnard)
Jarrah Korba .... stand-in
Mark Kuranishi .... police
Ruth Leitman .... epk
Lori Locascio .... production intern
John Mirabelli .... police
Michael E. Morales .... production legal counsel
Vanessa Muhammad .... police
Bridget Quinn .... production intern
Teres Reed .... police
Vail Romeyn .... production accountant
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Matthew Stratton .... armorer
Mark S. Temple .... production legal counsel
Joi Wilson .... post production accountant
Nichole Wleklinski .... key set production assistant
Margo J. Zuffante .... production secretary (as Margo Zuffante)
David Magdael .... publicist (uncredited)
Theresa Peoples .... creative executive (uncredited)
Peter Quartaroli .... assistant: Lori Petty (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, and disturbing content involving a minor including rape, sexual content and drug/alcohol abuse
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Germany:16 | Japan:R15+ | New Zealand:R18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45428)
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Jennifer Lawrence was eighteen when she acted in this movie.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The 45 record would not play properly without the adapter in the center hole. The record would slide around the turntable once the needle was placed on it and the music would become distorted and the speed of the music would vary - it would continue to speed up and slow down during the entire record.See more »
[first lines]
1st 'John':[seeing her come in] Ah...
Agnes:[narrating] I race the sun home in the morning, and the moon up at night. There's just today, and then there's tonight. Anything can happen, then anything does. You get through it.
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Well, That Escalated Quickly., 18 September 2014
Author: dillperrybruh from United Kingdom

Okay, let me just start by saying; this is one of the best shot films i've seen in a long time. Let it be known that 80% of the cast were very young when this was shot, yet they perfectly recreated a "70's Cult Flick" theme. Very well done on that front. Plot line was very gritty and dark, but uplifting in a F**ked up sort of way. Supposedly a True Story. I gave it a seven because let it be known some of the acting is very cheesy but then that contributes to the "70's Cult Flick" theme mentioned earlier. We got a very basic character build up. It was essentially a day in the life. I personally would've liked to see more into the characters background. Smooth Start, Rough Middle, Nice Finish. Reminded me VERY MUCH of 8 Mile, Jennifer Lawrence playing Eminem's Character.

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