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  (in credits order)

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Cromer

Spencer Breslin ... Harold Clemens

Nikki Blonsky ... Rhonda Baxter

Ally Sheedy ... Maureen Clemens

Chris Parnell ... Coach Vanderpool

Stella Maeve ... Shelly Clemens

Suzanne Shepherd ... Maude Sellers

Rachel Dratch ... Ms. Norris

Fred Willard ... Dr. Pratt

Colin Quinn ... Reedy

Robert Gorrie ... Patrick (as Robert Gorie)

Daniel Farcher ... Brad (as Dan 'Dietz' Farcher)

Elizabeth Gillies ... Evelyn Taylor

Nicola Peltz ... Becki
Julian Mazzola ... The Kid

Angel Sing ... Chang
Lou Wagner ... Principal Nelson
Jim Downy ... Mr. Pinchot

Christina Jackson ... Traci

Kate Hodge ... Dusty
William Wiggins ... Vince
Jake Sokoloff ... Byron

Alan Aisenberg ... Malcolm

Samantha Futerman ... Katy

Edward Gelbinovich ... Derek
Derek Nelson ... Mason
Newman Sakhi ... Jugdish
Evan Daves ... Dennis
Michelle Fields ... Michelle
Lorraine Mazzola ... Ms. Colage

Judy Nazemetz ... Nurse

Jillian Wiegand ... Beautiful Waitress

Meredith Anne Bull ... Belinda

Nicky Katt ... Police officer #1

Lathan McKay ... Officer Shannon (as Kid Millions)
Pat Shannon ... Rhonda's Dad

Sarge ... Alibi Club DJ

Wass Stevens ... Prisoner

Dave Attell ... Barker
Judith Knight Young ... Lunch Lady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlene Biton ... Dancer
Joey Blonsky ... Malcolm

Chris T. Margaritis ... Prisoner (as Chris Margaritis)
Lian Moy ... Student

Erika Othen ... Bartender (as Erika Jay)
Tom Rhodes ... Car Salesman
Bob Sands ... Slinky
John Shannon ... Sheriff
Kitty Shannon ... Pregnant Lady

Dylan Snyder ... Dylan
Natalie Tamburello ... Natalie
Paul Thornton ... Mr. Kahane

Kristin Wallace ... Trish
Gustavo Cunha ... Student (uncredited)
Denis McKeown ... Pastor (uncredited)

Directed by
T. Sean Shannon 
Writing credits
T. Sean Shannon (written by) &
Greg Fields (written by)

Produced by
Joel Blanco .... line producer
Donald Brodsky .... co-executive producer
Michael Califra .... co-executive producer
David Daks .... co-executive producer
Danny Fisher .... executive producer
Cuba Gooding Jr. .... producer
Morris S. Levy .... producer
Jeff Mazzola .... co-producer
Gregory Segal .... co-executive producer
William Sherak .... producer
Jason Shuman .... producer
Maxwell Sinovoi .... executive producer
Sam Zietz .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Christopher LaVasseur 
Film Editing by
Harp Pekin (co-editor)
Colleen Sharp 
Casting by
Adrienne Stern 
Production Design by
Jory Adam 
Set Decoration by
Alison Scowby 
Costume Design by
Mary Margaret O'Neill 
Makeup Department
Amanda Korfine .... makeup artist
Christy McCabe .... key hair stylist
Cynthia O'Rourke .... makeup artist
Joelle Troisi .... makeup department head
Production Management
Joel Blanco .... unit production manager
Jeff Mazzola .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Carroll .... first assistant director
Ginger Gonzalez .... second second assistant director
Jason Messeri .... second assistant director
Art Department
Pete Dancy .... property master
John El Manahi .... leadman
John El Manahi .... scenic charge artist
Paul Collins Johnson .... art department production assistant
Andy Kugler .... on-set dresser
Tricia Peck .... set dresser
Maia Rose .... set dresser foreman
Nicole Teeny .... art production assistant
Sound Department
Eli Cohn .... foley supervisor
Rob Daly .... sound effects editor
Mark Garcia .... supervising sound editor
Mike Guarino .... sound mixer
Eric Offin .... sound re-recording mixer
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... boom operator
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Micky Sierra .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Tim Buchanan .... stunt double
Chris Colombo .... stunt double
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt driver
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Abraham Altbuch .... best boy grip
John Anctil .... electrician
Freddy Cintron .... electrician
Freddy Cintron .... grip
David Dutkus .... electrician
Josh Fisher .... second assistant camera
Bart Grieb .... electrician
Michael Kenney .... first assistant camera
Jarrod Kloiber .... electrician
Jarrod Kloiber .... rigging best boy electric
Dan Kowalski .... grip
Bryan Landes .... additional electrician
Nick Maczka .... grip
Branden James Maxham .... swing (as Brandon James Maxham)
Sebastien Nicolet .... electrician
Megan Nole .... first assistant camera
Megan Nole .... second assistant camera
Roberto A. Quezada .... best boy electric
Dave Ranghelli .... key grip
Meg Schrock .... electrician
Marshall Stief .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard P. Ulivella .... camera operator: "b" camera
Richard P. Ulivella .... director of photography: second unit
Richard P. Ulivella .... gaffer
Michael Yetter .... rigging gaffer
Casting Department
Tammy Porto .... casting associate
Leah Pracher .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Farah .... wardrobe supervisor
Hannah Quinn .... wardrobe assistant
Naomi Wolff .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Steve Beganyi .... on-line editor
Music Department
Haji A. .... music supervisor
Monique Cole .... music supervisor
Brady Harris .... composer: theme music
Don Poole .... music producer
Other crew
Stephanie Angel .... script supervisor
Christine Cherrone .... assistant: Mr Levy
Matt Cohen .... pre-production assistant
James Conaboy .... set production assistant
Tristan Cowen .... unit production assistant
Lisa Falzarano .... production assistant
Frank Fattori .... assistant: Danny Fisher
Eric Fisher .... production associate
Kathryn Floro .... assistant to producers
Anya Garrett .... production coordinator
Laurie Gershon .... product placement and clearances
Maxwell Lee Haddad .... production assistant
Sophie Holland .... production assistant
Kevin A. Howard .... production assistant (as Kevin Howard)
Nadine Jolson .... publicist
Kimberly Lisner .... production assistant
Morgan Miller .... assistant production coordinator
Joseph Montalbano .... production assistant
Greg Morrison .... assistant location manager
Adam Newman .... assistant production coordinator
Rory O'Sullivan .... production assistant
Justin Rosini .... location manager
Kat Scicluna .... stand-in (as Kat Murello)
Sara Seligman .... production assistant
Tom Sexton .... assistant location manager
Robert Tierney .... production assistant
Amy Williams .... talent assistant
Benjamin P. Lieberman .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and teen drinking
USA:90 min
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Cromer:If you decide to come in tomorrow and shoot up the whole school, remember one thing.
Harold Clemens:What's that?
Cromer:I was nice to you.
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Harold, 10 March 2009

When I first saw the cover for Harold in my video store, I didn't really know what to expect. I figured the story of a 13 year old suffering with baldness would make for a quirky night's viewing. However, there was one thing that set me back from wanting to see it: Spencer Breslin. Spencer Breslin is by far the worst child actor that has ever had the misfortune of gracing our screens. But was he the same here? Surprisingly, quite the opposite. In fact, Spencer fit the role of Harold like a glove, I couldn't imagine anyone else playing him. The character of Harold would be a difficult one to portray believably but Spencer was able to make him a very memorable character and I now gain some respect for him for that.

Harold is the story of, as I said before, a 13 year old kid suffering from premature baldness. He is forced to move to a new town and deal with the constant torment and ridicule from his newfound peers. You see, playing on the middle-aged theory of baldness, Harold also acts like it as well, going far beyond the maturity of even most 40 year olds. Besides eating liver and onions and watching Murder, She Wrote, he is also well-known for retiring to his favourite armchair to read the paper. Unfortunately, he has to put up with an aggressive and overbearing mother and a superficial, dimwitted sister. However, the school's janitor, Cromer, takes a shine to Harold and the two become good friends with Cromer acting as a mentor to Harold. However, Harold must first try and survive the pratfalls that would come with being a teenager with male-pattern baldness.

This film constantly reminded me of Better Off Dead throughout the entire thing. Maybe it might have been the quirkiness of both or the cool and collected flow that they take but this film certainly did embody the essence of this and many other 80's teen films. Many probably see a slight Napoleon Dynamite influence as well, I figure it to be a mixture between both Better Off Dead and Napoleon Dynamite.

It is far from perfect and could use some more quality acting from supporting players, especially Daniel Farcher as school bully Brad, rather than just stereotypes but it seems like a the type of film that wouldn't need to be improved. This may be because everyone else is so one-dimeniosal, it makes Harold really stand out even more than he should. I did find it hard to adjust seeing Chris Parnell as the pompous asshole of a gym teacher though. Cuba Gooding Jr, on the other hand, is fantastic as the apathetic and conniving janitor. But all in all, this is not the best film I've ever seen but a enjoyable romp with a few genuinely funny bits scattered throughout.

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