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Shorts -- oe Thompson's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes a stir in the suburban town of Black Falls, and grand-scale chaos occurs when the object falls into the hands of local adults.

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Director:
Writers:
Robert Rodriguez (written by)
Álvaro Rodríguez (additional material)
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Release Date:
21 August 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Not So TALL Tales From The Director Of 'Spy Kids'
Plot:
A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it. | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Shorts Movie Review from The Massie Twins See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jimmy Bennett ... Toe Thompson

Jake Short ... Nose Noseworthy

Kat Dennings ... Stacey Thompson

Trevor Gagnon ... Loogie

Devon Gearhart ... Cole Black

Jolie Vanier ... Helvetica Black

Rebel Rodriguez ... Lug

Leo Howard ... Laser

Leslie Mann ... Mom Thompson

Jon Cryer ... Dad Thompson

William H. Macy ... Dr. Noseworthy

James Spader ... Mr. Black

Angela Lanza ... Teacher
Alejandro Rose-Garcia ... John / Boyfriend
Cambell Westmoreland ... Blinker #1
Zoe Webb ... Blinker #2

Chris Orf ... Goofy Host

Tina Rodriguez ... Female Employee

Jackson Hurst ... Male Employee (as Jack Hurst)

Jonathan Breck ... Security Guard
Racer Rodriguez ... Bully #1
Rocket Rodriguez ... Bully #2

Elizabeth Avellan ... The Baby (voice) (as Elizabeth Avellán)
Bianca Rodriguez ... The Baby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Archer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Peter Armendáriz ... Zorro / Black Box Employee (uncredited)
Jamie Batiste ... Neighborhood Resident (uncredited)

Ro' Black ... Party Guest / Neighborhood Resident (uncredited)

Tony Bottorff ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Michelle Brew ... Neighborhood Resident (uncredited)
Kelsey Buchanan ... Campus Student (uncredited)
JenelleRae Cardenas ... Black Box Employee (uncredited)
Nickolas Carl ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

John Chilleri ... Hallway Kid (uncredited)

Josh Christman ... Classroom Kid (uncredited)
Eric Vincent Davenport ... Valet Driver (uncredited)
Joshua Drew ... Classmate (uncredited)
Pablo D. Flores ... Security Officer Grevera (uncredited)
Troy Harris ... Black Box Boardmember (uncredited)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Zach Irsik ... Schoolyard Kid (uncredited)

Jolyn Janis ... Party Guest - Neighborhood Resident (uncredited)

Ryan Lee ... Classmate / Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

Christina Lehner ... Classmate (uncredited)

James Leonardo Mayberry ... Schoolyard Kid (uncredited)
Mitchell Parrack ... Neighborhood Resident (uncredited)
Bella Perryman ... Classmate (uncredited)
Micaela Phillips ... Girl on Bus (uncredited)
Carlos Pina ... Security Officer (uncredited)
Wil Pollard ... Security Officer Potter (uncredited)
Tori Ramert ... Student (uncredited)
Lori Ramirez ... Corporate Employee (uncredited)
Patricia A. Robinson ... Black Box Employee (uncredited)
Isaac Rodriguez ... Neighborhood Resident (uncredited)
Jaime De La Rosa ... Black Box Enterprises Employee (uncredited)
Tommy Scott ... Basketball Player / Neighbor Kid (uncredited)

Will Scoville ... Partygoer (uncredited)
David Sharp ... Sailor - Black Box Employee (uncredited)
Henry J. Smith III ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

Stayce Smith ... Neighborhood Resident (uncredited)

Cameron Wofford ... (uncredited)
Alexis Woods ... Schoolyard Kid (uncredited)
Alison Young ... Costume Party (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Rodriguez  written by
Álvaro Rodríguez  additional material

Produced by
Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei .... executive producer (as Mohammed Khalaf)
Elizabeth Avellan .... producer
Ed Borgerding .... executive producer
Dan Lin .... executive producer
Hunt Lowry .... executive producer
Tom Proper .... associate producer
Robert Rodriguez .... producer
Bill Scott .... line producer
 
Original Music by
George Oldziey 
Robert Rodriguez 
Carl Thiel 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Film Editing by
Ethan Maniquis 
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Casting by
J.C. Cantu 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Steve Joyner 
 
Set Decoration by
Gabriella Villarreal 
 
Costume Design by
Nina Proctor 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... key special makeup effects supervisor
David A. Brooke .... special makeup effects artist: creature effects
Alex Diaz .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Alex Diaz .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group
Becki Drake .... key makeup artist
Steve Hartman .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Steve Hartman .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group
Beth Hathaway .... project supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Grady Holder .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Grady Holder .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group
Meredith Johns .... makeup artist
Tom Killeen .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Tom Killeen .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group
Mike Lachimia .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Mike Lachimia .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group
Jim Leonard .... moldmaker: KNB EFX Group
Clare Mulroy .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Clare Mulroy .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group
Greg Nicotero .... key special makeup effects supervisor
Ermahn Ospina .... makeup department head
Christina Presita .... art department: KNB EFX Group (as Christina Prestia)
Christina Presita .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group (as Christina Prestia)
Joe Rivera .... department head hair
Dirk Rogers .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Dirk Rogers .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group
Andy Schoneberg .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group (as Andy Schoenberg)
Lino Stavole .... moldmaker: KNB EFX Group
Kathy Sully .... art department: KNB EFX Group (as Kathy Sulley)
Kathy Sully .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group (as Kathy Sulley)
Veronica Torres .... makeup effects coordinator: KNB EFX Group
A.J. Venuto .... moldmaker: KNB EFX Group
Kevin Wasner .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group
John Wheaton .... makeup effects designer: KNB EFX Group
Charles Yusko .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tom Proper .... post-production supervisor
Afnahn Khan .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Bettwy .... first assistant director
Susan Jasso .... second second assistant director (as Susana Jasso)
David Rimer .... second assistant director (as David Vincent Rimer)
 
Art Department
Richard Beltran .... set dresser
Brad Blei .... set dresser
Christopher Casati .... construction foreman
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
April Crump .... set dresser
Marc Dabrusin .... assistant property master
Travis Dean .... carpenter
Melanie Ferguson .... on-set dresser
James Wiley Fowler .... set dresser (as James Fowler)
Brian Gannon .... art department assistant
James R. Hall .... propmaker
Mark Hanks .... set dresser
Sarah Elizabeth King .... prop fabricator
Christopher Martin .... key greens
Ana Martinez .... set dressing buyer
Kyle Melgaard .... carpenter
Dustin C. Newcomb .... lead scenic
Ken Parsons .... construction buyer
Jeff Poss .... construction coordinator
Steven Ramirez .... carpenter
Angela Renke .... assistant art director
Walter Schneider .... prop fabrication intern
Phil Shirey .... leadman
Tyler J. Smith .... property master
Mirin Soliz .... draper
Suzanne Stover .... art department coordinator
Bradley Scott Sullivan .... property production assistant
Marisa Umsawasdi .... prop fabricator
Marisa Umsawasdi .... sculptor/plasterer
Pierre Vial .... set dresser
Kurt Volk .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Ethan Andrus .... sound mixer
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... foley editor (as Joaquin Avellán)
David Bach .... adr editor
Brad Engleking .... dialogue editor
Brad Engleking .... sound re-recording mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
William Jacobs .... sound designer
William Jacobs .... sound editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects recordist
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Tim Rakoczy .... supervising sound editor
Sergio Reyes .... mixing consultant
Robert Rodriguez .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator
Michael Swanner .... utility sound
Clayton Weber .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Ben Bornstein .... lab technician: KNB EFX Group
Cooper Cecil .... special effects technician
Robbie Clot .... special effects foreman (as Robert P. Clot)
Brian Cross .... special effects technician
Jeff Edwards .... mechanical department: KNB EFX Group
Armando Franco .... special effects technician
Grady Holder .... prosthetic dentures: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wes Mattox .... special effects technician
Marc McCord .... special effects technician
John McLeod .... special effects coordinator
Brian Montgomery .... special effects technician
Mike Reedy .... special effects foreman
David Wogh .... mechanical department: KNB EFX Group
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... digital compositor: Trouble Maker Studio
Maximilien Albert .... modeler: Hybride
Santo Alex M. .... software developer: production pipeline tools
Melissa Almeida .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Marc Aubry .... animator: Hybride
Michel Barrière .... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Andre Bastien .... technical support: Hybride
Olivier Beaulieu .... digital compositor: Hybride
Daniel Belair .... technical director: Hybride
Michaël Bentitou .... digital artist
Michaël Bentitou .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Hugo Bergeron .... technical support: Hybride
Didier Bertrand .... digital compositor: Hybride
Louise Bertrand .... bidding producer: Hybride
Louise Bertrand .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Isabelle Bismuth .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Pierre Blain .... digital compositor: Hybride
Raphaele Blanchard .... tracking artist: Hybride
Jason Bohbot .... technical support: Hybride
Cédric Bonnaffoux .... digital compositor: Hybride
Maryse Bouchard .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Reine Bourgault .... digital compositor: Hybride
Kenneth Quinn Brown .... rotoscope artist: Troublemaker Studios (as Kenneth Q. Brown)
Rodney Brunet .... digital effects artist: Troublemaker Studios
Caroline Bélisle .... administration: Hybride
Caroline Carow .... visual effects assistant: Troublemaker Studios
Steve Casa .... 3d scan technician
Tad Catalano .... visual effects
François Chancrin .... lead animator: Hybride
Vincent Clemencon .... layout artist: Hybride
Chris Connolly .... compositor: Troublemaker Studios
Mélanie Cotton .... technical support: Hybride
Joanie Croteau .... production assistant: Hybride
Christophe Damiano .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Emily Davis .... visual effects coordinator
Olivier Debert .... digital compositor: Hybride
Yoshi DeHerrera .... visual effects artist: 3D scanning
Thierry Delattre .... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Stephanie Desforges .... animator: Hybride
Philippe Desiront .... digital compositor: Hybride
Luc Desmarais .... technical support: Hybride
Anouk Deveault-Moreau .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride (as Anouk Deveault Moreau)
Andy Dill .... Flame artist: Troublemaker Studios
Mark Doney .... digital compositor: Hybride
Fabien Dostie .... digital compositor: Hybride
Sebastien Dostie .... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Sebastien Dostie .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Dugas .... layout artist: Hybride
Lafleche Dumais .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Mathieu Dupuis .... digital compositor: Hybride
Mathieu Dupuis .... lead digital compositor: Hybride
Yves Désilets .... digital compositor: Hybride
Dwayne Lance Elahie .... technical director: Hybride
Daniel Elophe .... digital compositor: Hybride
Sam Eniojukan .... animator: Hybride
Felipe Fenton .... digital compositor: Hybride
Felipe Fenton .... flame artist
Eduardo Figueiroa Salas .... senior digital compositor
Jean-Pierre Flayeux .... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Xavier Fourmond .... digital compositor: Hybride
Alexandre Gagne .... layout artist: Hybride
Alexandre Gagnon .... layout artist: Hybride
Michael P. Garza .... rotoscope artist: Troublemaker Studios
Yanick Gaudreau .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Audrey Geoffroy .... animator: Hybride
Stephan Gervais .... technical support: Hybride
Richard Gordoa .... digital compositor
Patrick Gosselin .... digital compositor: Hybride
Antony Graf .... digital compositor: Hybride
Dominique Grandmont .... technical support: Hybride
Charles Granger .... digital compositor: Hybride
Charles Granger .... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Veronique Guay .... production assistant: Hybride
Myléne Guérin .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Simon Habib .... layout artist: Hybride
Gwen Heliou .... lead effects animator: Hybride
Pierre-Simon Henri .... effects animator: Hybride
Nadine Homier .... digital compositor: Hybride
Jean-Francois Houde .... digital compositor: Hybride
Sébastien Jacob .... digital compositor: Hybride
Samuel Jacques .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Joseph Kasparian .... lead textures & lighting: Hybride
Anne Kim .... digital compositor: Hybride (as Anne Ui-Hyun Kim)
Mark Kinkelin .... digital compositor: Hybride
Amber Kirsch .... visual effects producer: Troublemaker Studios
Anouk L'Heureux .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Alain Lacroix .... layout artist: Hybride
Benoit Ladouceur .... layout artist: Hybride
Myriam Laforest .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Mathieu Lalonde .... modeler: Hybride
Vassilios Lanaris .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Jessica Larive .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Mathieu Leclaire .... technical director: Hybride
Christine Leclerc .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Daniel Leduc .... visual effects producer: Hybride
Daniel Leduc .... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Francois Leduc .... digital compositor: Hybride
Winston Lee .... inferno artist
Danny Levesque .... effects animator: Hybride
Joan Daniel Lillo .... production assistant: Hybride
Martine Losier .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
David Louis .... effects animator: Hybride
Frederic Madore .... modeler: Hybride
Jocelyn Maher .... digital compositor: Hybride
Stephane Mailet .... technical support: Hybride
Stephane Mailet .... tracking artist: Hybride
Jacques Marchand .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Lucas Martell .... digital effects artist: Troublemaker Studio
Richard Martin .... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Louise Mcdonald .... digital compositor: Hybride
Frederic Medioni .... tracking artist: Hybride
Francois Metivier .... digital compositor: Hybride
Benoit Moniere .... production assistant: Hybride
Benoit Morin .... matchmover: Hybride
Benoit Morin .... tracking artist: Hybride
Christian Morin .... digital compositor: Hybride
Omar Morsy .... animator: Hybride
Martin Mousseau .... animator: Hybride
Rémi Munier .... technical director: Hybride
Monica Munoz .... visual effects assistant
Michel Murdock .... visual effects producer: Hybride
Nicolas-Alexandre Noel .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride (as Nicolas Alexandre Noel)
Sean O'Connor .... production assistant: Hybride
Chris Olivia .... visual effects supervisor
Marie-Josée Ouellet .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Olivier Painchaud .... technical support: Hybride
Kim Parenteau .... animator: Hybride
Steve Pelchat .... layout artist: Hybride
Michelle Perez .... animator: Hybride
Patrick Piche .... lead technical director: Hybride
Claude Precourt .... digital compositor: Hybride
Sonia Pronovost .... animator: Hybride
Joshua Puente .... Flame artist: Troublemaker Studios (as Josh Puente)
Sebastien Racine .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Jabbar Raisani .... computer graphics supervisor: Troublemaker Studios
Biju Ramachadran .... technical support: Hybride
Pierre Raymond .... visual effects producer: Hybride
Florent Revel .... layout artist: Hybride
Florent Revel .... matchmove artist
Guylaine Rheaume .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Sébastien Rioux .... digital compositor: Hybride
Isabelle Rochette .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Robert Rodriguez .... visual effects executive producer: Troublemaker Studios
Guillaume Ruegg .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Eduardo Sallas .... digital compositor
Jean-Sébastien Savard .... digital compositor
Katy Savoie .... digital compositor: Hybride
Michael Saz .... digital compositor
Joao Sita .... digital compositor: hybride
Gregory L. Smith .... technical artist: Troublemaker Studios (as Greg Smith)
Travis Smith .... visual effects editor
Nathan Srigley .... effects animator: Hybride
Guillaume St-Aubin-Seers .... digital compositor: Hybride (as Guillaume St-Aubin)
Jeff Stanislawski .... rotoscope artist: Troublemaker Studios
Jubinville Steve .... modeler: Hybride (as Steve Jubinville)
Jubinville Steve .... senior digital modeler: Hybride (as Steve Jubinville)
Josef Sy .... animator: Hybride
Sylvie Talbot .... communications: Hybride
Philippe Theroux .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Gaetan Thiffault .... lead effects animator: Hybride
Alex Toader .... digital effects artist: Troublemaker Studio
Peter Toufidis .... matte painter: Hybride
Peter Toufidis .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Quoc-Nghi Tran .... animator: Hybride
Allan Treitz .... animator: Hybride
Anne Tremblay .... administration: Hybride
Dominic Tremblay .... digital compositor: Hybride
Marco Tremblay .... lead modeler: Hybride
Véronique Tremblay .... production assistant: Hybride
Yves Tremblay .... digital compositor: Hybride
Katrina Tung .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Renée Tymn .... Flame artist: Troublemaker Studios
Raphael Valle .... digital compositor: Hybride
Brenda Vaughan .... Flame artist
Brenda Vaughan .... digital compositor: Hybride
Mathieu Veilette .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Luc Veillette .... visual effects artist: Hybride
Celine Velasco .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Paul Waggonner .... technical artist: Troublemaker Studios
Andre Waller .... digital compositor: Hybride
Justin Paul Warren .... visual effects artist
Conal Wenn .... lead layout artist: Hybride
Remo Wieland .... pre-visualization artist
Remo Wieland .... rotoscope artist: Troublemaker Studios
Remo Wieland .... visual effects artist
Grant Wilson .... animator
Grant Edward Wilson .... animator: Hybride
Henry Wojcik .... animator: Hybride
David Yabu .... animator: Hybride
Hubert Zapalowicz .... digital artist
 
Stunts
C.J. Brown .... stunts
Tabitha Brown .... stunt double: Jolie Vanier
Troy Lindsay Brown .... stunt double: Jimmy Bennett (as Troy Brown)
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Davison)
Richard Hancock .... stunts
Lucinda Hinton .... stunts
Josh Kemble .... utility stunts
Mandy Kowalski .... stunts
Diana R. Lupo .... stunt double: Leslie Mann
John McLeod .... stunts
Wesley Scott .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler-Duncan .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wes Ahl .... grip
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... behind the scenes camera
Trey Cartwright .... grip
Blake Clifton .... camera production assistant
Scott Conn .... electrician
Matt Cowan .... b dolly grip
Billy Cude .... grip truck
Jim Dicuffa .... pre-rig electric
John Eschberger .... grip
Matt Fliehler .... electrician
Neil Fraser .... key grip
Matt Harshbarger .... second assistant camera
Dale Hunter .... digital imaging engineer
Robert Janecka .... electrician
Jason Keene .... rigging grip
Harvey Letzen .... best boy rigging grip
Jimmy Lindsey .... camera operator
Jimmy Lindsey .... director of photography: second unit
Joe Llanes .... camera truck
Tony Lopez-Cepero .... grip
Sean Maxwell .... dolly grip
Raul Mello .... rigging gaffer
Clayton Null .... grip
Lupe Perez Jr. .... grip
Eric Pickett .... electrician
Georgia Pierson .... grip
Van Redin .... still photographer
Brandon Roberts .... rigging best boy electric
Robert Rodriguez .... camera operator
John 'Fest' Sandau .... gaffer
Todd Smiley .... best boy electric
Chris Smith .... second assistant camera
Louis Smith .... first assistant camera (b camera)
Jason Untersee .... key rigging grip
Sebastian Vega .... first assistant camera
Darwin White .... pre-rig grip
Paul Willis .... grip
Jesse Wolter .... best boy grip
Rich Bond .... rigging electric (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Michelle Perez .... animator
 
Casting Department
Kera Dacy .... extras casting assistant
Beth Sepko .... extras casting
Beth Sepko .... location casting
Sheila Steele .... location casting
Michelle Wade Byrd .... casting associate (as Michelle Wade)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda J. Chambers .... costumer
Betty Chlystek .... costume cutter/stitcher
Tracy Craytor .... wardrobe trailer
Janice Janacek .... key set costumer
Amy Maner .... costume supervisor
Mirin Soliz .... draper
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Jimmy Fusil .... digital intermediate producer
Jay Mahavier .... first assistant editor
John Persichetti .... digital colorist
Travis Smith .... apprentice editor
Benjamin Sutor .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Rick Del Castillo .... composer: additional music
Tim Rakoczy .... music editor
Robert Rodriguez .... music producer
Carl Thiel .... music mixer
Carl Thiel .... music producer
 
Transportation Department
Danny Castaneda .... set dressing truck (as Daniel Castaneda)
Billy L. Chambers .... special effects stake bed
Ronald D. Chambers .... construction driver (as Ronnie D. Chambers)
Mark Crosby .... hair/make-up driver
Joe Dye .... production driver
Cecil D. Evans .... transportation coordinator (as Cecil Evans)
Peggy Grounds .... driver: cast
Dwayne Haevischer .... transportation captain
Tim Holt .... knb trailer
David McAcree .... 2-room driver
Bobby Sconci .... transportation co-captain
Jesus F. Tellez .... transportation co-captain
Tim Thompson .... 2-room trailer
Mary D. Ward .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Eleonora Avellan .... assistant: Mr. Rodriguez (as Eleonora Avellán)
Dustin Baxley .... second assistant accountant
Kenneth Quinn Brown .... assistant: Ms. Avellán (as Kenneth Q. Brown)
Eryn Buchanan .... stand-in
Jacob Cobian .... production assistant
Logan Cooper .... location manager
John P. Crowley .... key assistant location manager
Sara Denson .... production assistant
Stephen Gilchrist .... production executive
Max Greenwood .... stand-in: Toe Thompson
Nixon D. Guerrero .... studio assistant
Joshua Kersey .... accounting: Troublemaker Studios
Laura King .... medic: construction
Cory Lanier .... assistant: Mr. Lowry
Ryan Lee .... stand-in
Melinda Marroquin .... key set production assistant
John P. Martin .... accounting clerk
James Leonardo Mayberry .... stand-in: Toe
Dana Miller .... script supervisor
Jennifer Mosley .... assistant production coordinator
Patty Reed .... assistant: Mr. Lowry
Mark Spencer .... set production assistant
Frances Stafford .... production assistant
Kelly Stein .... assistant: Ms. Avellán
Shara Storch .... unit publicist
Cynthia Streit .... production coordinator
Vanessa Thomas .... travel assistant
Kurt Volk .... title designer
Seanne Winslow .... assistant: Mr. Lin (as Seanne Winslow Wehrenfennig)
Michelle Brew .... photo-double: Mom Thompson (uncredited)
Michelle Brew .... stand-in: Mom Thompson (uncredited)
Will Scoville .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock" - USA (long title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The role of Stacey Thompson was to be originally played by Alexa PenaVega, but a scheduling conflict with her film, Broken Hill (2009), which was filmed in Australia lead to her having to be recast, Kat Dennings was cast instead.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: When Loogie wished to have the telephone gone, he was eating cereal and clearly wasn't holding the rock when he made the wish. The rock was on the table next to his bowl.See more »
Quotes:
Loogie:I'm tired of video games and i'm bored with TV. Let's do something.
Laser:We been through this before. There's nothing else to do. Come play video games with us we need a third person.
Loogie:[Loogie starting to smile] Let's go an outdoor adventure.
Lug:[getting the remote] There's a huge thunderstorm. Look.
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Movie Connections:
References Planet Terror (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Shorts Movie Review from The Massie Twins, 20 August 2009
Author: GoneWithTheTwins from www.GoneWithTheTwins.com

Robert Rodriguez' Shorts is childish, unrealistic and immature - in a good way. It's by no means a masterpiece, but once again the director has proved he has a way with children's films. The plot is jumbled up and out of order like a Tarantino movie and doesn't demonstrate a particularly unique idea; what it does masterfully accomplish, however, is creative entertainment. The look and feel of Shorts is wildly inventive, fantastical, definitely kid-worthy, and quite simply a whole lot of fun.

To tell the tale of the crazily kooky adventure granted to the usually uneventful town of Black Falls, narrator and star Toby "Toe" Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) skips ahead, rewinds backwards on screen and dodges through the timeline of events. He decides to tell the story completely out of order in a series of shorts. While messing with chronology is typically a nuisance, it works well for Rodriguez, keeping things continually interesting and building upon minor characters, while effectively holding the attention of kids.

Black Box Incorporated is the center of interest for the entire town. It's run by the ruthless Mr. Black (James Spader), who is only concerned with upgrading his all-in-one black box multi-tool invention to outdo his many competitors. The box works like a Transformer, reconstructing itself automatically into a cell phone, vacuum, toaster, grenade, dog trimmer, baby monitor and much, much more. His team leaders (Leslie Mann and Jon Cryer) are the parents of Toby, and his daughter Helvetica (Jolie Vanier) - or "Hel" for short - makes Toby's life miserable, bullying him incessantly at school. When neighbor Loogie (Trevor Gagnon) discovers a magical rock that grants wishes, Toby's real troubles are about to begin.

Although a movie about wishes run amok isn't entirely new, the family-friendly, clean setting and bright tone of the film contributes to solid entertainment. While it serves as a fantastical, quixotic tutoring on wishing for something worthwhile and being careful what you wish for, the execution and planning of the muddled events is truly worthwhile. Little green aliens can't fix Toby's "lack of friends" problem, prevent an army of crocodiles from eating Loogie's homework, protect the Short brothers from pterodactyl abduction, or save Nose Noseworthy from the Big Bad Booger. Boiling down to the basic carefree fantasies of kids, the welcome notion of getting anything you can imagine, and the realization that understanding and friendship can resolve more than wishing yourself out of a predicament, Shorts playfully amuses with a vastly creative eye for merriment and nonsense. This is a film that proves pure fantasy can be pleasant and adults don't have to be bored to death with the material their children drag them to.

- Mike Massie

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