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Mark Boeker ... Don
Gorneth D'Oyley ... Andre
Carol DeSalles ... Celine
Dan Heinrich ... Lloyd

Andy McCone ... Herb
Brittany Quist ... Barista

Danielle Reierson ... Caroline
Michael Smith ... Bill
Sam Suver ... Jake

Directed by
Patrick Beacham 
Writing credits
Patrick Beacham (written by)

Patrick Beacham 

Produced by
Patrick Beacham .... executive producer
Patrick Beacham .... producer
Paul Gentry .... producer
Original Music by
José J. Herring 
Cinematography by
Paul Gentry 
Film Editing by
Patrick Beacham 
Paul Gentry 
Casting by
David Miller 
Makeup Department
Melanie Melanie .... makeup department head
Production Management
Derick Avitt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Becerra .... first assistant director
Anna Ford .... second assistant director
Adrienne Wade .... second second assistant director
Sound Department
Hugh Berry .... boom operator
Peter Ferren .... boom operator (2008)
Peter Ferren .... sound mixer (2008)
Paul Gentry .... sound editor
Tommy Martin .... sound mixer
David Nugent .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Paul Gentry .... visual effects editor
Danielle Reierson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Aaron Angus .... gaffer
Aaron Angus .... key grip
Derick Avitt .... first assistant camera
Peter Ferren .... second assistant camera (2008)
David Holmes .... publicity photographer
Matt Jacobsen .... grip
Tony Konichek .... grip
Joe Laney .... grip
Mike Walker .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Ganser .... wardrobe
K.D. Schill .... wardrobe
Adrienne Wade .... wardrobe
Other crew
Derick Avitt .... craft service
Matt Beacham .... production assistant
Tony Becerra .... clapper slateman
Caroline Colon .... script supervisor
David Holmes .... video capture
Chris Kosen .... production assistant
David Nugent .... video capture
David Roberson .... publicist

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Also Known As:
"My Dinner with Darth Cheney" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:111 min
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Did You Know?

Although in the end TASB did have a written script, the original idea was for the movie to be completely improvised, somewhat after the manner of Christopher's Guest's movies (This is Spinal Tap; Best in Show; For Your Consideration), and in fact, a significant portion of the dialogue is derived from the actors' improvs during rehearsals.See more »
Herb:But there is something else, Bill, and that's Satan, because Satan does in fact exist. People often forget this, but God created Satan, and like all things that God creates, Satan has a purpose. Satan's purpose is so that there can be good and evil in the world, which are necessary to the existence of free will. And sometimes, in testing mankind, God allows Satan to win. He allows Satan to win by giving us the power to choose evil, instead of good, when we are tempted by Satan.See more »


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Good film worth viewing, 26 October 2008
Author: v-nanbe from United States

I'm not sure what the previous reviewer was expecting but I can't think of anything more boring than 90 minutes of Star Wars - and nothing else. What I liked about the film was the way it took the themes from Star Wars and used them to address all the critical issues of the day that divide us as a nation. I thought the fundamentalist character was well acted and scripted and was treated very fairly. it reminded me - in a good way - of the way "12 Angry Men" addressed the social issues of it's day.

I do think the acting was uneven, but the script was original and thoughtful and the treatment was interesting. This was all done on a tiny independent (really independent) budget with a first time director. So maybe my expectations were lower, but I was impressed with the final balance achieved between entertainment and social commentary.

In these days where movies endlessly rehash the same things, remakes, Lethal Weapon 16, and other "sure-fire" titles, it's refreshing to see a film that provides one person's unique view of what has been creating this red state/blue state nightmare of the past 8 years. I'd love to see what this creative team could do with a bigger budget and some marketing power behind them.

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