A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sal
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Philadelphia Phil
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Paul's Mom
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Gina Aufiero
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Jeff Aufiero
Jonathan Hamm ...
Quantrell Bishop
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Detective Velardi
Joe Garden ...
Dennis
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Christine
Scott Ferrall ...
Sports Dogg
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Hospital Doctor (as Sidne Anderson)
Julian Lane ...
Birthday Boy
Caroline Gallo ...
Gina and Jeff Daughter
Maya Louise Dispenza ...
Christine and Dennis Daughter
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Storyline

Paul Aufiero, a hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player. Written by Big Fan Productions, Inc.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paul Aufiero  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,266 (USA) (28 August 2009)

Gross:

$234,422 (USA) (19 March 2010)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Robert D. Siegel has said that between takes in the strip club, while other members of cast and crew were enjoying the company of dancers, actor Patton Oswalt was watching episodes of John Adams (2008) on his iPod in a private room. See more »

Goofs

When driving to Giant Stadium from Staten Island, the montage shows signs of the NJ Turnpike South. East Rutherford is north of Staten Island. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: How do you get a concussion when you don't got any fucking brains?
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Soundtracks

Let's Dip
(2008)
Written by Krizz Kaliko (as Samuel Watson), Tech N9ne (as Aaron D. Yates)
Performed by Krizz Kaliko (as Big Krizz Kaliko)
Courtesy of Strange Music Inc.
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A smart little gem of a movie
30 January 2010 | by (Lafayette, IN) – See all my reviews

While watching this movie, it's best to keep in mind that the word "fan" is a shortened form of "fanatic." Patton Oswalt is disturbingly good as Paul, a 36 year-old pathetic shlub who still lives with his mother and works a dead-end job as a parking lot attendant. His life revolves around the NY Giants and calling in to sports radio shows to deliver rants he carefully composes while he passes the time in his parking attendant booth. One night in a strip club, Paul meets his favorite player—who proceeds to beat Paul within an inch of his life. The rest of the film becomes a distressing and insightful commentary on the vaunted status we afford to our sports "heroes," often at the expense of our own sense of self-worth. We witness Paul's inability to understand what's happened to him, which results in a growing sense of dissociation, ultimately leading to a sad and pitiable attempt to assert his loyalty and strength.


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