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Don McKay -- Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for.
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Jake Goldberger (written by)
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Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Thomas Haden Church ... Don McKay

Rachel Harker ... School Secretary

Stephen Benson ... Principal Edwards

M. Emmet Walsh ... Samuel

Melissa Leo ... Marie (as Melissa Chessington Leo)

Elisabeth Shue ... Sonny
Amanda George ... Clerk (as Amanda Donaghey)

James Rebhorn ... Dr. Lance Pryce

Bates Wilder ... Officer Tierney

Keith David ... Otis Kent
Melissa Rosal ... Hostess
Meagan Hawkes ... Colleen Simmons
Dossy Peabody ... Cafeteria Worker

Robert Wahlberg ... Alfred

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Mel
Ted Arcidi ... Officer Randall
Lewis D. Wheeler ... Officer #1

Charlie Peabody ... Officer #2 (as Charles Peabody)

Harley Harrison ... Ambulance Driver (as Harley Yanoff)
Lonnie Farmer ... Detective Ed Movitz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Burke ... Student (uncredited)
Mark Hemphill ... High School Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jake Goldberger 
 
Writing credits
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Jake Goldberger (written by)

Produced by
Thomas Haden Church .... executive producer
David Denney .... co-producer
William Earon .... executive producer
Chris Stinson .... line producer
Jim Young .... executive producer
Jim Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Brett Boyett (trailer score by)
Steven Bramson 
 
Cinematography by
Phil Parmet (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Dickler 
 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
 
Production Design by
Aleta Shaffer 
 
Set Decoration by
Amy R. Strong 
 
Costume Design by
Andrew Poleszak 
 
Makeup Department
Mark Schmidt .... hair department head
Sherryn Smith .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
T. Scott Keiner .... unit production manager
Daniel Voltz .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Vose Campbell .... first assistant director
T. Scott Keiner .... second unit director
J.P. Ouellette .... second second assistant director
Allan Rafael .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Beth Anderson .... assistant property master
Zack Gorman .... leadman
Eric Jerman .... picture car coordinator
Jacob Kane .... art department production assistant
Jess Kraby .... art department intern
Dave Major .... property master
Jason Mayoh .... storyboard artist
P.H. O'Brien .... picture car coordinator
Katie Packard .... art department coordinator
Christopher Plummer .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jason Abell .... dialogue editor
Jason Abell .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Baker .... boom operator
Miriam Cole .... audio post coordinator
Leobardo Ledon .... adr recordist
Leobardo Ledon .... foley recordist
Dana McCommon .... additional adr mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Mcdonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Mcdonald)
John W. Rampey .... sound effects editor
Todd Smith .... dialogue editor
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Tom Williams .... sound mixer
Michael Woodward .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Ben Bornstein .... special effects makeup
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam D. Bouchard .... lighting technician
Arnold F. Brown .... generator operator
Al Bruce .... daily grip
Darryl Byrne .... assistant camera: 2nd unit
Darryl Byrne .... camera operator: "b" camera
Joshua Dreyfus .... gaffer
Claire Folger .... still photographer
Sean Hadley .... best boy grip
Mark Killian .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert Knowles .... grip
Christopher G. Kurose .... camera trainee
Frank La Frazia .... electrician
Kate Larose .... first assistant camera
David Larue .... key grip
Nathan McGarigal .... electrician
Saade Mustafa .... a cam/steadicam operator
Georgia Pantazopoulos .... grip
Dave Scranton .... grip
Zack Shultz .... camera loader
Aaron Tyburski .... best boy electric
Fred Young .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Baum .... set costumer
Lara Quinlan .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... high definition coordinator
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
David Graubard .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer
Knar Kitabjian .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gabe Hilfer .... music supervisor
Christine H. Luethje .... music editor
John Rodd .... music scoring mixer
 
Other crew
Nicole Anderson .... key craft service
Michael Bowes .... production coordinator
Francine DiChiara .... assistant production coordinator
Paul Elicone .... production assistant
Ilyse Frisch .... cast liaison
Benjamin Gamer .... location assistant
Chad Goyette .... key set production assistant
Max Grigoryan .... production assistant
Briana C. Hill .... production counsel
Genie Jose-Nguyen .... production finance counsel
Jacob Kane .... production assistant
Todd Korody .... systems engineer
Rachel Lax .... production accountant
Angela S. Lee .... accounting assistant
David Morrison .... production counsel
Crystal Marie Perry .... production assistant
David Albert Pierce .... production & finance counsel
Melissa Rosal .... production assistant
Rich Skinner .... photo double
Wednesday Standley .... additional production coordinator
Sonya Tateosian .... assistant: producers
John West .... set production assistant
Peter Wulff .... location manager
 
Thanks
Rachel Grady .... special thanks
Tatiana Kelly .... special thanks
Linda Phillips-Palo .... special thanks
David Lane Seltzer .... special thanks (as David Seltzer)
Jen Turner .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Moment of Truth" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
87 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:R (certificate #45841)

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Trivia:
Director Jake Goldberger mentions in the DVD commentary that he had an extensive conversation with Sissy Spacek about her playing the role of Marie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Don and Sonny drive home after the romantic dinner at the restaurant, the left head light of the pick-up truck is broken, but when they arrive home and park the vehicle both lights are working.See more »
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48 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Suspenseful, Hilarious!, 3 April 2010
Author: So_Hologramic from United States

I went to see "Don McKay" with some friends last night; it wasn't really on my movie radar because there hasn't been a big ad campaign, but it was thoroughly entertaining! I didn't really know what to expect; it appeared to be a thriller and although I would categorize it as that, I was surprised at how funny it was.

Seriously, the whole audience seemed to be caught up in the plot - the pace and the twists and turns leave you a little breathless at times, but belly-laughing as well. I'm actually considering seeing it again since it's one of those movies that you might want to re-watch and "look for clues."

Thomas Haden Church is perfect as Don the lonely janitor leading a solitary mundane life, pining for his lost love. He has an expressive face that is compelling as he is in turns beguiled, curious, confused, frustrated, and desperate.

Elisabeth Shue as Sunny is a complete wackadoo, I don't know how else to put it… she is manipulative to the extreme and it's entertaining to see her in action, turning on the charm and wrapping Don around her finger. She takes full advantage of Don's vulnerability; it seems at times Don is vaguely aware of being played, but is enjoying the attention of this sexy creature so much that he willingly goes along for the ride.

Melissa Leo appears as Sunny's uptight and prim caregiver. If you've seen her in other films, just the sight gag of her character is amusing enough, but I daresay that she delivers some of the best lines in the film.

There are several character actors whom I recognized as "that guy! I love him - he was so great in…" who fill out the cast. They may not be household names, but you've seen them countless times before. I especially liked Keith David as Otis but they all delivered solid performances.

I don't want to give too much of the plot away, but suffice it to say that there is a lot of double-crossing going on. Although the viewer may be wondering what the hell is going on in the middle, everything becomes clear by the final act.

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