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Jake's How-To -- After his high school sweetheart shatters his confidence, former beach volleyball prodigy Aaron emulates his popular teammate, attempting to rebuild himself in time for the summer's biggest tournament.
Jake's How-To -- After his high school sweetheart shatters his confidence, former beach volleyball prodigy Aaron emulates his popular teammate, attempting to rebuild himself in time for the summer's biggest tournament.


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Darla Brown ... Elaine
James Buckley ... Jonathan
Kyle Buckley ... The Christian Fury

Nick Doetsch ... Rick

Aaron Galvin ... Q-Dog
Omar Halais ... Clawman
Casey Harding ... DJ Hardon
Kate Henley ... Holly
Sam Jackel ... Zen Master
Adonnis Jamal ... MC L
Michela Kealey ... Mable
Keryaki Kolasa ... Angie
Neil Kubath ... Aaron Cox

Shon Lange ... George
Melissa Lynn ... Drunk Dancer / Ref
Kelsey McCann ... Samantha

Grace McPhillips ... Rachel

Kevin Oestenstad ... Jake Jawbronski

Leah Rose ... Jaclyn

Erin Sutkay ... Jen
Joshua Wayne ... Sasha
Gerrit Yank ... Jason
Matthew Zeidman ... Jonny Albert Switzerland
Peter Zienty ... Touch

Directed by
Vincent Buckley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vincent Buckley  written by

Produced by
James Buckley .... executive producer
Kyle Buckley .... producer
Vincent Buckley .... producer
Noah Kaiser .... executive producer
Marjory Stewart .... executive producer
Matthew Zeidman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kyle Buckley 
Cinematography by
Kyle Buckley 
Vincent Buckley 
Film Editing by
Vincent Buckley 
Makeup Department
Lauren Buckley .... makeup department head
Maisie Buntin .... makeup artist
Liz Swenson .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jared Stepp .... first assistant director
Art Department
Brennen Unrein .... property master
Sound Department
Kyle Buckley .... additional boom operator
Casey Harding .... boom operator
Jared Stepp .... additional boom operator
Brennen Unrein .... additional boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kyle Buckley .... gaffer
Eva Dixon .... assistant camera
Bennen Unrein .... grip
Casting Department
Lauren Buckley .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jaclyn Chambers .... costumer: Jonny's Shirt
Jessica Thorton .... costumer: Jonny's Shirt
Other crew
Lauren Buckley .... craft service
Maisie Buntin .... production assistant
Sami Catalano .... production assistant
Casey Harding .... production assistant
Scott Luther .... script supervisor
Victor Cerda Jr. .... special thanks
Sean Eaton .... special thanks
Eddie & Meesh .... special thanks
Eli & The Ardor Pub & Grill Team .... special thanks
Niki Folven .... very special thanks
John Gustuvson .... special thanks
The Harding Family .... special thanks
Daniel R. Suhart .... special thanks

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USA:93 min
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Terrible, 20 May 2009
Author: teigeng from United States

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There is really not much else to say about it. End of review. Just kidding. To the best of my knowledge, the plot is Aaron broke up with his girlfriend, he's feeling really dejected and his asshole friend Jake tries to "help" him hook up with girls while training for some beach volleyball tournament. The acting in this film is horrific. There was nothing endearing about the main character. I could not understand why any of the women in the film would be even the slightest bit interested in him. Of course, none of their characters were all that developed either. In fact, the only likable person in the whole film was the one guy who shouted a bunch of random obscenities and made obscene gestures. I think it was because the actor was aware of how ridiculous the rest of the film was and just went crazy. It is kind of sad that his character, which was not really much of character, was the only good part in the film. Outside of that, the music was obnoxious. The sound and lighting was pitiful. Basically it was a lot of unattractive people running around in swimsuits and bikinis spouting really forced dialog. Don't see this movie; I am ashamed I sat through this.

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