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Meet Monica Velour -- An awkward teen takes a road trip to meet his favorite porn star, whose career peaked in the '80s. An unexpected friendship follows as the young man gets a glimpse inside Monica Velour's current life as a single mom struggling to make ends meet.
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Kim Cattrall ... Monica Velour

Dustin Ingram ... Tobe

Brian Dennehy ... Pop Pop

Jee Young Han ... Amanda

Daniel Yelsky ... Kenny

Keith David ... Claude

Sam McMurray ... Ronnie

Elizabeth Shapiro ... Snickers (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)

Jamie Tisdale ... Young Monica
Gracie Rose ... Kayla

Tony Cox ... Petting Zoo Club Owner
Henry Yuk ... Amanda's Dad
Kyle Hillman ... Jock

Kojo Asiedu ... Classmate (as Kwadwo Asiedu)

Lauren Mae Shafer ... Punk Girl
Paige Friscioni ... Blonde Girl (as Paige Frisconi)

Peter Carey ... Lead Cop
Courtney Dempsey Burkett ... Second Cop
Greg Trzaskoma ... Biker Guy 1
John Katinsky ... Biker Guy 2 (as John 'Bam Bam' Katinsky)
Anna Li ... Cambodian Neighbor (as Anna Li Egan)
Kevin Scollin ... Commencement Speaker
Joyce Uzelac ... Old Lady Cashier

John W. Lawson ... Fireworks Salesman

Jay Malack ... Porn Producer

Jordan Horowitz ... Porn Director
Robert Duggan ... Bandito 1
Benjamin Brennan ... Bandito 2 (as Benjamin Ralph Brennan)
Chris Dendrinos ... Frat Boy 1
Michael Force ... Frat Boy 2
Steve Holiday ... Frat Boy 3 (as Steve Holiday)

My-Ishia Cason-Brown ... Jazelle
Walter Lindsey Jr. ... EMT
Emily Rose Merrell ... Waitress
Christopher Oberto ... Hands Solo

Dan Pesta ... Dork Fudgepacker
Rick Carver ... Frankenbooty Juggler
Nicole Barley ... Uta (as Nicole 'Jade' Barley)
Jason Waugh ... Frankenbooty Burgermeister
Nicole Stober ... Greta
Kathi J. Moore ... Store Owner (as Kathleen Moore)
Ryleigh Little ... Child in Motel Office
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Bobbitt ... Topless Bar Patron (uncredited)
Autumn Brown ... Student (uncredited)
Clyde Brown ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
David Gibson ... Petting Zoo Patron (uncredited)
Johnny Ginger ... Bennie Fazio (uncredited)

Dave Kilgore ... Faculty Member (uncredited)

Jamie Klenk ... Waitress (uncredited)
Bill Lumbert ... Teacher (uncredited)

Tevis R. Marcum ... Korg (uncredited)
McKenna Martin ... Little Girl Babysat by Amanda (uncredited)
Adam McNinch ... Graduate (uncredited)

Danny Ray Cook ... Frat Boy (uncredited)
Joseph Victor ... Graduate (uncredited)
James Wallington ... Frat Boy (uncredited)
Alexander Zikakis ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Keith Bearden 
Writing credits
Keith Bearden (written by)

Produced by
Shauna Bogetz .... co-producer
Gary Gilbert .... producer
Jordan Horowitz .... producer
Michael R. Williams .... line producer (as Michael Williams)
Original Music by
Andrew Hollander 
Cinematography by
Masanobu Takayanagi 
Film Editing by
Naomi Geraghty 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Lou A. Trabbie III 
Art Direction by
Alison Ford 
Set Decoration by
Lou A. Trabbie III 
Richard D. Wright 
Costume Design by
Rebecca Gregg  (as Rebecca Bentjen)
Makeup Department
Kevin J Edwards .... hair stylist
Kimberly Jones .... key makeup artist
Meshelle Melone .... head hair stylist
Francie Paull .... assistant makeup artist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... makeup department head
Production Management
Mike Harrop .... post-production supervisor
Eric A. Haynes .... unit production manager
Nancy Valle .... executive in charge of post-production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason C. Brown .... second assistant director
Todd Havern .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... first assistant director
Art Department
Justin Ayers .... propmaker foreman
John Arlo Benetti .... set dresser
Paulette Georges .... art department coordinator
Stephen Hoeger .... assistant property master
Bao-Uy Luu .... graphic artist: intro
Paula Renee Matney .... scenic artist (as Paula Matney)
Scott Nifong .... property master
Mary O'Brien .... charge scenic
Timothy Shay .... art production assistant
Carl F. Shuffett .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Briggs .... dialogue adr editor
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Richard Kamerman .... sound intern
Nathan Lindsey .... ADR recordist
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Tom Ryan .... apprentice sound editor
Robert Sharman .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Ken Gorrell .... special effects coordinator
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects technician
Mark R. Johnson .... pyrotechnics foreman
Robert Tyrrell .... special effects foreman
Jim Wrangler Baker .... special effects technician
Peter Malota .... stunt coordinator
Karen Ann Otzen .... stunt player
Danny Ray Cook .... stunt player
Cynthia Tan .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Katie Barkel .... camera intern
Chris Brow .... dolly grip
Matthew Bulleri .... grip
Donald Burghardt .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Adam Camacho .... key grip
Cheli Clayton .... camera operator: "b" camera
Cheli Clayton .... first assistant camera
Tommy Daguanno .... additional dolly grip
Phaedra Eason .... grip
John J. Ellingwood .... camera: b
Alex Fleming .... film loader
Brett F. Gates .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brett F. Gates .... second assistant camera
Erik F. Hill .... grip
Michael Kelly .... gaffer
T. Matthew Kropp .... grip
Charles Laughon .... playback operator
Eduardo Enrique Mayén .... second assistant camera
Eduardo Enrique Mayén .... second assistant camera: A Camera
Chris McLeod .... additional grip
Chris Milani .... best boy electric
Vasco Nunes .... camera operator
Vasco Nunes .... camera operator: "b" camera
Vasco Nunes .... director of photography: second unit
Patrick Pask .... camera operator
Todd 'Chin' Piepenbrok .... set electrician
Kim C. Simms .... still photographer
Lon Stratton .... camera operator: Aerial
Don Sustrich .... set electrician
Robert A. Sutton .... chapman crane operator
Creig Symons .... grip
Ryan Tamaroff .... camera intern
Bill Wilkes .... grip
Edward Young .... grip
Casting Department
Allison Estrin .... casting associate
Rose Gilpin .... extras casting
Kathy McKee .... casting associate
Paige Orr .... casting assistant
Carrie Ray .... casting associate
Kathy Remski .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Julia Cheyfitz .... set costumer
Toni Cunningham .... wardrobe assistant
Aline Hong .... costume coordinator
Katie Nolff .... costume assistant
Brittany Pask .... costume assistant
Bernadine Vida .... costume builder
Editorial Department
Chris Beardsley .... technician: Arriscan
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist
Kate Eales .... additional editor
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
Arturo Sosa .... first assistant editor
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Scot Starbuck .... colorist: dailies
Loretta Wallace .... post-production assistant: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music consultant
Michael Craig Cohen .... assistant scoring engineer
Gwynne Evans Reid .... music recording coordinator (as Gwynne Evans)
Season Kent .... music supervisor
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Transportation Department
Robert Barnes Jr. .... driver
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
David B. Jackson .... driver
Kimmie Knudsen .... driver: cast
Frank Morreale .... transportation captain
Jack Jay Reece .... driver: production van
William Searles .... driver
Other crew
Michael Anders .... main titles (as PIC)
David Artushin .... assistant location manager
Ernest Belding .... location manager
Shayne Blakey .... payroll accountant
Melissa Bradac .... set production assistant
Stephan Burle .... title designer
Don Cochran .... stand-in
Joe Elrom .... production assistant
Alex Fields .... key assistant location manager
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Hala Gabriel .... controller
Pamela B. Green .... producer: main titles
Leanne Heid .... standin
Hugh Holesome .... standin
Elizabeth B. Jackson .... craft service
Aaron Lebovic .... production secretary
Nick McMahon .... helicopter pilot: aerial filming
Valerie I. Morasso .... key office production assistant
Greg Newman .... production coordinator
Marilyn Penn .... post production accountant
Jason Roby .... key set production assistant
Timothy Shay .... production assistant
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Bernadine Vida .... location scout
Tony Visintainer .... production assistant

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
USA:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Brazil:16 (DVD rating) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46566)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

"Weenie Wiz" hot dog truck driven throughout movie was stolen by Michigan car thieves soon after shooting. It has still not been recovered.See more »
Factual errors: Tobe says he's from Auburn, Washington. But when he puts a sign in his truck for sale, the phone number has a 206 area code. Auburn's area code is 253. The 206 area code is Seattle.See more »
Claude:...all effort only postpones are inevitable failures. Good luck!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Saturday Night Fever (1977)See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Kim Cattrall is simply amazing as 'Monica Velour'. One to see!, 4 September 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

Once again, because of the website, I am given the opportunity to watch a film that I would have never seen before. Sure, I see a lot of duds and some movies that shouldn't even be watched by anyone, let alone me --- but, every now and then, a film will come along that will take me by complete surprise. This is one of those films. Thoroughly entertaining and loaded with humor and heart, Meet Monica Velour is definitely one you should watch.

We are introduced to Tobe (Ingram) straight away. He is working inside his Pop Pop's (Dennehy) weenie wiz mobile selling hot dog wares to the locals like Kenny (Yelsky) and spying on girl like Amanda (Han). When he arrives home, he likes to hibernate in his room and fantasize about his real obsession: Monica Velour (Cattrall), a porno actress from the 70's. He has his room decorated with her posters, keeps scrapbooks about her and even orders some of her rarest works on VHS tape. His Pop Pop gives him the weenie mobile for a graduation present and Tobe immediately puts it up for sale for $5,000. Seeing as how Monica Velour has all but fallen off the face of the Earth, Tobe sets his sights on Amanda since he learned some new things about her that really struck a chord with him. However, when he tries to approach Amanda, some circumstances happen that make him flee back to the safety of his room and causes him to go on a frenzied (and humorous) internet search. As fate would have it, Monica Velour is making a special appearance in a small town in Indiana -- very close to another small town in Indiana where an artist named Claude (David) wants the weenie mobile delivered. Not needing any other signs, Tobe packs up and hits the road to meet up with his fantasy girl/crush/obsession. Once there, he defends her honor while she's on stage from a bunch of misanthropes and gets the holy hell beat out of him. Feeling sorry for him and appreciating what he did for her, Monica takes Tobe home and tends to his wounds, but not without relieving him of the money in his wallet first. When Tobe comes to in the morning, he finally gets to sit down and have an actual talk with his fantasy girl. He learns that not everything went as planned for her and she has had traveled more downs than ups in the roller coaster of life. Thinking he can make her life better, he then sets out to try and woo her and some other complications get in his way before the movie's end, such as: her ex-husband, her daughter with said ex-husband and her desperation for money to name a few.

I really, really, really enjoyed this film, particularly Kim Cattrall -- she was amazing as Linda Romanoli aka Monica Velour. Cattall gives a go-for-broke performance that truly pays off. I had no problems believing that she was a broken down, alcohol-fueled, drug-addicted porn star. Not only did she look the part (she shot her home scenes entirely without her hair and makeup being done to make it more realistic), but she shows off her acting chops as well. If this movie had a bigger push from the studio or a wider release or did more money in the box office, I could see her snagging an Oscar™ nomination easily. That's not to say that everyone else in the movie wasn't good -- she just gave the film's best performance bar none. Also good was Dustin Ingram as Tobe -- geeky and dorky enough to be quirky and heartfelt and real enough to be likable. Dennehy also does a nice job, although his role is extremely limited, it's hardly worth mentioning.

Not once did I feel bored or wished this movie would just end already. I was genuinely interested in all of the characters and was curious as to how everything was going to come to a close. Speaking of the ending -- it's the only thing about the movie that's truly lacking. I felt that it all ended just a bit too soon. There was so much going on and it was like the film crew were on time and/or money restraints, so they wrapped up everything a tad too quickly (and too neatly, I might add). A simple thing that can be overlooked, I suppose, but it's enough for me to lower my grade because having spent some time with the characters, I felt they needed a bit more resolve than what was spoon-fed to us.

I still highly recommend the film and it will even be going on my list of one of the ones that you have to watch in 2011. The movie is very funny in most parts, but also has it's bittersweet and heartfelt moments that will make you enjoy it even more. Some of the film's funniest moments come from Tobe and Monica watching Monica's early porn footage from films such as: Princess Layme in Star Muffs and Frankenbooty (in 3D, no less!)

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