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Jacob Tierney (written by)
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The revolution begins in high school See more »
Plot:
Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Liane Balaban ... Nadza

Jay Baruchel ... Leon Bronstein
Taylor Baruchel ... School Girl #2

Dan Beirne ... Dan
Domini Blythe ... Mrs. Davis
Jonathan Bosco ... Horne (Kid in Costume)
Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc ... Female Cop
Justin Bradley ... Jimmy

Geneviève Bujold ... Denise Archambault
Anne-Marie Cadieux ... Anne Bronstein

Jesse Camacho ... Skip
Cecile Cristobal ... Reporter Haiyan Zhang
Darren Curtis ... Taxi Driver
Paul Doucet ... Male Cop
Guy Dufaux ... Homeless Person

Colm Feore ... Principal Berkhoff

Angela Galuppo ... Sheila

Kyle Gatehouse ... School Boy

Alain Goulem ... Police Chief (as Al Goulem)
Dan Haber ... Achmed

Emily Hampshire ... Alexandra Leith

Trevor Hayes ... Stage Hand

David Julian Hirsh ... Eli Bronstein

Kaniehtiio Horn ... Caroline (as Tiio Horn)

Pat Kiely ... Julien

Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse ... School Girl #1

Ricky Mabe ... Tony
Linda Malo ... Marie

Michael Murphy ... Frank McGovern

Jessica Paré ... Laura

Tommie-Amber Pirie ... Sarah Bronstein

Jesse Rath ... Dwight

Erika Rosenbaum ... Becca

Saul Rubinek ... David Bronstein

Paul Spence ... History Teacher

Jacob Tierney ... V.I. (Lenin)
Kevin Tierney ... David Bronstein's Partner
Jacklin Webb ... Principal Berkhoff's Secretary
Troy Michael ... Himself (as Baby Troy)
Mary L. Milne ... Herself (as Mary Milne)

Ben Mulroney ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anthony Ecclissi ... Che Guevara / Student (uncredited)
Li Li ... Private School Girl #1 (uncredited)
Cara Reynolds ... Young Woman Wearing Carmen Miranda Costume (uncredited)
Jesse Vinet ... Private School Girl #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Jacob Tierney 
 
Writing credits
Jacob Tierney (written by)

Produced by
Isabella Salas .... assistant producer
Kevin Tierney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Malajube 
 
Cinematography by
Guy Dufaux (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Tarnowski 
 
Casting by
Rosina Bucci 
 
Production Design by
Anne Pritchard 
 
Art Direction by
Colombe Raby 
 
Set Decoration by
Suzanne Cloutier 
 
Costume Design by
Mario Davignon 
 
Makeup Department
Chantal Bergeron .... assistant hair stylist
Kathy Kelso .... key makeup artist
Raymonde Laliberté .... assistant hair stylist: daily
Martin Lapointe .... key hair stylist
Magali Métivier .... key extras makeup artist
Colleen Quinton .... make up department head
 
Production Management
Patrice Bujold .... assistant unit manager
Daniel Ross .... unit manager
Hélène Ross .... production manager
Pierre Thériault .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marielou Bélisle-Pierre .... second assistant director (as Marilou Belisle-Pierre)
Lili-Anne Crevier .... additional third assistant director
Martin Doepner .... additional third assistant director
Jean-François Duplat .... third assistant director
Bethan Mowat .... additional third assistant director
Sinan Saber .... additional third assistant director
Tanya van Blokland .... additional third assistant director
Michael A. Williams .... first assistant director (as Michael Williams)
 
Art Department
Elisabeth Bastien-Siry .... assistant set props: daily
Myriam Bergeron-Fournier .... assistant set props
Stéphane Caron .... scenic technician
Marc-Antoine Choquette .... scenic technician (as Marc Choquette)
Guillaume Couture .... prop buyer
Isabelle Côté .... graphic designer
Gabrielle Desbrosiers .... art department assistant
Jean Desroches .... scenic technician
Yann Dupond-Cubaynes .... greensman
Marie-Soleil Dénommé .... assistant set decorator (as Marie-Soliel Denommé)
Louis Gascon .... property master
Léa Giguère Santini .... painter
Vincent Giguère Santini .... painter
Alain Giguère .... lead scenic painter
Erik Gosselin .... special props and effects
Dylan La Frenière .... key greensman
Pascal Ménard .... swing gang
Éric Plante .... scenic technician (as Eric Plante)
Mario Santini .... painter
André Savard .... swing gang
Doris Simard .... art department coordinator
André Valade .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Pierre-Jules Audet .... sound supervisor
Pierre-Jules Audet .... sound
Mathieu Beaudin .... sound effects editor
Daniel Bisson .... foley recording engineer
Jean-Charles Desjardins .... adr recording engineer: Montreal
Gavin Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer
Gavin Fernandes .... sound
Natalie Fleurant .... adr editor
Natalie Fleurant .... dialogue editor
Dave Fritz .... adr recording engineer: Toronto
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound mixer
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound
Marc Hazanavicius .... boom operator
Jean-Philippe Jourdain .... sound technical officer
Chris McLeod .... adr recording engineer: Toronto
Simon Meilleur .... foley artist
Andrew Morgado .... adr recording engineer: Los Angeles
Tallal Mouallem .... assistant foley artist
Kimnberley Picard .... sound editing coordinator
Jean-François Sauvé .... sound effects editor
Jean-Philippe St-Laurent .... assistant dialogue editor
Vincent Riendeau .... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andy Antoine .... special effects technician
Dana Campbell .... special effects technician
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects supervisor
Rob Langshaw .... special effects runner (as Robert Langshaw)
Dave Pollak .... special effects technician (as Dave Pollack)
 
Visual Effects by
Mathieu Arvisais .... compositor: Vision Globale
Eve Brunet .... visual effects producer: Vision Globale
Jimmy Caron .... 3d animator: Vision Globale
Nathalie Dupont .... compositor: Vision Globale
Josiane Fradette .... project coordinator: Vision Globale
Olivier Goulet .... visual effects supervisor: Vision Globale
Jonathan Grégoire .... 3d animator: Vision Globale
Gael Hollard .... compositor: Vision Globale (as Gaël Hollard)
Evelyne Leblond .... compositor: Vision Globale
Tram Luong .... 3d animator: Vision Globale
Hugo Léveillé .... compositor: Vision Globale
Frederic Milot .... compositor: Vision Globale (as Frédéric Milot)
John Montegut .... compositor: Vision Globale
Philippe Roberge .... compositor: Vision Globale
Francis St-Denis .... 3d animator: Vision Globale
Patrick Tasse .... compositor: Vision Globale (as Patrick Tassé)
Duy Tran .... 3d animator: Vision Globale
Alexandra Vaillancourt .... visual effects production assistant: Vision Globale
Vanessa Vogel .... compositor: Vision Globale
 
Stunts
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator (as Dave McKeown)
David McKeown .... stunt driver (as Dave McKeown)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Beach .... grip (as Charlie Beach)
Pierre Beaulieu .... best boy electric
Denis Bois .... best boy grip
Stephane Boisvert .... generator operator (as Stéphane Boisvert)
Yan Brabant .... grip
Christian Chabot .... electrician
François Daignault .... steadicam operator
Alain Deniger .... electrician: daily
Attila Dory .... still photographer
Franck Farina-Schroll .... electrician
Eric Godbout .... first assistant camera
Daniel Jobin .... additional photography
Soupharak Keoborakoth .... second assistant camera
Keith Kerr .... key grip
Rhyce Langker .... remote head technician
Patrice Lapointe .... dolly grip
Eric Lefèbvre .... electrician (as Eric Lefebvre)
Dany Racine .... first assistant: "a" camera
Martin Vaillancourt .... grip: daily
Paul Viau .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fabienne April .... key dresser
Sabrine Canuel .... dresser
Lynn Charette .... assistant wardrobe mistress
Chantale Di Filippo .... assistant wardrobe mistress (as Chantal Di Filippo)
Marie-Josés Dumont .... specialized wardrobe technician
Suzanne Gaudreault .... seamstress (as Suzan Gaudreault)
Christine Grenier .... assistant wardrobe mistress: extras
Henri Huet .... cutter
Véronique Marchessault .... wardrobe mistress
Madeleine Perras .... dresser: extras
Micheline Rouillard .... costume props
Raquel Torres .... assistant wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Edith Bellehumeur .... assistant editor
Linda Bourgeois .... negative cutter
Marie-Hélène Bourget .... scanner and conformer: 2K
Jaime Campabadal .... negative cutter
Nicolas Gauthier .... editor: end credits, 2k
Myriam Hoss-Desmarais .... post-production assistant
Eric Losier .... high definition editor
Marc Lussier .... digital intermediate colorist
Arthur Montreuil .... film color timer
Raphaël Rainville .... scanner and conformer: 2k
Myriam Ross-Desmarais .... post-production coordinator
Roxane Taillon .... negative cutter
Julien Tremblay .... scanner and conformer: 2k
 
Music Department
Thomas Augustin .... musician
Mathieu Cournoyer .... musician
Katy Horsley .... assistant music supervisor: S.L. Feldman & Associates
Francis Mineau .... musician
Julien Mineau .... musician
Sarah Webster .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Sylvain Beaudoin .... driver: van
Michel Bilodeau .... truck production assistant
Lyssa J. Caster .... transportation captain
André Chabot .... driver
Vincent Houle .... driver
Mathieu Jacques .... driver: production
Frédéric Jougla .... driver: specialized
Alexandre Juaneda .... transportation coordinator
Yvan Labranche .... driver: specialized
Julie Marion .... driver: daily
André Michaud .... driver: daily
Tony Pelletier .... driver: specialized
Luc Poirier .... picture car coordinator
James Sanchez .... driver
Dominic Thiffault .... driver: daily
 
Other crew
Lanan Adcock .... making-of documentary
Lucie Bergeron .... production accountant
Audrey Bergeron-Rivard .... production assistant
Christian Bourque .... set runner
Sylvain Buffoni .... stand-in
Patrick Chevrier .... extra production assistant
François Choinière .... payroll accountant
Sam Coppola .... legal services: Borden Ladner Gervais
Rick Cranford .... script coordinator
Joe DeMarco .... stand-in (as Joseph De Marco)
Yves Desjardins .... production coordinator
Samantha Ellison .... filing clerk
Josée Francis .... assistant location manager
Paul Gagnon .... client services: film lab
Tommy Guenette .... production assistant (as Tommy Guénette)
David Hatin .... production assistant
Joe Iacono .... auditor: Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono
Pierre Larouche .... unit publicist
Kim Lavallée .... extra production assistant
Chanel Lavoie .... assistant craft service: daily
Steve Leblanc .... production assistant (as Steeve Leblanc)
Michel Leduc .... security
Natasha M. Leroux .... stand-in
André Nicholas Malouf .... extra production assistant
Benoît Mathieu .... location manager
Milena Popovic .... script supervisor
Alexandre Prefontaine .... stand-in (as Alexandre Préfontaine)
Brigitte Renaud .... location scout: daily
Mélanie Roy .... extra production assistant
Isabella Salas .... trainee: producer
Pascale Savage-Bouchard .... assistant craft service (as Pascale Savage-Blanchard)
Joe Sisto .... legal services: Borden Ladner Gervais (as Joseph Sisto)
Kathy Ann Thomas .... assistant production coordinator (as Kathy-Ann Thomas)
André Théberge .... project administrator
Linda Torino Tondreau .... location scout (as Linda Torino-Tondreau)
Mike Vaudrin .... craft service (as Michel Vaudrin)
Denis Verrette .... set production assistant
Henry Welsh .... press relations
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier (uncredited)
Jacob Tierney .... goose wrangler (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Louise O'Brien-Moran .... thanks
 

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Runtime:
120 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2011) | Canada:14A (Alberta/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Québec)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
At one point in the film, Alexandra jokingly inquires if Leon intends to live out Trotsky's life 'icepick and all'. This is a reference to how Leon Trotsky died due to injuries sustained from a blow to his head from an icepick.See more »
Quotes:
Leon:It's not over.
Principal Berkhoff:Oh I think we both know it is.
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Movie Connections:
References "eTalk Daily" (2002)See more »

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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Funny teen comedy with political jokes, 2 June 2010
Author: Daniel Carkner from Vancouver, Canada

I read some really bad reviews of this movie before going to see it. In the end, I liked it better than I thought I would. However, a lot of the political humour is very basic and wouldn't make sense to people with more than a passing knowledge of communism, activism, etc.

However, as a teen comedy, not to be taken seriously as a political film, it works very well for the most part. A lot of the scenes, acting, and one-liners are quite funny.

Some of the acting done by secondary characters is not really up to par. Even Leon's character or that of his co-stars (his parents, principal, would-be wife, etc.) tend to be one-dimensional. I think this film could have been improved by occasional moments of self-reflection or doubt. As it is, Leon's character tends to come across as a quirky cartoon a lot of the time.

Still, as a light form of amusement, it works quite well.

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