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The Truth About Average Guys (2009)

R | | Comedy | 17 January 2009 (USA)
An insecure man has his dimwitted actor friend pose as his mentally challenged brother in order to get to know a beautiful co-worker who has a mentally challenged sister.


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Credited cast:
Jason Lewis
Jason W. Schaver ...
Troy (as Jason Schaver)
Katie Banks
Adam Breske ...
Alyssa Roehrenbeck ...
Esther Claire ...
Kimberley Hellem ...
Stacy Banks
Tony Bozzuto ...
Barry Kidd ...
Richard Renik ...
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Holly Barhorst ...
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An insecure man has his dimwitted actor friend pose as his mentally challenged brother in order to get to know a beautiful co-worker who has a mentally challenged sister.

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$5,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric Recording)


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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene in which "Troy" is auditioning in front of the two casting directors was filmed on May 17th, 2008 which was the day of Jason Schaver's grandmother's funeral. He was a Pallbearer that morning at her funeral and then made the 3 hour drive out to Chicago that afternoon to film the audition scene. See more »


In the concert montage "Troy" is wearing a green striped shirt, then later in the montage (while he's sleeping) he's wearing a white shirt with short blue sleeves. See more »


Katie Banks: He was lying to me the whole time? I feel so stupid.
Troy: Aww, don't feel bad. I'm a really good actor. I've won several awards.
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Referenced in S.O.L. (2011) See more »


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Nice Try But Hmmm Not Enough To Make it Watchable Also Insulting To Retarded People
2 August 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie because of the comments on IMDb but hmmm... i understand the effort from the actors , i understand the low budget , but the thing with the retarded people is insulting, so the whole movie takes advantage of how retarded people looking funny and makes them to look like clowns in the circus , i loughed with one or 2 scenes but thats all very insulting i think.In my opinion maybe i am wrong on this its not a nice thing to make fun with retarded people.The plot is something we have seen on every movie out there so the conclusion is i give it a 3 because of the absence of everything that makes a movie watchable.Maybe those actors under other circumstances could have made more effort and got the applause's but here no.In my life i have learned how to respect the other people with special needs and to live with and making fun not fun of them.

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