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Main Street -- Several residents of a small Southern city find their lives changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown.


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An offer too good to be true... it just might be
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  (in credits order)

Colin Firth ... Gus Leroy

Ellen Burstyn ... Georgiana Carr

Patricia Clarkson ... Willa Jenkins

Orlando Bloom ... Harris Parker

Amber Tamblyn ... Mary Saunders

Margo Martindale ... Myrtle Parker

Andrew McCarthy ... Howard Mercer

Victoria Clark ... Miriam

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Mayor

Tom Wopat ... Frank

Viktor Hernandez ... Estaquio
Juan Piedrahita ... Jose
Thomas Upchurch ... Trooper Williams
Reid Dalton ... Crosby Gage

Amy da Luz ... Rita

Nadya Simpson ... Kate
Rick Hamilton ... Elliott

Martin Thompson ... Vaughn Guess
J.W. Smith ... Bill

Veda Wilson ... Shirley

Cheryl McConnell ... Lucille

Gezell Fleming ... Rebecca
Stuart Hough ... Raymond
Cheri Varnadoe ... Clara

Andrea Powell ... Hostess

Edna Lee Figueroa ... Woman at Warehouse
Luis Lopez ... Truck Driver
Michael Fraguada ... Other Truck Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Todd Davis ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Ivory Dortch ... College student (uncredited)
Cricket Ellis ... Town Hall Attendee (uncredited)

Liam Ferguson ... Henry (uncredited)
Tyler Getzelmann ... Latino child (uncredited)
Los Hickson ... College Student (uncredited)
Christopher Houldsworth ... Man in Police Station (uncredited)
Alena Koch ... Town Hall Attendee (uncredited)

Gary Ray Moore ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Anna Nalepka ... Migrant worker (uncredited)
Pierre Ortiz ... Passenger (uncredited)
Anita Richter ... Extra (uncredited)
John Rutland ... Reporter (uncredited)
Kathy Scruggs ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jacques Shy ... College student (uncredited)
Matt Whitnack ... Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
John Doyle 
Writing credits
Horton Foote (written by)

Produced by
Yvette Bikoff .... co-producer
Megan Ellison .... producer
Sandy Freeman .... associate producer
William S. Gilmore .... line producer
Jonah M. Hirsch .... producer (as Jonah Hirsch)
Justin Hirsch .... associate producer
David Sardi .... associate producer
Douglas Saylor Jr. .... executive producer
Ted Schipper .... executive producer
Adi Shankar .... executive producer
Rob Shoaf .... associate producer
Spencer Silna .... producer
Joel Thomas .... associate producer
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography) (as Donald M. McAlpine)
Film Editing by
Neil Farrell 
Richard Francis-Bruce  (as Richard Francis Bruce)
Trudy Ship 
Casting by
Tiffany Little Canfield 
Bernard Telsey 
David Vaccari 
Production Design by
Christopher Nowak 
Set Decoration by
James Edward Ferrell Jr.  (as James Ferrell)
Costume Design by
Gary Jones 
Makeup Department
Susan Buffington .... hair stylist
Kelly E. Marlow .... key hair stylist (as Kelly Caldwell)
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... makeup department head
Holly Sago .... key makeup artist
Joan Shay .... hair department head
Production Management
Grant Gilmore .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lily Garcia .... additional second assistant director
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director
David Sardi .... first assistant director
Douglas Saylor Jr. .... second unit director
Andrew Ward .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Chris Bogart .... scenic gang boss
Craig Gilmore .... storyboard artist
Chris Holcombe .... key greensman
Chris Holcombe .... set dresser
Margie McLamb Holowaty .... set buyer
Michael Dean Kiesling .... prop assistant
Walter Kiesling .... assistant property master
Lauren Mallard .... art department coordinator
James Passanante .... lead scenic
John Sanders .... property master
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction foreman
Gregory Schmitz .... paint foreman
Bob Smith .... leadman
Nicole Strojny .... set painter
Sound Department
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound mixer
Kellen Bloomer .... second boom
Anthony Cargioli .... boom operator
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer
Angela Hemingway .... adr dialogue editor
Chad J. Hughes .... supervising sound editor
Steven Iba .... assistant sound editor
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Jonathan Pendergrass .... foley editor
Jonathan Wales .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
David Hill .... special effects foreman
Robert 'Lucky' Rieker .... special effects technician
Susan Beavis .... special effects buyer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alden Anderson .... visual effects
John Bowers .... compositor
Matthew Merkovich .... visual effects (as Matt Merkovich)
Neil Castles Jr. .... stunt driver
G. Grant Jewett .... stunt double: Orlando Bloom
Dean Mumford .... stunt coordinator
Jimmie Lee Sessoms .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Allen .... dolly grip (as Steve Allen)
Kelton 'Mookie' Ballard .... grip (as Kelton Ballard)
Patrick Borowiak .... remote head technician
George Bozeman II .... grip (as George Bozeman Jr.)
Pam Connor .... grip
Daniel R. Haizlip .... best boy grip (as Danny DJ Haizlip)
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip
Tony Jenzano .... video assist
Jonathan Little .... rigging grip
James B. Mahorney .... rigging grip (as James Mahorney)
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Robert M. Powell .... grip (as Robert Powell)
Brooks Robinson .... a-camera / steadicam operator
John W. Rutland .... additional photographer
James Selph .... grip
Christian Shonts .... camera loader
Steve Skinner .... best boy grip
John R. Sutton .... rigging key grip (as John Sutton)
Dascious Thomas .... key grip (as F. Dascious Thomas III)
Jessica Ward .... second assistant camera
Animation Department
Craig Gilmore .... storyboard artist
Casting Department
Abbie Brady-Dalton .... casting assistant
Maxann Crotts .... extras casting (as Maxann Crotts-Harvey)
Bess Fifer .... casting assistant
Carrie Rosson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cameron Doyle .... costume supervisor
Joyce Marling .... costumer
Pamela Miller .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Alex Anstey .... assistant editor
William Blunden .... first assistant editor
Matthew Cassel .... first assistant editor
Pete Conlin .... post production
Dan Farrell .... first assistant editor (as Daniel Farrell)
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Paul Kieran .... assistant editor
Jack Murphy .... post-production consultant
Jim Schermerhorn .... assistant editor (as James Schermerhorn)
Jennifer Spenelli .... first assistant editor
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Bill Stokes .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Sandy Freeman .... location consultant
E. Michael Hewett .... supervising location manager
Kasey Kiser .... location production assistant
Rob Shoaf .... location consultant
Andy Sleet .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Patrick Doyle .... musician: piano
Robin Morrison .... music editor
Maggie Rodford .... music producer
James Shearman .... conductor
James Shearman .... orchestrator
Nick Wollage .... music mixer
Nick Wollage .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Larry Wayne Boswell .... picture car coordinator
Neil Castles Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Debbie Lane .... driver: Ellen Burstyn (as Debbie Lane Hewett)
Skip Long .... transportation captain
Scott Siler .... driver
Todd Luckey .... production van operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Christina Aldridge .... production assistant
Jim Babel .... stand-in: Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom
Jacob Bartel .... assistant: Mr. Bloom
Jen Brett .... production secretary
Tracy Breyfogle .... production assistant
Stephen Bridgewater .... drama coach
Kristin Cauldwell .... payroll accountant
Amy Chaffee .... dialect coach
Maxann Crotts .... housing coordinator
Maxann Crotts .... product placement
Lisa Edwards .... first accountant
Paula Gilmore .... assistant: William S. Gilmore
Jim Hale .... production accountant
Tyler Hickman .... assistant to producers
J. Elizabeth Ingram .... production coordinator
Debbie Lane .... additional assistant location manager (as Debbie Lane Hewett)
Meg Lansaw .... production assistant
Brandon O'Neil Leonard .... set production assistant (as Brandon Leonard)
Vikki Lewis .... craft service
David Linck .... unit publicist
Brett Line .... assistant to producers
Katarzyna 'Kait' Malec .... key set location assistant
Vicki Pearlman .... accounting assistant
Alice M. Peschl .... assistant production coordinator
David Ryder .... office production assistant
Catherine Sewell .... stand in/double
Nick Snyder .... assistant :Patricia Clarkson, Amber Tamblyn
Julia Tasker .... script supervisor
Lauren Weingarten .... assistant: Mr.Firth
Ryan Whelan .... assistant: dop
Aaron Harvey .... special thanks

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Germany:12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 (DVD rating) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #46209)
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Did You Know?

Ellen Burstyn's character, "Georgiana Carr," bears the last name of an actual Durham, N.C., family that was prominent in the tobacco business. The large portrait in her house, showing a uniformed man with a big white mustache, is a picture of Julian Shakespeare Carr (1845-1924), one of Durham's earliest tobacco magnates, who was involved in a variety of other business enterprises and was a highly regarded philanthropist. The portrait normally resides in the North Carolina Collection of the Durham County Public Library.See more »
Continuity: While Mary and her mother are talking in her bedroom, her mother's hair changes position - alternately behind and in front of her ear.See more »
Harris Parker:This city like many in America, has come to a rough moment in its history. A city after all is just a collection of houses and buildings, hopes and dreams that depend on the fortune and determination and fate of its residents. The future, uncertain at best can be fearful or full of promise. It's all in how you see it..."See more »


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Surprisingly Good Sleeper, 22 July 2014
Author: dansview from United States

I was waiting for some kind of clever liberal message, as I do with almost everything I watch these days. I didn't really detect one. It's about an Operations Manager for a Hazardous Waste disposal company.

I don't know why the guy would have to travel all the way to Durham, NC for a warehouse and ultimately a processing center, but I guess there is only so much room in his home state of Texas. You probably know the story. This guy sets up these waste disposal centers in cities that could use the work and the revenue. He encounters some locals who then encounter each other.

As other reviewers have pointed out, Durham is not a small dying city. It has a couple hundred thousand people and is part of a thriving region. But this picture could have been set at an earlier time. There are no computers or smart phones, so maybe it is supposed to be earlier than 2010, although there is no indication of that.

Anyways, it is not about any of this. It's about hope, transition, renewal, and fear. Most importantly, it's about ordinary people. Having said that, these actors did an excellent job with the material. I too don't understand why they need to give the work to two Brits, but they did well.

As other reviewers have mentioned, you keep waiting for the Colin Firth character to turn into a slime, but he doesn't. He is genuine. The best part is when the young woman calls her ex-boyfriend a "loser" for staying in town and accepting a potentially humble life. You could see that a part of her meant it, and that he was deeply hurt, but also that she didn't really want to hurt anyone, and didn't fully believe what she said.

I loved the way they portrayed the ex high school sweethearts. Faced with the girl leaving town, the guy tells her straight out that he loves her and always has. That's what you have to do. Stake your claim. She reciprocated.

Ellen Burstyn could have easily relied on clichés, but she didn't. Her facial expressions and reactions set her performance apart from that. I don't get the ending. I won't give it away, but it seems like the guy is admitting that he was never comfortable doing what he does to begin with. He fooled me.

What a bizarre concept for a movie. That's why I like it. Because there is potential intrigue in the most mundane of circumstances. The main character mentions that a city's fate is dependent on how its' residents look at it. The same thing goes for a movie plot. You can turn a seemingly boring circumstance into something compelling with good writing, settings, and performances. They did that adequately here.

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