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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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26 July 2012 (Kuwait) See more »
An offer too good to be true... it just might be
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A great movie with great actors and a timely plot. If you liked Company Men you will love this. Firth is excellent. I say A. See more (27 total) »


  (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
Ednali 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 .... assistant 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
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
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 .... sound 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 Rutland .... additional photographer (as John W. Rutland)
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
Jack Murphy .... post-production consultant
James Schermerhorn .... assistant editor
Jennifer Spenelli .... first assistant editor
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Bill Stokes .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
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 Hewett .... driver: Ellen Burstyn
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
Sandy Freeman .... location consultant
Paula Gilmore .... assistant: William S. Gilmore
Jim Hale .... production accountant
Debbie Lane Hewett .... additional assistant location manager
E. Michael Hewett .... supervising location manager
Tyler Hickman .... assistant to producers
J. Elizabeth Ingram .... production coordinator
Kasey Kiser .... location production assistant
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
Rob Shoaf .... location consultant
Andy Sleet .... assistant location manager
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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Australia:G | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 (DVD rating) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #46209)
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Did You Know?

The black-and-white shots that appear in the opening minute were made in Durham, N.C., in the late 1930s by H. Lee Waters (1902-1997), an itinerant photographer from Lexington, N.C. During the later years of the Great Depression, Waters earned money by visiting more than one hundred towns in North Carolina and surrounding states and shooting 16mm film of everyday scenes and people. He would arrange to exhibit his films in a local theater where the movies were shot. In an era when movie camera ownership was rare, and long before home video cameras became common, people would flock to the theaters to see themselves and their neighbors in moving pictures. Many of Waters's films have been collected and archived in North and South Carolina. One of his films, made in Kannapolis, N.C. in 1941, was added to the National Film Registry in 2005. Other samples of his work can be seen in "The Cameraman Has Visited Our Town" on 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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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A great movie with great actors and a timely plot. If you liked Company Men you will love this. Firth is excellent. I say A., 11 October 2011
Author: Tony Heck ( from United States

"The company sent me to look for towns or cities that might benefit from our services. Durham was on my list." The town of Durham, like most cities has been hit hard by the bad economy. People are moving out and the unemployment rate is high. Gus Leroy (Firth) comes into town with a track record of helping towns recover and end unemployment. The town is unsure of his method, storing hazardous waste until it can be transported. This is another movie that proves that just because a movie has no CGI or explosions every five minutes it receives no marketing and the release it needs. This is a movie that is full of great actors and great performances. The plot is not that exciting, but the acting makes up for it. Colin Firth does a fantastic job in this movie of playing a guy who you aren't sure of. The entire movie he keeps you on edge wondering if he is really as good as he seems. Much like "Company Men" this is a movie that is a serious subject that sounds boring when you read it, but the acting makes it great. A must watch. Overall, a great movie filled with great acting that deserves a bigger audience then it will get. I give it an A.

Would I watch again? - Yes I would.

*Also try - Company Men

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