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Knock 'Em Dead, Kid (2009)

 -  Drama  -  3 February 2009 (USA)
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Bret, 19, yearns to leave his Connecticut hometown and head off to college. He figures summer will be fun with his buddies but as the days progress, the situations he finds himself in ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Julian ...
Bret
Michael Resendez ...
Torey Marks ...
Veronica
Erin Prieto ...
Trish
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Jim
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Angela
Andrew Chase ...
Andy
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Krej
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Don - Jim's Dad
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The Cop
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Mom
Adam Gordon ...
Teddy
Michael Allen Hollinger ...
Druggie
Michael Esposito ...
Bruce Paul
Nathan Yoder ...
New Man
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Bret, 19, yearns to leave his Connecticut hometown and head off to college. He figures summer will be fun with his buddies but as the days progress, the situations he finds himself in spiral out of control. He has run-ins with the police, problems with his girlfriend involving another girl, and a revenge attack he never should have involved himself in. Written by Christopher L Golon

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Sometimes life can be a real riot.

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Not Rated

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3 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Bussare 'i Morti di Em, il Bambino  »

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$3,000 (estimated)
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In the original script, the scene which takes place at the park between Bret and Trish, actually took place at the beach. In that scene, the soundtrack was supposed to feature The Beach Boys song, 'Surfer Girl.' See more »

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Although set in Connecticut, the film was actually shot in Los Angeles, thus the occasional palm tree creeps into certain outdoor scenes. See more »

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Trish: It's getting hot in here. Got any air conditioning?
Bret: No, ah, this thing... it actually broke a long time ago.
[beat]
Bret: So... am I taking you home tonight or what?
Trish: Or what?
Bret: [nervous chuckle] Uh, You single?
Trish: Why does that matter? You're not.
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Written by Kenny Lamb and Emily West
Performed by Bek Phillips
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Better than average coming of age film
14 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You take a group of unknowns, a relatively novice writer/director, a long hot summer, add them up and what do you get? Knock 'Em Dead, Kid.

The film is good. It has some serious potential but it seems bound by its budget, stuck in it's budgetary constraints. But that's only some of the story - the film has some magic. Most of the performances are very good.

The look of the film is unique and at times, one can feel the summer sun. That I liked. The plot itself is more a 'this is how it is' than a real huge attention grabber - but that's what makes the film work. Instead of a paint by numbers - three act structure, we get something fresh. This makes the film feel alive. This makes the film totally unpredictable and that makes it work.

Give these guys a budget and sky's the limit!


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