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Knock 'Em Dead, Kid -- 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.
Knock 'Em Dead, Kid -- Summer. All 19-year-old Bret Rush has to do is coast through it. After all, he'll be leaving for school in late August. But after losing his summer job, he gets caught up between two girls, an act of revenge taken too far, and a police detective. Sometimes life can be a real riot.


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Sometimes life can be a real riot.
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Dirk Julian ... Bret
Michael Resendez ... Willard
Torey Marks ... Veronica
Erin Prieto ... Trish

Chad Post ... Jim

Angela Nordeng ... Angela
Andrew Chase ... Andy

Cody Cowell ... Krej

Les Mahoney ... Don - Jim's Dad

Al Burke ... The Cop

Judy Waller ... Mom
Adam Gordon ... Teddy
Michael Allen Hollinger ... Druggie
Michael Esposito ... Bruce Paul
Nathan Yoder ... New Man
Kelly McFall ... Newscaster
Brandon McFall ... Andy's Brother
D. Patrick McDermott ... Mr. Reynolds
Daniel Witkowski ... Guy #1
Glenn Geiger-Cole ... Guy #2

Directed by
Christopher L. Golon 
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(in alphabetical order)
Christopher L. Golon  written by

Produced by
Gale DiMauro .... producer
James A. Golon Jr. .... associate producer
Christopher L. Golon .... producer
Bryant Pearson Jr. .... associate producer
Karen Rolka .... executive producer
Kate Rolka .... associate producer
Original Music by
Michael Allen Hollinger 
Cinematography by
Shane Greavette 
Film Editing by
Christopher L. Golon 
Art Department
H.M. Vons .... set designer
Sound Department
C.L. Hoffa .... boom operator
C.L. Hoffa .... sound editor
Brandon McFall .... boom operator
Nathan Yoder .... boom operator
Al Burke .... stunt performer
Cody Cowell .... stunt coordinator
Transportation Department
Shane Greavette .... driver
Brandon McFall .... driver

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USA:71 min
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The writer/director Christopher L. Golon makes an uncredited cameo as a rioter during the riot scene.See more »
Errors in geography: Although set in Connecticut, the film was actually shot in Los Angeles, thus the occasional palm tree creeps into certain outdoor scenes.See more »
Trish:It's getting hot in here. Got any air conditioning?
Bret:No, ah, this thing... it actually broke a long time ago.
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
'Knock 'Em Dead, Kid' Knocked Me Over!!, 30 April 2009
Author: Steven DeGuzman from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Okay, I saw this film in LA in February and the one word I can use to sum up this film is - originality. The overall look and aesthetic of the film was spot on - the acting was good - and the story, well, original is one word, different could be another. The story is such a non-linear, refreshing turn from the formulaic three-act-structure so prevalent in today's commercial cinema.

The plot concerns Bret, a relatively clean-cut teen, who's ready to leave his hometown in Connecticut and go away to school. He hangs out with these 2 guys (1 tough, 1 stoner) and dates a girl. our story opens, he and his buddies jump a guy, they were told raped a friend of theirs, and pummel him. Then Bret goes to a get together and meets another girl who threatens his relationship with his girlfriend.

One day a cop starts asking questions about the assault and then Bret gets caught cheating with this new hottie causing Bret's world to spiral. The film goes full speed ahead towards a strange ending but a fitting one - filled with an out of control cop and some crazy acts.

The way the story is told is so matter of fact and it seems like a docudrama at times and feels like real life - granted the story could've used more 'hollywood' but hey - it seems more like reality. This makes the film work.

There is a scene show in a car between Bret and the new girl that is shot so beautifully that I re-watched it right away. The lighting, the composition, the blocking - all so well done.

By the time the film reaches the end (and I won't spoil what happens), Bret and the viewer are drained.

Now, there are some scenes which are a bit wacky and some the story itself gets weird at times but overall the direction and acting are very good. Check this film out, it's different and worth a look!

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