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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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Better than average coming of age film See more (5 total) »


  (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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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
Color (MiniDV) | Color
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The original script was 165 pages, scaled way down due to budgetary constraints.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 »
Don - Jim's Dad:Get a lawyer!See more »
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Why does the cop attack Willard and Andy?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Better than average coming of age film, 14 June 2009
Author: cultfilmfanatic from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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