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Answer This! -- Brilliant trivia whiz Paul Tarson is great at answering little questions but horrible at answering the big ones - like what's he going to do after grad school?
Answer This! -- Trailer for Answer This!
Answer This! -- In this clip from the movie, Paul and Naomi explore the city of Ann Arbor - and their burgeoning relationship - in what we affectionately refer to as The Date Montage. Includes some of our favorite, most romantic shots in the movie - not to mention a live scene at a Michigan Football Game.
Answer This! -- A comedy coming-of-age story set at the University of Michigan in the world of competitive bar trivia, centering on a group of friends who finally get a shot at beer, women and nerdy redemption when they take on the biggest challenge of their lives - a citywide trivia tournament.


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Comedy set in the world of competitive bar trivia, centering around a group of frustrated academics who finally get a shot at beer, women and nerdy redemption when they enter a citywide trivia tournament. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christopher Gorham ... Paul Tarson

Arielle Kebbel ... Naomi Nahar

Nelson Franklin ... James Koogly

Evan Jones ... Izzy 'Ice' Dasselway

Kip Pardue ... Lucas Brannstrom

Kali Hawk ... Shelly
Ralph Williams ... Dr. Elliot Tarson

Chris Parnell ... Brian Collins
Frank Zieger ... Free Hug Guy
Julie Glander ... Beth Tarson

Steve Abdo ... Janitor
Nick Parisho ... Trivia Chant Guy (as Nick 'Gimli' Parisho)
Ethan Gorham ... Young Paul

Carrie Royce Fisk ... Conservative Sarah (as Carrie Fisk)

Matt Lockwood ... Stoner Chaz
Kojo Asiedu ... Normal Shlub Mike

Brian Balzerini ... Jock Ryan
David Chudnow ... Vaguely Amusing Josh
Lila Feinberg ... Sorority Girl Alison
Julia Young ... Neurotic Lauren
Brendt Rioux ... Dorky Carlo

Davis Gloff ... Dr. Smies
Marty Bufalini ... Dr. Hoguefeld
Geoffrey Beauchamp ... Dr. Aegis

Laurie Brown ... Dr. Gordon

Michael Sinterniklaas ... Umlat the Flunkee
Simran Grewal ... Sharat

Cindy Chu ... Moo Shu Dork
Albert Chen ... Moo Shu Dork
Nelson Beltran ... Moo Shu Dork
Chris Barr ... SIG Ape
Brian Bradley Jr. ... SIG Ape
Ryan Sieg ... SIG Ape
Patrick Moug ... Biker For Obama
Kef Lee ... Biker For Obama
Bill Lumbert ... Biker For Obama
Nils Johnson ... Biker for Obama
Pamela Croydon ... Luscious Lady
Erin Conrad ... Luscious Lady
Mashay Chapman ... Luscious Lady
Kevin Leistner ... Wizard Person
Alexander Schostak ... Wizard Person
Michael Mawilai ... Wizard Person
Kevin Olmstead ... Wizard Person
Ted Myers ... The Anarchist
Ryan Coulter ... Bill
Theo Williamson ... Stan
Mike N. Kelly ... Doug (as Mike Nelson Kelly)
Kyle Thomas ... So Frosh
Aaron Thomas ... So Frosh
Nelson Kazan ... The Chode
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rebecca Flinn ... Additional Voices (voice)
Adam Friedman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christina M. Bender ... Student (uncredited)
Jay J. Bidwell ... Student In Quad (uncredited)

Clark Birchmeier ... Biker (uncredited)

Johnny Flynn ... Frat Guy (uncredited)
Nesti Gee ... Matt (uncredited)

Tim Holmes ... Tough Biker Guy (uncredited)
Alan Madlane ... Interviewee (uncredited)
Sean Magill ... Frisbee Guy (uncredited)
Ralph H. Meyer ... Professor (uncredited)
Aphrodite Nikolovski ... Barista (uncredited)
Caroline Rankin ... Student (uncredited)
Benjamin Rodriguez ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Chad A. Shelton ... Guy on Street (uncredited)
Jennifer Sulkowski ... Sarah (uncredited)
Kelli Jo Sweeney ... College Student (uncredited)
Eric Tuchelske ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Farah 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christopher Farah  written by

Produced by
Lee Doyle .... associate producer
George Farah .... executive producer
John Farah .... executive producer
Mike Farah .... producer
Anna Wenger .... producer
Ann Zalucki .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Paesano (original music by)
Cinematography by
Christian Sprenger 
Film Editing by
Wendy Nomiyama 
Casting by
Nicole Abellera 
Production Design by
Alexi Gomez 
Art Direction by
Beth Gatza 
Costume Design by
Iris Bainum-Houle 
Makeup Department
Ryan Brooks .... make-up/hairstylist
Christy Courtney .... hair stylist
Jenna Drudi .... make-up/hairstylist
Heather Ford .... makeup department head
Shauna O'Toole .... makeup artist: second unit
Andrea Syron .... makeup artist
Production Management
Terra Abroms .... post-production supervisor
Ross Girard .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alana Brown .... second second assistant director
Shadie Elnashai .... first assistant director
Brian LaForge .... additional second assistant director
Katie Magill .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
David Chudnow .... art department production assistant
Steve Katz .... art production assistant
Sound Department
Brandon Conley .... boom operator
Chris Conover .... adr technician
Eric Lalicata .... additional re-recording mixer
Tom Ozanich .... sound re-recording mixer
John Sanacore .... foley mixer: adr mixer
Frank Smathers .... supervising sound editor
Bo Sundberg .... sound mixer
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Christopher Barbeau .... stunt coordinator
Harry M. David .... stunt team
Nikolay Livshiz .... stunts
Diane Miller .... stunt player
Luke Wallace .... stunt rigger
Philip Ward .... stunt team
Amber Whelan .... stunt double: Arielle Kebbel
Camera and Electrical Department
Jake Beemer .... grip
Christopher Brown .... still photographer
Devin Cameron .... best boy grip
T. Dominic Cochran .... camera operator: "B" Camera
Renato Delos Reyes .... grip
Andrew Dickieson .... electrician
Alexander Falk .... additional camera assistant
David Favenyesi .... electrician
Geoff George .... still photographer
Dallas Griffin .... grip
Mike Herrera .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Hoyle .... dit red camera
Cody Jacobs .... gaffer
Brian Lane .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Casey McClurken .... electrician
Chris McLeod .... best boy electric
Aaron Ruby .... grip
Jacqueline Stahl .... electrical intern
Ed Titus .... key grip
Jesse Vallejo .... dolly grip
Zoe Van Brunt .... first assistant camera
Justin Watson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Justin Watson .... steadicam operator
Casting Department
Joanne Bloom .... casting assistant
Albert Chen .... extras casting
Carrie Ray .... casting: Michigan
Samara Rosenbaum .... extras casting assistant
Alex Tompkins .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shareen Chehade .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Matt Blackshear .... digital intermediate editor (as Matthew Blackshear)
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Katie Fellion .... post production consultant
Megan Gilliam .... editing production assistant
Mark T. Osborne .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Michael LaFond .... location manager
Music Department
Ron Finn .... music editor
Joshua Johnson .... musician
Braden Kimball .... music scoring mixer
Braden Kimball .... score recordist
Jon Leshay .... music supervisor
Aragorn Wiederhold .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Aaron Arkens .... production assistant
Will Beckstein .... production accountant
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
David Chudnow .... craft service
Nick Curdy .... production assistant
Caroline Dunbar .... craft assistant
Brian Flynn .... production assistant
Megan Gilliam .... production secretary
Andrew Grissom .... production assistant
Peter Hanink .... trivia advisor
Aaron Lebovic .... production coordinator
Adam Lienhardt .... production assistant
Katie Magill .... production coordinator
Sean Magill .... craft assistant
Sean McAninch .... production assistant
Ann Marie McMichael .... production assistant
Kristin Owings .... script supervisor
Alexander Schostak .... production assistant
Sunny Singh .... production assistant
Taylor Stanton .... production assistant
Paul Sutherland .... production assistant
Belinda Tantalo .... craft assistant
Belinda Tantalo .... production assistant
Alex Tompkins .... production assistant
Liam White .... key production assistant
Julia Young .... special assistant to producer

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and smoking
105 min
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USA:PG-13 (National Board of Review) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46114)
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Continuity: While Paul and Naomi are in the bounce house, Naomi is wearing socks for most of the scene. However, in stills from the scene, and in one brief shot, she is clearly barefoot.See more »


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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Terrific New Film...., 14 April 2011
Author: Arden Rynew from United States

"Answer This! is a modern comedy with a great cast. The acting is uniformly good. I've never heard of this Director before, but I'm sure we're going to hear and see a lot more work from him. The quality of the editing and photography is excellent. Having not heard anything about this film, I walked in not knowing what to expect. Someone should think about changing the Film's Poster because it doesn't project what this film is about. Some clever person will figure this out and "package" this film, and then, a studio will make a lot of money. I'm looking forward to see the next film this director makes. I'm sure we will see much more of the cast. Take my advice and see this film.

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