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Janie Jones -- A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.


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David M. Rosenthal (written by)
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Two strangers. One family.
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Abigail Breslin ... Janie Jones

Alessandro Nivola ... Ethan Brand

Elisabeth Shue ... Mary Ann Jones

Brittany Snow ... Iris

Peter Stormare ... Sloan

Joel David Moore ... Dave (as Joel Moore)

Frances Fisher ... Lily Brand

Frank Whaley ... Chuck

Rodney Eastman ... Billy

David Lee Smith ... Officer Dickerson

Michael Panes ... Ulysses
Robert Goodwin ... Smoking Door Man
Guy Van Swearingen ... Gil

Adam Shalzi ... Creepy Goth Kid

Katie Rich ... Brassy Girl (as Katie Riccio)

Richard Cotovsky ... Club Manager
Douglas Tyler ... Good Ole Boy #1
Ed Flynn ... Good Ole Boy #2

Vincent Teninty ... Farm Boy

William Smillie ... Obnoxious Fan (as William S. Smillie)

Jessica Joy ... Girl #1

Kara Zediker ... Girl #2

Kris Wolff ... Jail Guard

John Turk ... Mullet Guy

Gene L. Hamilton ... Butler

Sam Thakur ... Stan

Julia Valentine Larson ... Fan (as Julia Larson)
Hillary Watkins ... Waitress
Jonathan Altman ... Hooting Fan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Baker ... Concert Patron (uncredited)
Holly Martin Baker ... Concert Patron (uncredited)
Samy Camara ... Groupie (uncredited)
Joseph Canales ... Punk Rocker #1 (uncredited)
Andrea Cunningham ... Groupie (uncredited)
Kate Fitzgerald ... Hotel Patron (uncredited)

Vanessa Giselle ... Girl In Audience (uncredited)
Stephen Janousek ... Punk Rocker #2 (uncredited)
Derek F. Mahr ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Paul Perry ... Background (uncredited)

Joseph Scott ... Punk Concert Fan (uncredited)

Aleksey Solodov ... Guy at the airport (uncredited)
James Stordahl ... BG (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ... Promoter (uncredited)
Nick Toussaint ... KU Student (uncredited)

Directed by
David M. Rosenthal 
Writing credits
David M. Rosenthal (written by)

Produced by
Eric Bassett .... producer
Ann Dubinet .... co-producer
Aaron L. Gilbert .... executive producer
C. Steve Goldstein .... co-executive producer (as C. Steven Goldstein)
Ed Gundlach .... co-executive producer
Nick Guzzone .... executive producer
Keith Kjarval .... producer
Matt Luber .... executive producer
Ken Meyer .... executive producer
Julius Morck .... co-executive producer
Stian Morck .... co-executive producer
Lee Nelson .... executive producer
Kurt Rauer .... associate producer
Steven Ritchie .... line producer
Peter Roach .... executive producer
David M. Rosenthal .... executive producer
Ali Rounaghi .... co-executive producer
Ben Ruffman .... co-executive producer
Michael Schroeder .... associate producer
Jay Sedrish .... line producer
Rick Spalla .... co-producer
Keith Watkins .... executive producer
Original Music by
Eef Barzelay (score composed by)
Cinematography by
Anastas N. Michos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
Casting by
Shannon Makhanian 
Mickie Paskal 
Jennifer Rudnicke 
Production Design by
Stephen Altman 
Set Decoration by
Kat Wilson 
Costume Design by
Vanessa King 
Makeup Department
AnnaLisa Berglund .... assistant hair stylist
Latrice Edwards .... key makeup artist
Mary Kate Gales .... hair department head
Aimee Lippert-Bastian .... Department Head Makeup
Production Management
Kevin Carraway .... production manager
Allan Hagan .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
W. Alex Korp .... first assistant director
Joe McDougall .... assistant director
Joe Moore .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jonathan Altman .... leadman
Brett Andrews .... property master
Daniella Greenberg .... art department coordinator
Caitlin B. Hall .... assistant property master
Ben Lowney .... property master
Andrea Metzler .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jeremy Brill .... boom operator
John Guentner .... foley mixer
Marti D. Humphrey .... re-recording mixer
David Kirschner .... sound mixer
Jon Locker .... extra sound
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders .... re-recording mixer
Scott Sanders .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Zimmerman .... first assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Steven E. Jones Jr. .... credits designer
Tom MacDougall .... visual effects
Tim Montijo .... senior digital effects artist
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Darit Phoung Brown .... grip
Alex Bushe .... digital media technician
Justin McAleece .... first assistant camera
Casey McClurken .... best boy electric
Mike Pisani .... grip
Kevin Pittman .... dolly grip
Spencer M. Rohan .... key grip
Anthony Schrader .... electrician
Addae Shelby .... best boy grip
Andrew Shoemaker .... electrician
Andrew Shoemaker .... grip
Justin Thaler .... camera car operator
Christopher Vinopal .... gaffer (as Chris Vinopal)
Dean Williams .... still photographer
Dean Williams .... still photographer
David Williamson .... key grip: Chicago
Casting Department
Josh Breit .... casting associate
Bill Marinella .... extras casting
Robert James Monk .... extras casting assistant
Melissa Pryor .... casting associate
Jamie Stires .... casting associate
Kelli Jo Sweeney .... extras casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alyssa Shipley .... key costumer
Amanda Vinopal .... costume supervisor (as Amanda Scholl)
Editorial Department
Alex Bushe .... second assistant editor
Danny Rafic .... first assistant editor
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Kevin Vale .... digital intermediate producer
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Robert Grigsby Wilson .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Nicholas Jamison .... location manager
Vinh Lu .... location manager: Chicago
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Gemma Hayes .... original songs
Rachel Komar .... additional music supervision
Chris Seefried .... music sound engineer
Other crew
Darit Phoung Brown .... production intern
Joseph Canales .... stand-in: Creepy Goth Kid
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Sandra Christian .... production liason
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Stephanie Edmund .... production assistant (as Stephanie Gonzalez)
Tecia Esposito .... script supervisor
Pamela Garrett .... key production accountant
Allan Hagan .... production coordinator
Vanessa Hansen .... production assistant
Asa Hope .... stand-in: Abigail Breslin
Mela Lee .... adr voice artist
Darcy Lueking .... base camp production assistant
Sean Lynn .... chef
Ken Meyer .... legal services
Ann Marie Moreno .... production assistant
William G. Santor .... financing (as William Santor)
Gary Michael Schultz .... production staff
Stephanie Sessions .... production assistant
Jeremy Ray Smolik .... stand-in: Males (as Jeremy Ray)

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USA:114 min
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The film's dedication is "For Julia", who is director's David M. Rosenthal real daughter and his assistant director for this film. They first met when he was 30 and she was 11.See more »
[first lines]
Sloan:We're almost there, guys, I think. Just talked to the venue. They say, it's totally sold out. Almost.
Chuck:Any more Hot Pockets left?
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Like a Bad Documentary with Redeeming Characters, 6 September 2014
Author: dansview from United States

I watched this because I like songwriting,road pictures, and the lead guy as an actor. But I couldn't stick with it. I left at the 3/4 mark. It was like watching a documentary of a no-talent loser strumming a guitar in bars. How long can you do that? OK Indie film world. There are a lot of Godless waste-oids floating around the states and the world. We get it already.

Was this supposed to be summer time? No one was cold, there was no snow in the Heartland, and the kid was not in school. No one ever mentions school. They could have at least acknowledged what season it is. Where is she from? Elisabeth Shue would have been 46 when this was filmed. Thirteen years prio, she would have been 33. Isn't that a bit old for a groupie? Especially since she is eight years older than the lead guy in real life.

I guess it was good that the music sucked, because then you can see why the guys is struggling and not famous anymore.I give credit for not dubbing in some soundtrack. The lead guy looks so much like Chris Martin of Coldplay by the way. We are to assume that years ago, with a full band, he sounded good and had a knack for writing poignant lyrics.

Nivola (the lead) played his role with soul, as he always does. The little girl did well by not pushing any stereotypes of the jaded kid or the precocious one.

I just didn't know where this was going,or maybe I knew all too well, and that's why I abandoned it.

I don't recommend it to anyone. It's slower than molasses, and it's hard to root for anyone, other than the kid. Having said all that, it never stooped to sleaziness or preaching, and didn't slam you over the head with an Indie soundtrack to the non-musical scenes.

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