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Kaboom -- Smith's everyday life in the dorm - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor - all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night.


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Gregg Araki (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 October 2010 (France) See more »
A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Thomas Dekker ... Smith

Haley Bennett ... Stella

Chris Zylka ... Thor

Roxane Mesquida ... Lorelei

Juno Temple ... London

Andy Fischer-Price ... Rex

Nicole LaLiberte ... Red-Haired Girl

Jason Olive ... Hunter

James Duval ... The Messiah

Brennan Mejia ... Oliver

Kelly Lynch ... Nicole

Carlo Mendez ... Milo

Christine Nguyen ... Freshman Bimbo

Michael James Spall ... Smith's Dad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Bresnahan ... Surgeon (uncredited)

Brandy Futch ... Drug Fairy Nymph (uncredited)

Natalie Alyn Lind ... Cult Victim (uncredited)

Jen Mears ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregg Araki 
Writing credits
Gregg Araki (screenplay)

Produced by
Gregg Araki .... producer
Pascal Caucheteux .... producer
Beau J. Genot .... associate producer
Pavlina Hatoupis .... co-producer
Pavlina Hatoupis .... line producer
Sebastien Lemercier .... executive producer (as Sebastien K. Lemercier)
Jonathan Schwartz .... executive producer
Andrea Sperling .... producer
Original Music by
Robin Guthrie 
Vivek Maddala 
Mark Peters 
Ulrich Schnauss 
Cinematography by
Sandra Valde-Hansen 
Film Editing by
Gregg Araki 
Casting by
Jenny Jue 
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Todd Fjelsted 
Art Direction by
J.B. Popplewell 
Set Decoration by
Kristen Rajterowski 
Costume Design by
Trayce Gigi Field 
Makeup Department
Mark Andrews .... makeup artist
Molly Cranna .... assistant makeup artist
Roxxi Dott .... key hair stylist
Chelsea Hite .... makeup intern
Lorraine Martin .... key makeup artist
Miko Nishida .... hair intern
Kathy Tapia .... assistant hair stylist
Natalie Vermiglio .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Daniela Roth .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Reels .... second second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
Jake Worden .... second assistant director
Art Department
Pj Aguilera .... builder/swing
Adam Bolt .... production illustrator
Jeremy Carpel .... leadman
Rocio Carrizales .... on-set dresser
Katie Crawford .... set dresser
Elizabeth Cummings .... assistant art director
Carl Fieler .... builder/swing
Austin Lovell .... construction coordinator
Alicia Marquez .... props
Ayaka Ohwaki .... on-set props
John Roberson .... set dresser
Rosie Sanders .... set dresser
Heath Satow .... sculptor
Sound Department
Jakob Beetem .... sound department intern
Tara Blume .... foley artist
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Irene Montero .... foley editor
Andrejs Prokopenko .... boom operator (as Andrew Prokopenko)
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Denielle Rose .... sound mixer
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Wesley Cronk .... visual effects
Matt Berberi .... stunt double
Jacqueline Case .... stunt double
Chad Guerrero .... stunt double
Audi Resendez Ihlen .... stunt double (as Audi Resendez)
Irving E. Lewis .... stunt double
Mario Perez .... stunt double: Jimmy Duval
Lou Simon .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Akers .... first assistant camera
Leah Anova .... electrician
Team Bashet .... key grip
Chris Carroll .... gaffer
Hillary Elder .... electrician
Tony Foresta .... stunt camera operator
Brock Goetz .... second assistant camera
Roberto Gudino .... electrician
Mariscela Beatriz Mendez .... electrician (as Mariscela Mendez)
Kevin Morris .... second assistant camera
Lee Ramsey .... electrician
Kevin W. Skaggs .... electrician
Igor Tochilnikov .... grip
Marcos Valadez .... electrician
John Veleta .... digital imaging technician
Marianne Williams .... still photographer
Casting Department
Shaunessy James Quinn .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Evelyn Bram .... wardrobe
April Dunlap .... costumes
Olivia Hateley .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Alex Blatt .... associate editor
Joseph K. Chen .... assistant editor
Chuck Crews .... digital intermediate editor
Adam Nazarenko .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Christy Wegener .... location manager
Music Department
Tiffany Anders .... music supervisor
Jen Pray .... music clearance
Transportation Department
Lauren Levine .... transportation coordinator
Raymond Martin .... driver
Other crew
Chris Aguilar Garcia .... assistant: Andrea Sperling
Alishe Beardeaux .... post production assistant
Nic Berlin .... production assistant
Annalis Clint .... production assistant
John Emmons .... medic
Jessica Feavel .... production assistant
Michelle Frezieres .... script supervisor
Jacob Halajian .... production assistant
Michelle Holt .... production accountant
Marcus Hu .... assistant: Gregg Araki
Tierre Kennedy .... security
Katherine Lo .... location liaison
Ayana McNair .... production assistant
Tara Jean O'Brien .... production assistant
Benjamin Rotast .... key production assistant
Liz Singh .... production assistant
Todd Svoboda .... production assistant
Eva Valett .... post production coordinator
Sally Van Gorder .... video artist
Matt Warren .... production assistant
Cortney L. Wilson .... production assistant (as Courtney L. Wilson)
Dorsay Alavi .... thanks
Explosions in the Sky .... special thanks
Matthew Flint .... thanks
John Waters .... thanks

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Additional Details

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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (2011) | Canada:18A (British Columbia/Ontario) | France:12 (with warning) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III (film festival rating) | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:Unrated

Did You Know?

A few exterior shots are of the Theodore Geisel Library at UCSD.See more »
Continuity: When Smith first meets the red-haired girl at the party, she pukes all over his right shoe. He then goes to the bathroom & begins washing his left shoe in the sink.See more »
Smith:It's always the same dream. I'm wandering, naked, in this strange maze of hallways, and I feel this creeping sense of impending doom, like something terrible's about to happen. I pass my roommate, my mom, my best friend Stella - basically every significant person in my life - and they're all just staring at me like I'm some kind of museum display behind glass...See more »
Movie Connections:
References Rebecca (1940)See more »
First Punk WarsSee more »


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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Not a good film, 13 March 2012
Author: dominicdelaware from United Kingdom

When people start talking about a directors previous films as a supporting material for his current one, it's not a good sign. This film is poorly plotted and paced. The actors put in committed performances but the script is laughable. Never as edgy as it seems to think it is. The actors lines fall like lead balloons from their lips.

I wasn't sure if Kaboom was intentionally aiming for so-bad-its-good fare, but it missed the mark on that score.

I've seen this film called 'Donnie Darko meets Rules of Engagement'; in reality if it was just a little worse, it could have been a Sci-fi Showgirls - but instead of being truly bad, it's merely mediocre.

Some great performances to be fair, but a bad film that isn't bad enough to be worth recommending.

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