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Stories USA (2007)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2008 (USA)
Ten individuals set out to find themselves in an alienating world, filled with heartbreak, deception and tragedy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Kid (segment "Club Soda") (as Stephen R. McQueen)
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Mike (segment "Club Soda")
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Jack (segment "Club Soda")
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Doc (segment "Club Soda")
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Bunny (segment "Club Soda")
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The Man (segment "Club Soda")
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Neil (segment "Club Soda")
John Barillaro ...
The Repairman (segment "Club Soda")
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Carla (segment "Club Soda") (as Marivel Razo Decker)
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Chester (segment "Street of Pain") (as Ken Campbell)
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Floyd (segment "Street of Pain")
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Cheryl (segment "Street of Pain")
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Mark (segment "Street of Pain")
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Beau (segment "Street of Pain")
Emmy Laybourne ...
Merideth (segment "Street of Pain")
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Storyline

Ten individuals set out to find themselves in an alienating world, filled with heartbreak, deception and tragedy. With so much at stake, these strangers struggle to overcome their fates and find their place in a frequently harsh and unforgiving world. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout, some drug use, brief nudity and sexual content

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American Breakdown  »

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Trivia

Third movie Scott Caan and Paul Walker have starred in together, first Varsity Blues (1999), second Into the Blue (2004). See more »

Crazy Credits

On the theatrical release poster, principal actors Steve Carell and Josh Hartnett both have their last names misspelled as "Carrell" and "Harnet" respectively. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Little Things (2005) See more »

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Hocus Pocus
Written by Paul Carafotes (as P. Carafotes)
Produced by Tedi Sarafian
Published by Koo Koo Charlie Publishing (ASCAP)
Performed by Josh Siegel with Emma Carafotes and Penelope Alexitch
[Played during segment "Club Soda"]
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I have watched some slow convoluted stories in my day but this one beats them all hands down.
27 August 2011 | by (Las Vegas, United States) – See all my reviews

Yes I understand it was a compilation of short stories. What was missing is that something that normally would tie these stories together or at least if they are all unrelated stories make each one stand on it's own merit. Merit is the missing factor here. I guess I made it thru about one half of this 90 minutes before I had to walk out of the theater. This one should have come with a money back guarantee. Interestingly the plot outline here on IMDb reads, "A compilation of short films about desperate lives in America, starring many of the world's top actors." and I wonder if any of these 'Top Actors' bothered to look at this piece of truly unwatchable garbage after receiving what must surely have been overpayment for services rendered. Did anyone working on this bother to read the script? I think my dog could write more lucid and entertaining stories. Please people that worked on this, don't do it again. Life is too short. This movie was about desperate people and it certainly achieved that, it made me desperate to leave the theater. You have been warned.


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