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2008 (USA) See more »
In the land of plenty no excess is too much See more »
Ten individuals set out to find themselves in an alienating world, filled with heartbreak, deception and tragedy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Steven R. McQueen ... The Kid (segment "Club Soda") (as Stephen R. McQueen)

Joe Mantegna ... Mike (segment "Club Soda")

Michael Rispoli ... Jack (segment "Club Soda")

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Doc (segment "Club Soda")

Laurie Fortier ... Bunny (segment "Club Soda")

James Gandolfini ... The Man (segment "Club Soda")

Billy St. John ... Neil (segment "Club Soda")
John Barillaro ... The Repairman (segment "Club Soda")

Marivel Decker ... Carla (segment "Club Soda") (as Marivel Razo Decker)

Ken Hudson Campbell ... Chester (segment "Street of Pain") (as Ken Campbell)

Eric Stonestreet ... Floyd (segment "Street of Pain")

Kathleen Campbell ... Cheryl (segment "Street of Pain")

Steve Carell ... Mark (segment "Street of Pain")

Ian Gomez ... Beau (segment "Street of Pain")
Emmy Laybourne ... Merideth (segment "Street of Pain")

Dyllan Christopher ... Young Mark (segment "Street of Pain")

Nathan Norton ... Young Beau (segment "Street of Pain")
Erik Torppe ... Young Chester (segment "Street of Pain")

Liam Welch ... Young Floyd (segment "Street of Pain") (as Billy Welch)

Josh Hartnett ... Gianni (segment "Member")

Scott Caan ... Hayden Field (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous")

Erik MacArthur ... Owen Peedmen (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous") (as Erik Macarthur)

Paul Walker ... Mikey (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous")

Will McCormack ... Dean (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous") (as Will McCormick)
Maya James ... Lisa Mancini (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous")

Desmond Harrington ... Jay (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous")

Robert Bagnell ... (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous")

Fanshen Cox ... Maximina (segment "L.A. Knights")

Paris Hilton ... Sadie (segment "L.A. Knights")
Sole Alberti ... Lou (segment "L.A. Knights")

Jesse Woodrow ... Iowa Guy (segment "L.A. Knights")
Jason Shaw ... Fantasy Guy (segment "L.A. Knights")
Matt Walthard ... Bartender (segment "L.A. Knights")
Jarred Marsh ... Cheezy Guy #1 (segment "L.A. Knights")
Matthew Roseman ... Cheezy Guy #2 (segment "L.A. Knights") (as Matt Roseman)

Jonathan Dane ... Cheezy Guy #3 (segment "L.A. Knights")
Meredith Chin ... DJ (segment "L.A. Knights")
Betsy Miller ... Promoter Lady (segment "L.A. Knights")
Brad Grubaugh ... Bouncer (segment "L.A. Knights")
Remy G. ... Hot Car Guy (segment "L.A. Knights")

Alisen Down ... Claire (segment "The Little Things")

Ioan Gruffudd ... Simon (segment "The Little Things")

Aaron Douglas ... The Boss (segment "The Little Things")

Alistair Abell ... Bob (segment "The Little Things")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathleen Campbell ... Cheryl (archive footage)
Ken Campbell ... Chester (archive footage)
Meredith Chin ... DJ (archive footage)

Wedil David ... Barfly (segment "Club Soda") (as Weidel David)
Aaron Douglas ... The Boss (archive footage)
Jack Kissell ... (archive footage) (as Jack Kissel)
Erik MacAurthur ... (archive footage)
Will McCormick ... (archive footage)
Betsy Miller ... Promoter Lady (archive footage)
Matt Roseman ... Cheezy Guy #2 (archive footage)
Jason Shaw ... Fantasy Guy (archive footage)
Billy St. John ... (archive footage)

Directed by
David Brooks  (segment "Member")
Paul Carafotes (segment "Club Soda")
M. Eastling (segment "L.A. Knights")
Tyrone Finch (segment "Street of Pain")
Jeremy Hall (segment "Street of Pain")
Gary Hawes (segment "The Little Things")
Erik MacArthur (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Brooks  segment "Member"
Paul Carafotes  segment "Club Soda"
M. Eastling  segment "L.A. Knights"
Tyrone Finch  segment "Street of Pain"
Jeremy Hall  segment "Street of Pain"
Gary Hawes  segment "The Little Things"
Erik MacArthur  segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous"

Produced by
Thomas Bannister .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Ross Guidici (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous")
Karl T. Hirsch 
Maureen Murphy 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"American Breakdown" - , USA (reissue title)
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Rated R for language throughout, some drug use, brief nudity and sexual content
90 min
USA:R (certificate #46661)

Did You Know?

Third movie Scott Caan and Paul Walker have starred in together, first Varsity Blues (1999), second Into the Blue (2004).See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Club Soda (2006)See more »
Rock Soda (Little Mick's Theme)See more »


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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A waste of time., 24 September 2011
Author: Roger Herrera from Alaska

A terrible movie. It was a shame because I rarely watch movies because of movies like this. I got this movie because of the interesting cast line-up. Not sure how else I could put it. No plot, bad acting, terrible story.

Don't waste your time! I hate when they stick a few stars on the cover and try to sell the movie like that. It is almost like some kid graduated college with a film degree and was buddies with the stars.

Don't waste your time!

I am not sure if I am being specific enough. Even if you are in bed with a full body cast on and the nurse puts it on without your consent. Close your eyes and sing loud. It will be a better use of your time.

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