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Release Date:
8 August 2012 (France) See more »
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Centers on a large 15-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jacob Wysocki ... Terri

John C. Reilly ... Mr. Fitzgerald

Bridger Zadina ... Chad Markson

Creed Bratton ... Uncle James

Olivia Crocicchia ... Heather Miles

Tim Heidecker ... Mr. Flemisch

Justin Prentice ... Dirty Jack

Mary Anne McGarry ... Mrs. Hamish

Curtiss Frisle ... Sex Ed

Tara Karsian ... Mrs. Davidson

Diane Salinger ... Mrs. Vick (as Diane Louise Salinger)

Lisa Hoover ... Waitress

Jenna Gavigan ... Samantha Goode

Jessica D. Stone ... Rachel #1

Jamie Lee Redmon ... Rachel #2
Robert Towers ... Priest
Eddie Pepitone ... Joe Hollywood

Josh Perry ... Marcus Bloom (as Josh 'The Ponceman' Perry)

Melanie Abramoff ... Amy
Nelson Mashita ... Custodian
Jeffrey Noah Silcock ... Donny Washburn
Nate Sanchez ... Teenager #1
Francisco Pedrasa ... Teenager #2 (as Francisco 'Kico' Pedrasa)

Logan Holladay ... Student on Rope
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marty Hrejsa ... Bus driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Azazel Jacobs 
Writing credits
Patrick Dewitt (written by)

Patrick Dewitt  story
Azazel Jacobs  story

Produced by
Jefferson Bjoraker .... co-executive producer
Cameron Brodie .... executive producer
Tyler Brodie .... executive producer
Alison Dickey .... producer
Johnathan Dorfman .... executive producer
Temple Fennell .... executive producer
Zack Free .... co-executive producer
Hunter Gray .... producer
Lynette Howell .... producer
Dawn Cullen Jonas .... executive producer
Sarah Lash .... executive producer
David Guy Levy .... executive producer
Christine No .... associate producer
Alex Orlovsky .... producer
Phaedon A. Papadopoulos .... associate producer
Jacob Pechenik .... executive producer
Crystal Powell .... associate producer
Chris Stinson .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mandy Hoffman 
Cinematography by
Tobias Datum 
Film Editing by
Darrin Navarro 
Casting by
Nicole Arbusto 
Joy Dickson 
Production Design by
Matt Luem  (as Matthew Luem)
Art Direction by
Nicolas Kelley 
Set Decoration by
Lori Schindler 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Akiko Matsumoto .... makeup department head
Maya Murakami .... hair department head
Yoko Nobushi .... additional makeup artist
Chie Noguchi .... makeup intern
Yuko Takahashi .... additional makeup artist
Lina Terai .... makeup intern (as Rina Terai)
Production Management
Brian Buckland .... additional production supervisor
Samantha Housman .... post-production supervisor
T. Scott Keiner .... additional production supervisor (as Scott Keiner)
Daniela Roth .... production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
Chris Stinson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chandra M. Alexander .... second second assistant director
Dave Halls .... first assistant director
Jonathan Southard .... additional first assistant director
Karla Strum .... second assistant director
Art Department
Donahl Davila .... propmaker
Dustin Dillard .... set dresser
Ram Foulger .... set dresser
Greg Gonzalez .... art department assistant
Sara Beckum Jamieson .... art department assistant (as Sara Jamieson)
Clayton Kemble .... set dresser
Danielle Lee .... art department assistant
Jonny Look .... set dresser
Sally Park .... property master
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound re-recording mixer
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
David A. Cohen .... dialogue editor
Steven Iba .... adr mixer
Doug Latislaw .... additional adr mixer
Zsolt Magyar .... sound: additional photography
Tony Max .... boom operator
Julia Shirar .... additional sound mixer
Julia Shirar .... sound designer
William Storkson .... foley supervisor
Eric Thomas .... sound mixer
Logan Holladay .... stunt performer
Logan Holladay .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Borruso .... additional first assistant camera (as Len Boruso)
Jean-Pierre Caner .... second assistant camera
Sean Edwards .... grip
Derrick Esperanza .... additional best boy electric
Devon Hoff-Weekes .... loader
Yu Karitani .... grip
Phoebe Krueger .... additional second assistant camera
Timothy McCrary .... set lighting
Lawrence Montemayor .... first assistant camera
Sergio Munoz Jr. .... grip
Stephen R. Ohab .... additional best boy electric (as Stephen Ohab)
Bill Otto .... gaffer
Ashley Pavicic .... grip
Tommy Phillips .... set lighting (as Tommy 'T-Bone' Phillips)
Yanis Rutmanis .... additional gaffer
John Stamps .... best boy grip
Bela Trutz .... steadicam operator
Somsy Vejsiri .... best boy electric
Lauren Ward .... additional still photographer
Nate Wayman .... key grip
Alexandra Weiss .... still photographer
Casting Department
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting (as Brandi Hawkins)
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samantha Brown .... set costumer
Diana Contreras .... wardrobe supervisor
Caiti Hawkins .... set costumer
Oskir Pierantoni .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Brian Beard .... digital intermediate editor
Jean-Pierre Caner .... editorial support
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist
Calvin Dunham .... post-production production assistant
Joseph Krings .... editorial support
Kit Lubold .... digital intermediate data manager
Sheila MacMullan .... drs operator
Ross Miltenberg .... digital intermediate scanner
Sharra Stetson Platt .... digital intermediate producer
Steven White .... digital intermediate editor
Michael John Koetter .... software engineer (uncredited)
Music Department
Peggy Baldwin .... musician
Mandy Hoffman .... musician
John Mason .... musician
David Morrin .... musician
Joe Rudge .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ed Adams .... driver (as Ed 'Fast Eddie' Adams)
Domingo Bustamante .... driver (as Domingo 'Mingo' Bustamante)
Jay Norof .... driver
Hugo Ocana .... transportation captain
Tony Ruiz .... transportation coordinator
Emily Skelton .... driver
Terry Smith .... driver: honeywagon
Kenneth Thompson .... driver (as Ken 'Mississippi' Thompson)
Matt Voytish .... driver: honeywagon (as Matt 'BB' Voytish)
John W. Wierman .... driver: Lietske (as John Wierman)
Other crew
Anthony Ardisone .... set medic
Setto Ayanyan .... head chef
Case Barden .... set production assistant
Steve Berens .... animal trainer
Steve Berman .... completion guarantor: Film Finances (as Steven Berman)
Marty Carlin .... studio teacher
Chad Cohen .... insurance agent: Reiff & Associates
Spencer Crossland .... assistant location manager
Kelsea Davis .... production assistant
André Des Rochers .... attorney: Gray Krauss Des Rochers
Melissa Downing .... location scout (as Melissa 'Zippy' Downing)
Megan Drayton .... set production assistant
John Emmons .... set medic
Anthony Enriquez .... set production assistant
Tecia Esposito .... script supervisor
Andra Gordon .... assistant: Verisimilitude
Christopher Hackman .... assistant chef
Charlie Hicks .... set production assistant (as Charlie Hicks)
Lisa Hoover .... location manager
Bobby Jauregui .... set production assistant
David Guy Levy .... creator: 'Joe Hollywood' footage
Jordan Londe .... key set production assistant
Marion Mauran .... set production assistant
Jon-Michael Mooney .... intern
Jim Munoz .... set production assistant
Jesse Patrone-Werdiger .... acquisitions coordinator: ATO Pictures
Miranda Rhyne .... intern
Blair Richman .... assistant: Silverwood Films
Hunter Rodriguez .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Ben Salvetti .... set production assistant
Samantha Schwartz .... office production assistant
Eric Scofield .... title designer
Missy Simms .... additional studio teacher
Rob Spence .... production office coordinator
Robert Spencer .... assistant chef
Wednesday Standley .... production secretary
Carter Stanton .... intern
Joe Suffredini .... animal trainer
Hector Tinoco .... location scout
Tim Tippens .... intern
Jordan Treml .... intern
Erik Winston .... additional studio teacher
Daniel Wolf .... office production assistant
Daniel Wolf .... set production assistant
Peter Wulff .... location scout
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Nicole Compas .... production counsel (uncredited)
C.B. Mullen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard Abramowitz .... special thanks
Athena Currey .... very special thanks
Burton Gray .... very special thanks
Josh Hartnett .... thanks
Corey Walter .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug and alcohol use - all involving teens
USA:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:14A | Canada:G (Quebec) | UK:15 | USA:R

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Mr. Fitzgerald:Life's a mess, dude, but we're all just doing the best we can, you know. You and me, and Samantha. We are just doing what we can. So if I hurt you or if i lied to you, all I can tell you is I'm sorry and I'll try to do better... May be i will do better or may be i will do even worse. I don't know.I screw up all the time, because that's what people do. You know.See more »
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18 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A sweet, tender, and very observant film, 27 August 2011
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

As we know, high school can be a difficult and challenging place for even the most socially adaptive student. For those who are different in one way or another, it can be misery, and alienated students do not always find a compassionate counselor or friend to steer them through the tough times. In the movies, however, it is often a different story. We have seen several films recently about teens that have lost their way but somehow find the perfect mentor to support them. The latest example of this is Terri, a new film by Azazel Jacobs, whose 2008 Momma's Man, was a work of rare honesty about a recently married man who falls into a psychological paralysis that keeps him from accepting the reality of his adult life.

Though the genre of teen misfits has been done before, Terri looks at the situation from a different vantage point and the result is a film of unusual freshness. Based on a screenplay Jacobs wrote with novelist Patrick Dewitt, Terri brings together an unlikely friendship between Terri (Jacob Wysocki), a heavily over-sized parentless teenager who lives with his Uncle James (Creed Bratton) who is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's, Chad (Bridger Zadina), a skinny, androgynous-looking youth with a high-pitched squeaky voice who directs his anger towards himself by pulling his hair out, and Heather ((Olivia Crocicchia), an attractive girl who has developed an unfortunate reputation around school for inappropriate sexual acting out.

Terri is consistently late to school and comes to class dressed in pajamas because he feels they are more comfortable. He is constantly teased and bullied by those who do not understand (and perhaps never will) the meaning of empathy. His behavior, while otherwise normal, can be bizarre. When his uncle asks him to set traps for mice in their attic, Terri takes the traps out into a wooded area near his suburban home and gleefully watches the dead mice being torn to shreds by devouring falcons. His tardiness and odd behavior draws the attention of the school's vice-principal Mr. Fitzgerald (John C. Reilly) who sets up sessions with Terri each week for counseling. Attempting to play the role of buddy rather than authority figure, Fitzgerald calls Terri "dude", uses "hip" language, and exchanges high-fives, but his behavior often feels strained.

Terri learns to appreciate the attention he is given, however, and, though he is tight lipped at the beginning of the meetings, he slowly begins to open up and express his feelings. Fitzgerald also has his problems at home and is not averse to sharing them with Terri. His sharing about his personal life, however inappropriate it may be for a school administrator, does provide a more level playing field and a closer relationship grows between the two people struggling to make sense of the world. An awkward late night party at Terri's house filled with drugs, alcohol, and sexual experimentation could have become a disaster, except for Terri's new found sense of self that allows him to know intuitively when to back off.

There are few dramatic movements in Terri, no sudden insights, and no startling epiphanies backed by the swelling chords of an orchestra. There is, rather, simply a growing ability of the characters to see beyond their differences to discover their common humanity. While the question of what Terri can do to lose some weight is oddly never brought up either by his mentor or his friends, Terri is a sweet, tender, and very observant film about young people coming to terms with the reality of their being different. It is not a cruel film in the slightest but one that conveys a sincere affection for its troubled characters, and the natural performances of Wysocki, Zadina, and Crocicchia make it a film to remember and cherish.

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