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  (in credits order)

Ryan O'Nan ... Alex

Michael Weston ... Jim

Arielle Kebbel ... Cassidy

Andrew McCarthy ... Brian

Jason Ritter ... Kyle

Wilmer Valderrama ... Jason

Christopher McDonald ... Jack

Melissa Leo ... Sarah

Jake Miller ... Jackson
Charles Chu ... Joe

Philip Ettinger ... John John

Steven Boyer ... Fibber

Charlie Hewson ... Tibber
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Barrett ... Mother
Ron Bender ... Biker Bar Patron
Christina Blithe ... Biker Chick
Teena Byrd ... Goth Groupie
Tanya Davis ... Goth Groupie
Cori Dioquino ... Frat Party Girl

Monique Dupree

Joy Gohring ... Jim's Drunk Date

Michael Hirstreet ... Goth Kid
Caleb J. Jackson ... Security

Hasina Jamal ... NYC Pedestrian
Emily Johnson ... Patron

Jennifer Juniper ... Bar Patron (as Jenni Goodman)

Amber Nelson ... Smoker 1

Isaak Presley ... Bradley
Robert Rickert ... Drummer (as Bobby Rickert)
Brady Starr ... Dancer

Carl Stevens ... Band Stage Hand

Douglas Watson ... Grandpa

Matthew James Gulbranson ... Biker Dude (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ryan O'Nan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryan O'Nan  screenplay

Produced by
Sergio Aguero .... executive producer
Eric Bannat .... associate producer
Jason Michael Berman .... producer
Sandra Berman .... executive producer
Sandy Berman .... executive producer
Christopher S. Bryson .... associate producer
Kwesi Collisson .... producer
Caroline Connor .... co-producer
Thomas B. Fore .... executive producer
Lindsay Hovel .... co-producer
Mark G. Mathis .... executive producer
Laura Mehlhaff .... co-producer
Ruth Mutch .... executive producer
Mick Partridge .... associate producer
James R. Rosenthal .... line producer
Steven Saxton .... executive producer
Michael Schiffman .... associate producer
Original Music by
Rob Simonsen 
Cinematography by
Gavin Kelly 
Film Editing by
Annette Davey 
Casting by
Jessica Kelly 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Ola Maslik 
Art Direction by
Ian Salter 
Emilia Spirito 
Costume Design by
Derek Sullivan 
Makeup Department
Sherri Bramlett .... hair department head
Liz Lash .... makeup department head
Dawn Mattocks .... hair stylist
Production Management
Eric Bannat .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher S. Bryson .... first assistant director
Marc Turchin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jack Dorsey .... on-set dresser
Kelly Shaw .... set dresser
Sound Department
Sasha Awn .... dialogue editor
Patrick Christensen .... adr recordist
Rob Cooper .... sound recordist
Steve Giammaria .... dialogue editor (as Steve 'Major' Giammaria)
Chris Hall .... boom operator
Sebastian Henshaw .... foley artist
Sebastian Henshaw .... foley editor
Cory Melious .... sound re-recording mixer
Cory Melious .... supervising sound editor
Carrie Sheldon .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Shawn C.H. Baron .... key rigging grip
Aaron Biller .... first assistant camera
Kevin 'Vinnie' Campbell .... gaffer
Jesse Feldman .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nick Gardner .... camera operator
Maximilian Gutierrez .... cinematographer: second unit (as Max Gutierrez)
Francis Hemsley .... camera production assistant
Edward Hohman .... key grip (as Eddie Gaga)
Mike Locke .... grip (as The Kid)
Mike Miller .... electrician
Jeremy Morrison .... digital imaging technician
Todd Norton .... rigging gaffer
Stephen Scott .... best boy electrician
Jory Sutton .... still photographer
Dave Wilkins .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Betsy Royall .... local casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Prisekin .... assistant costume designer
Emily Johnson .... costume intern (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Damian Drago .... end title designer
Jimi Patterson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Duncan Blickenstaff .... assistant to composer
Steve Giammaria .... music editor (as Steve 'Major' Giammaria)
Oren Hadar .... scoring mixer
April Kimble .... music supervisor
Other crew
Alyson Bastinelli .... production assistant
Sherrie Bradshaw .... production controller
Patrick Burn .... location manager
Caroline Connor .... production coordinator
Leah Cronican .... production assistant
Mollie A. Gallagher .... associate producer
Mike Groner .... insurance broker
Kent Hamilton .... insurance broker
Sarah Levenstein .... script supervisor
Katie Ryan .... production assistant
Rick Turner .... production assistant

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Brooklyn Brothers really do beat the best, 13 April 2012
Author: IndieFilmHoward

This was a screening that was on my must see list, when I attended the Gasparilla Film Festival in Tampa. It won the feature film Audience Award.

Ryan O'Nan (he also received the Rising Star Award at GIFF) and Michael Weston played off each other excellently as the musical misfits pulled together, by somewhat depressing life events, to road trip to random music venues across America. At one venue, they gain the interest of Cassidy (played wonderfully by Arielle Kebbel), who becomes their road manager. The three of them cram into, what I recall being an old Rabbit, and have those conversations you have while cruising along in tight spaces.

As they pursue their goal of competing at a "battle of the bands" event, they take a discombobulated path from East Coast to West, where their stops at music clubs, frats, and busking pulls in the viewer to the characters' general efforts to succeed and to be accepted. Their music is an integral part of the film, and it guides the story along with the duo's up and downs in their ultimate quest to connect with others.

On a side note, I saw the Brookly Brothers perform after their screening, and their music is just as captivating live as in their film.

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