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Free Samples -- A hung-over law school dropout spends her day doling out free samples of ice cream and attitude while being wooed by last night's hook-up in this offbeat comedy with a stellar cast.
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Ever have one of those years?
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A Stanford law-school dropout named Jillian escapes to the anonymity of Los Angeles to figure out what she wants to do with her life... See more » | Add synopsis »
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535th Review: Nice small movie about honesty and ice-cream.... See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Jess Weixler ... Jillian

Jesse Eisenberg ... Tex

Halley Feiffer ... Nancy

Jason Ritter ... Wally
Jeff Sloniker ... Harvy
Tanner Vale ... Twin Robby
Taylor Vale ... Twin Bobby

Wendy Shapero ... Homeless Stacy
Abigail McFarlane ... Patricia
Johari Powell ... Joel

Angel Parker ... Joel's Mother
Jordan Davis ... Peter

Barrett Shuler ... Tommy

Choice Skinner ... Larry

John Rosenfeld ... Joe

Madison Leisle ... Anna

Joseph McKelheer ... Richard Swinger

Suzy Nakamura ... Neighbor

Joe Nunez ... Yani Perez

Tippi Hedren ... Betty

Matt Walsh ... Mr. Hightower
Jennifer June Ross ... Penny

Jocelin Donahue ... Paula

Whitney Able ... Dana

Craig Gellis ... Steel

Keir O'Donnell ... Danny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Montré Burton ... Mr. Vanilla

James Duval ... Antonio

Cory Knauf ... Noah

Eben Kostbar ... Matthew

Anthony Traina ... Adam

Directed by
Jay Gammill 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Beggarly 

Produced by
Jim Beggarly .... co-producer
Jay Gammill .... co-producer
Sarah Beth Goer .... associate producer
Mark Gould .... co-executive producer
Kevin Iwashina .... executive producer
Cory Knauf .... co-producer
Eben Kostbar .... line producer
Eben Kostbar .... producer
Eric Kramer .... co-executive producer
John Madden .... co-executive producer
Tony Mayer .... co-executive producer
Joseph McKelheer .... producer
Nick Mystrom .... executive producer
Michael Potts .... executive producer
Bill Rothacker .... co-executive producer
Martin Schmitz .... co-executive producer
Travis Stevens .... associate producer
Michael Van Gilder .... co-executive producer
Richard Wham .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Elbogen 
 
Cinematography by
Reed Morano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jay Gammill 
Franklin Peterson 
 
Casting by
Joe Lorenzo 
 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Lombardi  (as Jeffrey Givens)
 
Art Direction by
Julie Ziah 
 
Costume Design by
Alisha Silverstein 
 
Makeup Department
Lara Cilento .... key makeup/hair
Ashley Cordova .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Erin Owens .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Vanover .... first assistant director
Victor Winters .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sarah Bess .... scenic painter
Anthony Cafaro .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Josh Bissett .... audio mixer
Marissa Linn Carus .... foley engineer (as Marissa Carus)
Charles German .... boom operator
Geoff Green .... sound editor
Perry Levy .... adr engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Akers .... first assistant camera
Tony Banando .... grip
Francisco Bulgarelli .... electrician
Andrew Dickieson .... key grip
Nick Erickson .... best boy grip
Oren Kaplan .... digital imaging technician
Reed Morano .... camera operator
Yuki Noguchi .... electrician
Christopher Pritzlaff .... gaffer
Jonathan Pritzlaff .... grip
Joseph Segura .... second assistant camera
Jarret Sexton .... best boy electrician
Kevin M. Slee .... still photographer
Matty Sumida .... digital imaging technician
 
Casting Department
Sergia Louise Anderson .... casting assistant
Kimberly Dollar .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Smith .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Chris Hall .... colorist
Matty Sumida .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation consultant
Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Julius Amaya .... production secretary
Tim Banach .... event coordinator
Ben Bolea .... production assistant
Tiffany Boyle .... packaging and sales executive
Beth Caldarello .... production coordinator
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Joe Hardesty .... key set production assistant
Evan Kopczyk .... assistant production office coordinator
Elana Kostbar .... assistant to producer
Marcy Kostbar .... assistant to producer
Erin Owens .... production manager
Daniel E. Parr .... production accountant
Jonathan Pringle .... production assistant
Irish Quinn .... key set production assistant
Pamela Robison .... script supervisor
Liz Sandifer .... production assistant
Liz Sandiford .... production assistant
Shannon Sonnier .... publicist
Will Soper .... film accountant
Anthony Traina .... producer asst
 
Thanks
Timothy Alverson .... special thanks
Belinda Benko .... special thanks
Guilherme Campellon .... special thanks
Louis Dargenzio .... special thanks
Rik DeLisle .... special thanks
Dominic DeMaria .... special thanks
Vineet Dewan .... special thanks
Stephanie Drachkovitch .... special thanks
Steven Edell .... special thanks
Eric Kallevig .... special thanks
Oren Kaplan .... special thanks
Dave MacLean .... special thanks
Alex Marino .... special thanks
Thomas J. Nordberg .... special thanks (as Tom Nordberg)
Michele Nordin .... special thanks
Greg O'Bryant .... special thanks
Tom O'Leary .... special thanks
Erik Olson .... special thanks
Kim Pollard .... special thanks
Collin Redden .... special thanks
Kim Redden .... special thanks
Shwn'ee Reddick .... special thanks
Tim Rettley .... special thanks
Allison Schroeder .... special thanks
Vero Shamo-Garcia .... special thanks
Lindsey Shockley .... special thanks
Kevin M. Slee .... thanks
Suzanne Spangler .... special thanks
Steven Sprung .... special thanks
Lonny Stevens .... special thanks
Paul Todisco .... special thanks
Ariel Vergez .... special thanks
Christina Wade .... thanks
Matt Walker .... special thanks
Steve Watson .... special thanks
Joanne Roberts Wiles .... special thanks
Kay Wilson .... special thanks
Inman Young .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for brief language
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80 min
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USA:R | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)

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Filmed in 13 days in Los Angeles.See more »
Quotes:
Wally:I am going to wait on a customer with no pants on. Tell me that isn't the coolest thing ever.See more »
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
535th Review: Nice small movie about honesty and ice-cream...., 6 April 2013
Author: intelearts from the big screen

Free samples is what an indie movie should be: small, quirky interesting, more character than action - about real life rather than just imagination, and this is Free Samples. It's a film that requires little effort to enjoy but is full of little vignettes that leap off the screen.

All in all, I for one enjoyed this more than many big budget movies: the characters have something to say, the comedy is nicely observed, the camera is tight (even semi-documentary), it's well edited and well shot with a great sense of slacker pace about it and it has a charm of its own.

Seriously, a nice gentle comedy set sround one day of looking after an artificial ice-cream van (so free samples) with some vitriol in the exchanges - the whole thing come across as ten times more honest than most comedies and this is one I would warmly recommend.

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