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Our story takes place in the fertile, San Joaquin Valley. Fueled by gin and sheer determination, Elizabeth James (Ms... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Love Letter to Central Cali' and 70's Filmmaking See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jane Kaczmarek ... Ms. Liz

C. Thomas Howell ... Delbert Furgeson

James Lafferty ... Fever

Aaron Hill ... D-1

Dale Dickey ... Retta Lee

Michelle Lang ... Shelly

Octavia Spencer ... Nurse Keller

Jack Kehler ... Barry Kitchanski

Leon Russom ... Gene Lee

Jeremy Ratchford ... Phill Noff

Janet Gunn ... Arlene

Michael Lawson ... Prototype

Tom Fugedi ... The Colonel
Peter Donovan ... Shotgun

Michael Patrick McGill ... Lumber Junction Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cristina Aceves ... Tubing Girl #2
Josh Adell ... Dale Pope

Deborah Baker Jr. ... Receptionist
David Baumgardner ... Teddy

Sean Carrigan ... Jack Shaw
Travis Crown ... Import Racer
Jade Davis ... Jessica

Sam Dobbins ... Officer Grant

Julia Faye Fisher ... Girl #2
Matthew James Hansen ... Mike
Heather Harden ... Bonnie

Rhonda Hedegaard ... Tracy
Chad Homan ... Auto Owner

Joe Howard ... Petitioner

Shirley Hughes ... Waitress
Deborah Lang ... Mrs. Remmington
Ben Lazarus ... Disk Jockey
Summer Lima ... Alley
Blaine Lourd ... Leonard Crobbs
David Macedo ... Auctioneer

Mark MacPherson ... Crony #1

Darrell Mapson ... Dave
Brian McCowan ... Will

Greg McDonald ... Jimmy
Steve Neil ... Barrel Chested Man
Nancy O'Hara ... Stacy Williams

Alyshia Ochse ... Joanee
Marcello Palmieri ... Cosby
Richelle Parreira ... Jacquie

David Ross Paterson ... George

Christopher Pennock ... Darren Williams
Refugio Ramirez ... Driver
Jared Rice ... Arturo
Doug Scarbrough ... Mr. Remmington

Scott Seargeant ... Cal

Gavin Sindher ... Arturo's Gang Member

Cecelia Specht ... Customer
J. Robert Spencer ... Loan Officer Don
Stephanie Stoven ... Tubing Girl #1

Randy Tobin ... Luckymart Manager
Michael R. Tweedy ... Bill
Brian James Walker ... Dan

America Young ... Monique
Zachary ... Crony 2 (as Zack Russom)

Directed by
Eshom Nelms 
Ian Nelms 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eshom Nelms 
Ian Nelms 

Produced by
Merry Colomer .... associate producer
John J. Derango .... executive producer
Johnny Derango .... producer
Irvin E. Engebretson .... executive producer
Michelle Lang .... producer
Max Lupercio .... executive producer
Eshom Nelms .... producer
Ian Nelms .... producer
Megan Powers .... associate producer
Steven Rogers .... co-producer
Ron Yanke .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Donovan 
Will VanderWyden  (as Will Holland)
 
Cinematography by
Johnny Derango 
 
Film Editing by
Traton Lee 
 
Casting by
Elizabeth Michell 
 
Production Design by
Nathan Carden 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Velosa 
 
Makeup Department
Lauren Goodman .... additional makeup artist
Demesha Hardy .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul J. Alessi .... post-production supervisor
Merry Colomer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cassandra Lynn .... second second assistant director
Ryan Power .... second assistant director
Megan Powers .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Karah Prokay .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jakob Beetem .... additional sound mixer
Gary DeLeone .... sound editor
Anthony Enns .... sound mixer
Matthew James Hansen .... boom operator
Ben Lazarus .... sound mixer
Karol Urban .... dialogue editor
Karol Urban .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Urban .... supervising sound editor
John Warrin .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Coleman .... additional steadicam operator
Johanna Coyne .... set photographer
Chris Cuthbert .... additional second assistant camera
Valentin Duran .... grip
Colby Festner .... additional first assistant camera
Jess Haas .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jess Haas .... steadicam operator
Daniel Hodge .... key grip
David McCabe Jr. .... best boy electric
Marcus Moreno .... g&e swing
Dan Prostak .... best boy grip
Greg Simone .... best boy
Joshua Simpson .... gaffer
Salil Sundresh .... second assistant camera
John Waterman .... first assistant camera
Lisa Zunich .... set photographer
 
Casting Department
Carollyn DeVore .... casting director: local
Dorothy Snyder .... casting associate: local
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Madison Enloe .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ryan Gee .... digital intermediate editor
Robbie Renfrow .... digital intermediate colorist
Rain Valdez .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Benjamin Harms .... composer: additional music
Austin Wintory .... composer: additional songs
 
Transportation Department
Matt Voisine .... transportation
 
Other crew
Tracy Nelms .... caterer
Richelle Parreira .... production assistant
Lisa Zunich .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Stephen Ballentine .... thanks
Cathryn Jaymes .... with memories of
Mark Lang .... very special thanks
Rob Sparks .... thanks
Rob Sparks .... thanks
 

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101 min
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Love Letter to Central Cali' and 70's Filmmaking, 10 April 2013
Author: Mandrake Peterson III from Los Angeles, CA

I was immediately reminded of "The Last Picture Show" and "Hud" after seeing "Lost on Purpose." It's a drama that takes a truthful glimpse into our changing country and tells it without gimmicks and bull-crap, unlike "Promised Land" by Gus Van Sant. It is a soulful journey full of insight and integrity. Although the area of Central California this is set is not necessarily the prettiest in the state, the filmmakers find the beauty of the land and the pathos of its people. They don't make a lot of films like this any more...but thank goodness the Nelms brothers have. Not sure if the rest of the audience recognized J. Robert Spencer from Broadway's "Jersey Boys," but I sure did. He's a sensational stage talent and great here in a small role. Phenomenal music by All The Real Girls as well and a charming performance by the musician, Peter Donovan. He's like John Cougar Mellencamp in Chuck Taylor's. Kudos as well to great secondary performances from Michelle Lang and Michael Lawson, whom I immediately recognized from HBO's "Enlightened."

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