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Prince Avalanche -- Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
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Director:
Writers:
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (based on the film "Either Way") and
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Release Date:
19 September 2013 (Netherlands) See more »
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Plot:
Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Incredible plot (which plot?) and incredible mini-cast still keeps you interested for the full 90 minutes See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Paul Rudd ... Alvin

Emile Hirsch ... Lance
Lance LeGault ... Truck Driver
Joyce Payne ... Lady
Gina Grande ... Madison

Lynn Shelton ... Voice of Madison (voice)
Larry Kretschmar ... Lumberjack
Enoch Moon ... Lumberjack
David L. Osborne Jr. ... Lumberjack
Danni Wolcott ... Lumberjack
Morgan Calderoni ... Kid
Savanna Porter ... Kid
Juniper Smith ... Kid

Directed by
David Gordon Green 
 
Writing credits
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson  based on the film "Either Way" and
David Gordon Green  written by

Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson  story

Produced by
James Belfer .... producer
Brad Coolidge .... co-executive producer
Melissa Coolidge .... co-executive producer
Árni Filippusson .... executive producer
David Gordon Green .... producer
Jody Hill .... executive producer
Leo Joseph .... executive producer
Todd J. Labarowski .... executive producer (as Todd Labarowski)
Berndt Mader .... co-producer
Danny McBride .... executive producer
Tobias Munthe .... executive producer
Lisa Muskat .... producer
Matt Reilly .... executive producer (as Matthew Reilly)
Derrick Tseng .... producer
Alexander Uhlmann .... co-producer
Theo Youngstein .... executive producer
Craig Zobel .... producer
Davíd Óskar Ólafsson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Explosions in the Sky 
David Wingo 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Orr (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Colin Patton 
 
Production Design by
Richard A. Wright 
 
Art Direction by
Joshua Locy  (as Josh Locy)
 
Costume Design by
Jill Newell 
 
Makeup Department
Tara Cooper .... key hair stylist
Tara Cooper .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kayse Goodell .... second assistant director
Atilla Salih Yücer .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kevin Blosser .... on-set dresser
Mick Flowers .... property master
Carmen Hilbert .... art department intern
Robin Pattinson .... art department intern
Keola Racela .... art department intern
Darius Shahmir .... weapons construction
Fabian Valdez .... art production assistant
 
Sound Department
Marco Alicea .... digital transfer
James Austin .... engineering services
Shayna Brown .... sound recordist
John Countryman .... video services
Will Files .... sound designer
Will Files .... sound re-recording mixer
Pascal Garneau .... sound effects editor
Christof Gebert .... production sound mixer
Michael Levine .... digital transfer
Steve Morris .... engineering services
Nathan Nance .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Rosati .... boom operator
Ronald G. Roumas .... recordist (as Ronald C. Roumas)
Clint Smith .... dialogue editor
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T. Torrijos)
 
Visual Effects by
Nick Smith .... digital compositor: Cinelicious
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nolan Aldridge .... gaffer
Michael Ashe .... assistant camera: second unit
Andrew Dallas .... third grip
Scott Gardner .... still photographer
Scott Gardner .... underwater photographer
Mike Gillespie .... best boy grip
Colin Harrington .... best boy grip
Stephen McBride .... second assistant camera
Steve Pedulla .... best boy electric
David Regan .... first assistant camera
Darius Shahmir .... behind the scenes photographer
Eric Treml .... director of photography: second unit
Ezra Venetos .... key grip
Chris Bourke .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiffany Barry .... costume supervisor
Hana Crumley .... costume intern
 
Editorial Department
Alex Bickel .... digital intermediate colorist
Danny Caccavo .... digital editorial services
Reggie Diaz .... digital intermediate coordinator: Cinelicious
Tyler Fagerstrom .... digital intermediate assist: Cinelicious
Paul Korver .... digital intermediate supervisor: Cinelicious
Dmitri Makarov .... digital editorial services
Daniel Stuyck .... assistant editor
J.D. Funari .... editor: teaser trailer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gerry Cueller .... additional music supervisor
Greg Danylyshyn .... additional music supervisor
Explosions in the Sky .... musician
Nick Smith .... musician: trombone
Michael Tully .... musician: beatboxing
Devoe Yates .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Paul Logan .... driver: talent
 
Other crew
Rick Appleton .... security
Anne S. Atkinson .... legal services: Pryor Cashman
Matthew Balzer .... script supervisor
Avram Dodson .... media manager
Danessa Dudley .... production assistant: first team
Andrew Epstein .... epk: Behind the Scenes Productions
Seana Flanagan .... production coordinator
Hugo Garza .... set production assistant
Jane Glenn .... caterer: All's Well Catering
Hubert Gordon Green .... logo designer
James A. Janowitz .... legal services: Pryor Cashman
Lauren Kinsler .... office intern
Paul Knaus .... location manager
Doulos Kun .... production assistant
Mike Lane .... client services
Ross Miller .... production insurance: Reiff & Associates
Jeremy Mohler .... key set production assistant
Charlotte Moore .... accountant: post-production sound
Randolph Paul .... additional legal services
Danielle Ruby Philippa .... production accountant (as Ruby Dee Philippa_)
Eva Porter .... client services
David Roper .... set medic
Eric Alan Rousseau .... office intern (as Eric Rousseau)
Andrew Segovia .... production assistant: first team
Stephen Sowers .... set production assistant
Curtis Sparks .... security
Ian M. Stratford .... additional legal sevices: Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers (as Ian Stratford)
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel
Tom Sveen .... set production assistant
Mike Taylor .... set medic: Guardian EMS
Nick Theodorakis .... epk: Behind the Scenes Productions (as Nicholas Theodorakis)
Shameel Vasquez .... payroll services: Media Services (as Shameel Vazquez)
David Weiser .... office intern
Sean White .... set production assistant
Meredith Wurzbach .... production insurance: Reiff & Associates
Beth Dewey .... main title producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Anne Beck .... special thanks
Andrew Belfer .... special thanks
Shanah S. Blevins .... special thanks
Freddy Cantu .... special thanks
Roger Dolle .... special thanks
Arielle Javitch .... special thanks
Derward Kelly .... special thanks
Aleen Keshishian .... special thanks
Lance LeGault .... in memory of
Teresa Legault .... special thanks
Matt Moss .... special thanks
Terry Orr .... special thanks
Alan Oxman .... special thanks
Shani Rosenzweig .... special thanks
Brian Swardstrom .... special thanks
Anna Vollette .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexual content.
Runtime:
94 min
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Trivia:
8.2 miles is 13196.6 metres. Divide by 9.6 metres for the stripes plus the distance between the stripes, and that's 1374.6 stripes.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The inspection sticker on the truck used in the film has the date 2011 yet the film is based in 1988See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Alvin:[about cassette tape] Hey! What are you doing?
Lance:I was falling asleep. I thought it would be a good idea to change the station situation.
Alvin:It wasn't. I was listening to that.
Lance:I know, but it's boring for the rest of us. I was falling asleep doing the work.
Alvin:So what?
Lance:So, I wanna play this tape. I wanna play this play to get motivated and pumped up, ya know?
Alvin:I know, I know you want to play that tape. Look, you know what, Lance, I'm not here to start a fight. That's not what I want to do. But I need to listen to my language tapes in order to become proficient and informed to the best of my abilities.
Lance:What about the equal time agreement?
Alvin:That doesn't apply to studies in education. The equal time boom box agreement doesn't apply in this case. That's for recreation.
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21 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Incredible plot (which plot?) and incredible mini-cast still keeps you interested for the full 90 minutes, 5 April 2013
Author: JvH48 from Amersfoort, The Netherlands

I saw this one at the Berlinale 2013 film festival, where it was part of the official Competition. The synopsis left me speculating what interesting things could happen in the given circumstances. Two men all alone in a deserted environment, meeting virtually no one while underway, and having a boring tedious task before them. Would one eventually kill or otherwise harm the other one?? Any attempt to have sex together, perhaps?? Or are they bordering on getting mad and about to make a mess of their job?? The situation could scatter in any direction, so it seemed. Anyway, the direction the story actually took was surprising. It is difficult but also unnecessary to condense the story here. Let me only say that the Dear John letter carried by the younger one (Lance) and addressed to the older one (Alvin), is an essential element in the proceedings.

They encounter some people, but these are only icing on the cake, no more no less. The lorry driver with the home made booze is picturesque in his behavior and his looks, offers some distraction from the story line, but is not essential. The woman in the burnt down cottage, desperately looking for her license as a pilot, left a minor open end when we see her later on with aforementioned lorry driver, though the latter denies having seen any woman around. But this is a trivial detail, not hampering my viewing experience.

All in all, I must say that this movie surprised me much more than I could have imagined after reading the synopsis on the festival website. It can be of no surprise that the Berlinale 2013 International Jury awarded a Silver Bear for best director, deservedly since he made a compelling movie out of barely nothing. The two main characters perform very well, and the desolate décor is perfectly integrated in the end product as presented to us.

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