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The American Side -- When Charlie Paczynski's raven-haired partner is caught in the
crossfire of a blackmail scheme gone bad, he trails the prime suspect to the brink of Niagara, only to receive a cryptic warning. Thrust into a world populated by a whiskey-swilling raconteur, strangely bonded siblings, and a dubious government agent, Paczynski joins the quest for a long-lost design by enigmatic genius, Nikola Tesla.
The American Side -- When Charlie Paczynski's raven-haired partner is caught in the
crossfire of a blackmail scheme gone bad, he trails the prime suspect to the brink of Niagara, only to receive a cryptic warning. Thrust into a world populated by a whiskey-swilling raconteur, strangely bonded siblings, and a dubious government agent, Paczynski joins the quest for a long-lost design by enigmatic genius, Nikola Tesla.


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Release Date:
14 April 2016 (Kuwait) See more »
There are three sides to every story... the truth, the lie, and the American side.
Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic scientist, Nikola Tesla. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Greg Stuhr ... Charlie Paczynski

Alicja Bachleda ... Nikki Meeker

Camilla Belle ... Emily Chase

Matthew Broderick ... Borden Chase

Robert Forster ... Sterling Whitmore

Janeane Garofalo ... Agent Barry

Grant Shaud ... The Professor

Robert Vaughn ... Silver-Haired Man

Harris Yulin ... Tom Soberin

Joe Grifasi ... The Serb

Stephen Henderson ... Stickney
Norm Sham ... Maguire

Kelsey Siepser ... Kat
Don Stuhr ... Mickey
Daniela Galli ... Tami
Todd Benzin ... Doorman
Brian Mysliwy ... Tattooed Man

Tracey B. Wilson ... Cocktail Waitress
Vincent O'Neill ... Officious Man
Wendy Higgins ... Dyta
Peter Palmisano ... Mysterious Man
Rolando Gomez ... Escobar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jessica Bell ... Cocktail Waitress / Dancer

Lynn Czekaj ... Tourist Mom (uncredited)

Joe Fishel ... Tourist (uncredited)
Joseph Giambra ... Man leaving strip club (uncredited)

Shannon M. Hart ... (uncredited)

Angel Izard ... Girl On Her Phone (uncredited)
Steve Losey ... (uncredited)

Eliza Hayes Maher ... Sister (uncredited)
Lawrence Salvatore ... Bar Patron / Tourist (uncredited)
A.J. Verel ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jenna Ricker 
Writing credits
Greg Stuhr  and
Jenna Ricker 

Produced by
Mary Henry .... executive producer
Jenna Ricker .... co-producer: One Horse Shy Productions
Jonathan Shoemaker .... producer
Tracey B. Wilson .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Shire 
Cinematography by
Frank Barrera 
Film Editing by
Robert Grigsby Wilson 
Casting by
Jen Rudin 
Production Design by
Debbie DeVilla 
Art Direction by
Max Wixom 
Costume Design by
Carisa Kelly 
Makeup Department
Katie Ambrose .... makeup artist
Sherianne Butron .... key makeup artist
Cassandra Lyons .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Alyson Latz .... unit production manager
Lauren Newhouse .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Flevotomas .... second second assistant director
Matthew McLoota .... first assistant director
Jennifer Roberts .... second assistant director
Art Department
Joshua Jenks .... on set dresser
Nikki Styliades .... art department daily assistant
Michael Swastek .... property master
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Dustin DuPilka .... foley editor
David Goodheart .... audio production assistant
Brian Langman .... dialogue editor
Perry Levy .... adr recordist
Perry Levy .... foley recordist
Brian Magrum .... adr mixer
Michael McFadden .... additional sound mixer
Eric Milano .... re-recording mixer
Eric Milano .... supervising sound editor
Steve Neal .... adr technical support
Dave Pheilshifter .... boom operator
Jeffrey Roy .... adr mixer
Randy Sparrazza .... sound mixer
Steven Tollen .... executive producer: sound
Joanna Fang .... foley apprentice (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Cassandra Del Viscio .... visual effects producer
Edmund Earle .... visual effects artist
Christopher Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Marnie Liesel .... stunt assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Jordan Bell .... key grip
Timothy Brown .... camera operator: "b" camera
Timothy Brown .... dp: additional photography
Cole Parker Christine .... digital imaging technician
Ken Cosentino .... grip
Kash Costner .... grip
Scott Franklin .... electrician
John Gorman .... gaffer
Kimberly Herman .... assistant camera
Jason Klinger .... best boy grip
Aaron Kondziela .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ed Lawton .... grip
Nicholas Limina .... grip
Shannon Madden .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Symon Mink .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Rados .... electrician
Brett Roedel .... second camera assistant:
Casting Department
Bess Fifer .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Bentley .... assistant costume designer
Constance Garcia .... set costumer
Bruna Mebs .... set costumer
Valerie Michaels .... costume intern
Editorial Department
John DiMare .... assistant editor
Sean Dunckley .... digital intermediate colorist
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Jason Fournet .... assistant editor
Ruben Gloria .... digital intermediate administration
Katie Hinsen .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Kevin Kaim .... digital intermediate assist
Danny Keefe .... digital intermediate administration
Megan Marquis .... digital intermediate producer
James Morrison .... assistant editor
Dean Mozian .... digital intermediate assist
Nayim Saati .... assistant editor
Location Management
James A. Mahathey .... location manager
Dan Milner .... location manager
Other crew
Daniel Keith Barone .... stand-in: greg stuhr
Greg Brittain .... set production assistant
Kevin Burzynski .... production assistant
David Dutchess .... set production assistant
Kim Fitzgerald .... stand-in
John Foley .... location set assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Shannon M. Hart .... stand-in: Alicja Bachleda
Evan Krauss .... distribution legal services
Jonathan Medeiros .... key set pa
Chris Prout .... set production assistant
Shawn Shelpman .... production assistant
Chaz Strothers .... production assistant
Jordan Weir .... set production assistant
Eric Wojtanik .... production assistant
Brent Bisnar .... special thanks
Katie Dowling-Marcus .... special thanks
Elizabeth Fascitelli .... special thanks
Greg Giuliano .... special thanks
Harry Glasspiegel .... special thanks
Keith Grumet .... special thanks
Mason Haupt .... special thanks
Pam Henrich .... special thanks
Jennifer K. Jacobs .... special thanks
David Johnson .... special thanks
Lisa Kassel .... special thanks
Didi Lacher .... special thanks
Mary Ann Moriarity .... special thanks
Robert Niehaus .... special thanks
Jennifer Powers .... special thanks
Keith Reddin .... special thanks
Isaiah Richard .... special thanks
Rick Smith .... special thanks
Kay Trainor .... special thanks
Doug Zagha .... special thanks

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90 min
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Anachronisms: Registration sticker on windshield of the Dodge Swinger reads "4 14".See more »
Charlie Paczynski:You had me at "death ray."See more »
Sixty-Four Thousand Dollar QuestionSee more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A pleasant surprise, 18 June 2016
Author: John Predrag from Serbia

I had an amazing time watching this noir film at a film festival in my city. They don't make movie's like this one anymore. I liked everything in it: the plot is slightly complicated, but compelling; the characters are portrayed beautifully, by both some recognizable actors and the unknown ones; there is a Tesla angle in the story which makes me even more like the movie because I am a Serbian :) (Tesla was a Serbian too BTW); the movie leaves it up to the audience to fill in the gaps, so I guess that is the reason why some people won't like it as much as I did. I highly recommend the movie to all the detective/mystery genre fans, give it a chance, you won't be disappointed!

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