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Wirey Spindell (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 January 2000 (USA)
A whimsical look back at the life of a man who is nervous about his upcoming wedding.

Director:

Eric Schaeffer

Writer:

Eric Schaeffer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Schaeffer ... Wirey Spindell
Eric Mabius ... Wirey, age 17
Devin Matthews Devin Matthews ... Wirey, Junior High
Zane Adlum Zane Adlum ... Wirey, age 8
Callie Thorne ... Tabitha
Samantha Buck ... Samantha
Jennifer Wiltsie Jennifer Wiltsie ... Wirey's Mom, Young
Peggy Gormley ... Wirey's Mom, Mature
John Doman ... Wirey's Father
Caroline Strong ... Judy
Don Creech ... Mean Teacher
John Deyle John Deyle ... Principal Dickens
Bryan Callen ... Robby-present day
Mel Rodriguez ... Ernesto (as Melvin Rodriguez)
Stefan Niemczyk ... Lapper
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Storyline

A semi-autobiographical tale of Eric Schaeffer, who as Wirey Spindell, is seeing a marriage counsler with his future wife because he is nervous about his upcoming wedding. Together, they remember some of Wirey's life and the sexual misadventures of his youth. Written by Simon Hova <ShimonH@hotmail.com>

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He's having more second thoughts than he's had second dates.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Brattleboro, Vermont, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,234, 28 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,838, 19 March 2000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In what is suppose to be the year 1969 a sign for the Broadway show "Chicago" can be seen on the Howard Johnson's restaurant in Times Square in Manhattan. That show didn't open until 1975. See more »

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Right On Time
Written and Performed by Amanda Kravat
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Dialogue and risks set it apart
9 May 2002 | by Grosik_StimSee all my reviews

I, as many IMDB patrons seem to have, stumbled upon this little film when it appeared on the Canadian "Showcase Network". I was, as many of you, also sucked in and watched the entire film. I was hooked, at first, by the literate dialogue and wry sense of humour that the film is rich with. I was coasting along comfortably on a sort of "Kevin Smith meets Killer Films" wave until half way through when the movie really buckled down and explored it's themes in more detail... with a decidedly darker and more poignant edge. Far from being taken out of the experience, I was brought further in. This is not the best film of it's kind and will certainly not have universal appeal... so I do understand some of the more negative reactions to it. But I bought in... and enjoyed it immensely. The "flash back" type movement in the chronology was effective, the characters were well-realized and the issues raised were human, accessible (to my experience anyway) and interesting. I was quite impressed with the film's ability to remain sweet, funny and entertaining while not shying away from controversial subject matter and raw emotional language, dynamics and situations. This movie is a great antidote to a lot of the schlock that has permeated the witty/clever romantic genre. A kind of male Brigitte Jones for the literate sect. Take 2 hours out of your busy schedule and jump into Wirey's world... or you could go rent "You've Got Mail", 'cause if that appeals to you, you won't like this anyway! Those of us who did like it will be alright without you on our side...


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