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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.


Eric Schaeffer


Eric Schaeffer




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


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.




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An exploration of three major parts of a man's life in an attempt to explain his fear of intimacy days before his marriage to a woman he knows he should and does love.
18 September 2002 | by bwm26See all my reviews

An example of genius filmaking. The epic story of three major stages of life for a young boy told with eloquence and raw fearlessness. Rarely does a film come along that causes me to out loud say during most of the viewing, "this is a really good film...." again and again. That is exactly what happened when I watched this film. I really do not understand how anyone could not like it. I found myself at moments crying and laughing at the very same moment, unable to control how I felt about the scene. The acting is outstanding. Eric Mabius- why is he not all over movie screens? He was really extraordinary. His seemingly effortless attempt on the screen impacted me in deep visceral ways. I thank him. In my opinion, Eric Schaeffer is one of the best filmakers around, and I hope he continues to rise to the challenges that he faces while trying to give us art in the face of ferocious commercial filmaking.

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21 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,234, 30 January 2000

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1.85 : 1
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