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Tilt (2003)


Lance Peverley


Lance Peverley, Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (inspired by: "El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Braidwood ... Sam Penzer
John R. Taylor ... Don Quixote
Glenn Taranto ... Miguel Saavedra
Glen Barwise ... Newsstand Vendor - Welcome to Vancouver (as Glen D. Barwise)
Jason Dedrick Jason Dedrick ... Beggar - Welcome to Vancouver
Christine Knight Christine Knight ... Streetwalker - Welcome to Vancouver
Babs Chula ... Alda Lawrence - Cervantes' Bar (as Babz Chula)
C. Ernst Harth ... John - Cervantes' Bar
Michael Busswood Michael Busswood ... Hank - Cervantes' Bar
Michael Roberds ... Steve - Cervantes' Bar
Sheri-Lynn Day Sheri-Lynn Day ... Waitress - Cervantes' Bar
Jessica Earle Jessica Earle ... Child Prostitute ("A 'Parent' in Distress") (as Jesse Earle)
Ben Odberg Ben Odberg ... The Client ("A 'Parent' in Distress")
Patrick Stark Patrick Stark ... Thug Lance ("Don Quixote vs The Skinheads")
Shawn Stewart ... Thug Marty ("Don Quixote vs The Skinheads")


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Heroes realize their dreams. Sidekicks merely survive them.


Drama | Short



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Release Date:

26 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Crazy Credits

Barry Shelton, Patrick Stark & Lance Peverley thank the following cast, crew and contributors for invaluable assistance in realizing their dream See more »


Performed by Alfredo Sadel
Written by Agustín Lara
AL Music (Vza.)
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An ambitious undertaking that would make Don Quixote proud
21 March 2004 | by lea-1See all my reviews

I've seen Tilt at a few different screenings. Each time I find myself amazed at how well done this is. I am intimately familiar with most of the story behind the making of this little film and it is Quixotic in it's own right. True to form, Lance Peverley and Patrick Stark set out determined to bring this story to life and they did. It took them 4 years to get all the bits and pieces assembled into a finished product. The cast and crew getting together whenever their schedules permitted and working from donations of time, equipment and money, they held on to their vision and saw it through. To see this movie and hear the story behind it is truly an experience.

This version of the story brings the ancient tale to modern day but all the old familiar names are there. As in Cervantes's tale, Don Quixote is persistent in his belief in chivalry and honour. He clings to the old ways and is reluctant to give way to modern behaviours. He sees things in a different way, the smoke stack of a factory is a beast to be conquered, his bicycle is his trusty steed and the hapless man stranded by a transit strike who tries to help suddenly finds himself to be the sidekick to the deluded Quixote.

There are many familiar faces among the cast, you'll recognize Tom Braidwood (from The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen), C. Ernst Harth (from episodes of The X-Files, Millennium, First Wave, and countless feature films, most recently Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed), as well as Glenn Taranto and Michael Roberds from The New Addams Family.

Terry Gilliam has not been as lucky or successful in bringing his version of the Don Quixote story to life, in the documentary that tells of his efforts he alludes to a curse upon any movie version of the tales of Don Quixote. Cervantes himself had his own obstacles to overcome before bringing the story to fore. If the curse is true, then Peverley and Stark may have conquered it.

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