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Kwik Stop (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 April 2001 (USA)
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The tale of a Hollywood-bound actor called Lucky whose shoplifting is discovered by a local girl in a small, Midwestern town.


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Michael Gilio
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Credited cast:
Michael Gilio Michael Gilio ... Mike
Lara Phillips ... Didi
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Emil
Karin Anglin ... Ruthie
Kris Wolff ... Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guy Barile Guy Barile ... Ticket teller
Eric Curtis Johnson ... Dr. Milk
Whitney Powell ... Juvy Girl
Bob Rokos Bob Rokos ... Bar Thug
Greg Sandquist Greg Sandquist ... Police Officer
Sunny Seigel Sunny Seigel ... Sunny
Doug Steckel Doug Steckel ... Clerk #2


The tale of a Hollywood-bound actor called Lucky whose shoplifting is discovered by a local girl in a small, Midwestern town.

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21 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Great movie
10 June 2007 | by jeffharms2000See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. Seemed like a regular indie movie about self-centered young adults, but really became something else. The movie quickly runs away with itself. I just read the Ebert review. He said Kwikstop "follows its characters where they insist on going". I agree with him that this is what makes the movie surprising and fun.

It is curious too how the characters "grow up" during the movie. In a way the film-making and acting also mature as the film continues. It goes from quick and self-conscious in the acting and camera-work to long static jim-jarmusch (stranger than paradise) like shots and virtuoso performances. It is really strange. By the end you feel like you are in a different film altogether. I had that feeling of inevitability watching the characters struggle that all good fiction gives me.

Also there is a monologue in this by the character Emil (Rich Komenich) that I have just watched a hundred times. Totally gives me chills every time. Just brilliant.

I would totally see more movies by these people.

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