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After listening to a radio news report indicating that left-handed people die earlier than right-handers, a tele-marketer decides to convert to left-handedness in order to shorten his life.

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Mel Cobb
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Stacy Trachsel
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Winston Banks
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Frank
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Television News Anchor
Lynn Samuels ...
Radio Talk Show Host (voice)
Ken Settanni ...
Jonathan King (voice)
Darrill Rosen ...
Alastair Stepford (voice)

Directed by

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Rae McGrath

Written by

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Rae McGrath ... (written by)
 
William Brown ... (additional material)

Produced by

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William Brown ... producer: radio news segments
Mike Dryburgh ... producer: television news segment
Rae McGrath ... producer

Music by

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Stefan Bruck

Cinematography by

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Rae McGrath

Film Editing by

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Stefan Bruck

Editorial Department

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William Brown ... assistant editor

Costume Design by

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Hope McGrath ... (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Anton Estaban ... sound recordist
Jon Mangion ... sound recordist

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Miriam Del Valle ... production assistant
Franco Iorio Jr. ... production assistant
Hope McGrath ... assistant to director (as Hope Boxwill)
Exile Ramirez ... consultant (as Exile Rameriez)
Tim Robbins ... consultant
Jorge Rubio ... production assistant
Duke Scoppa ... consultant
W. Ed Stephenson ... consultant (as Ed Stephensen)
William Brown ... title designer (uncredited)

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Gary Bimblick ... special thanks: B&R Promotions
James Rosano ... dedicatee

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Plot Summary

Mel Cobb leads a lonely existence in an apartment filled with clutter, his only contact with the outside world being as a weekend tele-marketer for a start-up newspaper which features stories on city road, bridge and tunnel construction workers in order to alleviate road rage among motorists who are stuck in traffic. One morning, Cobb listens to a radio news report indicating that left-handed people die younger than right-handers, and so makes the decision to convert to left-handedness as a means of shortening his life span. His attempt at becoming a lefty leads to an interesting turn of events which suggest that he may be at the start of a never-ending cycle. Written by W.B.

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  • Lefty-Right (United States)
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  • 50 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In an early draft of the script, writer-director Rae McGrath specified the frequency of the radio station Mel Cobb listens to as "1610 AM"; however, after William Brown, who played Cobb, researched and advised McGrath of a 1997 decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expanding the uppermost limit of the AM radio frequency to 1700 kHz from its prior cutoff of 1600 kHz, the fictitious station's frequency was changed (at Brown's behest) to "1720 AM." See more »
Movie Connections References The Honeymooners (1955). See more »
Soundtracks The Long Walk See more »
Quotes Mel Cobb: Good luck, Mr. Trachsel.
Stacy Trachsel: Hey, Cobb... it's Stacy.
Mel Cobb: Good luck, Stacy.
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