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A man with a boring personality, job, life, and dumped by girlfriend, auditions at the community theater and gets the lead role as Cyrano despite no acting experience. It changes his life forever.

Director:

Al Corley

Writer:

Rodney Patrick Vaccaro (as Rodney Vaccaro)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcus Thomas ... Peter Rooker / Cyrano
John Corbett ... Michael Degan / Christian
Amy Smart ... Grace Hargrove / Roxanne
Sean Astin ... Ken Zorbell
Clare Higgins ... Edwina Walters
Patty Duke ... Mrs. Keene / Earlene
Allan Corduner ... Kippy Newberg
J.W. Crawford ... Kirk
Victor Morris ... Steve
Brian Urspringer Brian Urspringer ... Scott
Kenny Jones Kenny Jones ... Ted (as Kenneth Jones)
Orianna Milne ... Susan (as Orianna Herrman)
Pam Mahon Pam Mahon ... Julie
Ernie Garrett Ernie Garrett ... Paul Fisher
Matt Salinger ... Mal Gunn
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which wreaks havoc upon his life. Written by Anonymous

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Life has a role for everyone.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Peter Rooker: Well, why WOULDN'T she leave? I mean look at me! I'm just dull. I have a dull job, a dull car, I never go out, and I have no friends. My girlfriend dumps me - who do I call to come over? My sister!
Peter's Sister: Well, what's wrong with that?
Peter Rooker: You don't pour your heart out to your sister. That's like taking your sister to the prom!
Peter's Sister: I had FUN at your prom!
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Referenced in The Hurt Locker (2008) See more »

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Downliner
Written and Performed by Jesse Malin
Courtesy of Artemis Records
by arrangement with Steel Synch
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Charming independent film
20 February 2005 | by dls30See all my reviews

I saw this film today with my friend, and although neither of us have any experience with community theatre (little of that here in NYC), we found this film to be quite charming and enjoyable. Yeah, sure, it could have used a little editing, but the actors are engaging, the dialog is humorous, and the relationships of the characters, though sometimes a little clichéd, have an underlying authenticity. Community theatre is portrayed not as the graveyard of failed actors, but as a community where talent and friendships are nurtured without regard for money and advancement. And, unlike the first reviewer, I thought the acting was quite good. My friend and I especially enjoyed the twin parts played by Patty Duke, since we're both old enough to remember her dual role on her TV show. See this movie if you're tired of blockbuster, sequels, and star vehicles.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caught in the Act See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,281, 20 February 2005

Gross USA:

$21,398

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,398
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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