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Cliché (2003)

Jack Lichec is a cop who plays by his own rules, until a mistake costs him his partner's life. Now, he's got 24 hours to solve the case and win back the love of his life...this time, it's personal.


Dallas Jenkins


Michael Patwin (screenplay)




Credited cast:
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Jack Lichec
Mary Thornton Mary Thornton ... Mandy Lichec
Tim Thomerson ... Chief Jackson
F.X. Vitolo ... Luigi DePesto
Michael Nostrand Michael Nostrand ... Joey
Karl Calhoun Karl Calhoun ... Token 'T' Black
David Allen Brooks ... Mayor Smythe
Michael Krawic ... Vladimir Smirnoff
Nick Cornish ... Scared Robber
Mark McLachlan ... Dead Robber
Mary Pat Gleason ... Francesca DePesto
Dallas Jenkins ... Annoying Cop
Chad Gundersen ... 'Happy' Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melanie Abramoff ... Girl in Diner
Brett Murray ... Police Officer (as Brett Luciana Murray)


A film in which every line, character, and scene is a well-worn movie cliche, from the obvious (it's about a cop who plays by his own rules) to the subtle (every grocery bag contains french bread). You've seen all this before...just not in one movie. Written by Anonymous

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Director Dallas Jenkins co-wrote and sang the closing credits song, the mock rock ballad "Callin' for Backup." See more »

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Very Nearly a 10!
26 October 2003 | by NinoBSee all my reviews

I saw the debut screening in LA, and Wow! Hard to believe this is a first directorial effort. Besides being a laugh-out-loud treat from the opening frame to the credit song (and the director was both lyricist and singer), the cliched (of course) scenes show restraint and artistry unusual for a 20-plus minute short. He really pulled the best from some veteran character actors, especially Kirk Woller and F.X. Vitolo.

Jenkins might have restrained from casting himself as an obnoxious cop (in a bit role), but in every other area he shines, and so does Cliche. Watch for bigger and even better things from this kid.

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1 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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