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The Seat Filler (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 2005 (USA)
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Romance and drama occur after a pop superstar falls for an audience member -- a seat filler posing as an attorney -- at a music awards show.

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Nick Castle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Duane Martin ... Derrick
Kelly Rowland ... Jhnelle
DeRay Davis ... E.J.
Mel B ... Sandie (as Melanie Brown)
Patrick Fischler ... Irwin
Christian Copelin ... Kenny
Shemar Moore ... Trent
Denise Dowse ... Derrick's Mom
Glynn Turman ... Derrick's Dad
Kyla Pratt ... Diona
Michael Chinyamurindi Michael Chinyamurindi ... Nail (as Michael Hinyamurindi)
Curtis Armstrong ... LaJean
Romy Rosemont ... Vicki
Julie Mintz ... Carrie
Tony Lee ... Waiter
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Storyline

In The Seat Filler, Derrick (Martin) is a struggling law student who takes a job as an awards show seatfiller to make ends meet. One day, he is seated next to the beautiful pop superstar Jnelle (Rowland), who mistakes him for a well-known industry executive. With an instant chemistry, the unlikely pair begin to date. But Derrick must scale creative heights to keep up the charade. When the couple begins to fall for each other, Derrick must chose between his conscience and the love of his life. Written by MomentumX

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual dialogue and a drug reference
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor por Acaso See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,812,287, 20 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,238,923, 31 December 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,972,898, 31 December 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was directed by Nick Castle who is famous for playing Michael Myers in the Halloween franchise directed by John Carpenter. Carpenter also directed the original 1980 version of "The Fog". In the 2005 remake of that film, the co-star of this film, DeRay Davis, also starred in that remake as a character who is best friends with another character named Nick Castle. That aforementioned character was named after the director of this film, The Seat Filler, Nick Castle. See more »

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[first lines]
Vicki: My name is Vicki Curtis. And you are here to be Seat Fillers. Your job is to make sure the audience never looks empty. Because without you it would look like missing teeth. We, ladies and gentlemen, we complete the smile of Hollywood. All right ya bunch of nobodies, pull out your Seat Filler rule books and read along with me. No chewing gum. No bright colors. No hats, cellphones, or pagers. No gassy foods the night before. And never ever remove your blue ribbon, it's how we ...
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Delightful
11 July 2005 | by dvaprSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Urbanworld Film Festival last year and was happy to hear that it is coming to theaters this summer. It's pretty well-directed with solid comedic performances from Duane Martin and Deray Davis, who is a bonafide scene stealer. Duane is a great straight man to Deray. And they play well off each other. I loved their scenes together the best. I hadn't even heard of Deray before this flick. Now I seem to see him everywhere, like on Entourage the other night. Kelly is perfect in this role. She might have a nice career in acting after Destiny's Child if she wanted to. Her chemistry with Duane is rally tangible and cute. Although the part she's playing isn't much of a stretch, she makes the most of her role. Shemar Moore plays Kelly's handsome boyfriend who loves himself more than he loves her. Oh, and Melanie from the Spice Girls is in it with a funny part. Great to see a romantic comedy starring a black cast without a ton of racial stereotypes and Hollywood dribble. This is a good solid cast, good little script, high production value for an indie (more than i expected). Check it out if you get a chance.


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