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Social Guidance (2005)

Formosa (original title)
| Comedy | 2005 (USA)
A struggling social guidance filmmaker spends his last dollars on a mysterious con man he mistakes for a Method actor.

Director:

Noah Kadner

Writers:

Noah Kadner (story), Jamieson Stern (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jamieson Stern Jamieson Stern ... Clay Crawford
Jessica Kiper ... Anne-Marie Silver
Steven Gilborn ... Sid Silver
Clayton Rohner ... Ted Gregory
Cameron Bender ... Hank Peterson
Richard Keith ... Jimmy McNichol
Saginaw Grant ... Red Hightower
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Sven Halleus
Tara Nulty Tara Nulty ... Virginia Selikovitz
Geoffrey Lewis ... Lucky Marshall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryil Adamson ... School Board Chair
Evan Adrian ... Timmy
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Storyline

A struggling social guidance filmmaker spends his last dollars on a mysterious con man he mistakes for a Method actor.

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Taglines:

Sex... Drugs... and Bad Study Habits!

Genres:

Comedy

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Social Guidance See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

High Road Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Brandon Routh was considered for the role of Hank. Emilie de Ravin, Maggie Grace and Jenna Fischer were considered for the role of Anne-Marie. See more »

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References Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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Unique & refreshing subject matter
8 October 2005 | by djrlwSee all my reviews

Being a film buff, it was suggested to me by another young and very talented writer, director & actor Dave Campfield (see "Under Surveillance") to give this film a try.

I found this movie to be a very pleasant piece with unique subject matter, the plight of a washed-up social guidance filmmaker who partners up with a young mysterious loner. Although I was disappointed in the typical Hollywood ending, I thoroughly enjoyed Steven Gilborn's acting, which brought class and professionalism to this story. Though this movie was listed under the comedy genre, I would categorize it as a light-hearted drama with some humorous moments. The direction of this film is quite good although a bit slow at times. This could possibly be intended by the director in order to stay with the retro, late 50's – early 60's feel. The cinematography and the film as a whole has a polished feel to it for a low budget movie.

The writers and director of this film have great potential and I would look forward to their next project. I would suggest that they follow up with something offering a little more edge and get away from the Hollywood ending, but for now if you get the opportunity to see this one it is worth a look.


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