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White Bitch Down (2002)

A woman confidently orders three other people to perform unusual tasks due to an unrevealed incident.

Director:

Jon Hill

Writers:

Robert J. Lee (as Robert Lee), Debbie Etchison (as Debbie Locker)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jim Issa ... Carl
Kenny Alfonso ... Miles
Melissa Ponzio ... Monica
Leigh Higginbotham ... Jessie (as Leigh Hill)
Carol Clarke Carol Clarke ... Liz Carson (as Carol Tveit Clarke)
Adam Holder Adam Holder ... Jeffrey
Camille Pacht Camille Pacht ... Woman with Dog
Buster A. Johnson Buster A. Johnson ... Record Store Clerk (as Buster Johnson)
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Storyline

A woman drives a car while putting on lipstick, a man tries unsuccessfully to dig through hard ground with a shovel, a second man cruises a record shop, and a mom sends a lad of eight and a half, who's dressed in a cowboy outfit, outside to play. The driver is ditching a car, the digger is disposing of a body, the cruiser has to dump a gun, and mom is giving the orders. What's going on: flashbacks give us most of the answers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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car | shovel | lipstick | flashback | toy | See All (29) »

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Gorillas, thugs and cowboys intertwine in a dark comedic who-done-what-to-who turned inside out.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery | Short

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Boondogglers Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Won National 48hour Film Festival for Best Film 2003, Won Best Film, Cinematography, Sound Design, Script and Directing for 48hour Film Festival Atlanta, 2002. See more »

Crazy Credits

Actors Jim Issa and Buster Johnson receive a major onscreen credit together as "Creative Guys". See more »

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Moderatly Amusing and Darkly Comic Short Film
23 August 2008 | by TimeNTideSee all my reviews

I've seen this short film on IFC a couple of times, and I apparently enjoyed it more than most people judging by it's IMDb rating. It's not a great short, but it's enjoyable, and I can think of a lot of worse ways to blow ten minutes.

The short starts with three different middle-class people doing seemingly mundane tasks. Then we learn that these people were sent on their missions by a middle-class mother who is the confident and capable leader of this unlikely foursome. The tasks turn out to be much more unusual than expected, and they are carried out, sometimes ineptly, sometimes competently, and often humorously. Finally, the short flashes back to reveal the surprising occupation of this group and the unexpected incident which caused them to be in this predicament.

The spot that one character chooses to dump the handgun is both absolutely hilarious and ingenious. And the guy attempting to dispose of the body will get a couple of big laughs too.

If you like dark comedy, I'd suggest giving this short film a try.


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