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Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)

When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.

Director:

Scott Lew

Writer:

Scott Lew
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Fugit ... Bickford Shmeckler
Olivia Wilde ... Sarah Witt
Deon Richmond ... Red
Tyler Francavilla ... PJ
Nick Corirossi ... Partier who wants to dance
Chris Weitz ... Sheldon Schmeckler (voice)
Allison Weintraub Allison Weintraub ... Party Girl
Fran Kranz ... Ralph
J.D. Walsh ... Fred
Gary Lundy ... Mellow Guy
Reid Scott ... Trent
Genevieve Padalecki ... Toga Hussy (as Jennifer Cortese)
Danny Kanamori Danny Kanamori ... Drunk Jock
Robert Ben Garant ... Campus Cop
Thomas Lennon ... Campus Cop
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Storyline

When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

First she stole his theories. Then his heart.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant appear as the Campus Cops, homages to their roles on Reno 911! (2003). See more »

Goofs

As the camera pans along Trent's car as he reads The Book, a man with glasses appears in the reflection of the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: Nothing can ever be truly, fully understood. Not even the simplest thing. Not even this. - Bicford Shmeckler
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Connections

Referenced in Living with Lew (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Scarlet Begonias
Performed by Grateful Dead
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A Must See!
18 March 2006 | by victoriadeitchSee all my reviews

Just spent the last 4 days at SXSW-Austin. Caught "Bickford Schmeckler Cool Ideas" and have picked it as my favorite. I can't think of any aspect of the film I had issue with. I loved Matthew Lillard as "Spaceman". Patrick Fugit was very believable and so funny. Olivia Wilde was fantastic, can't wait to see her in "Running with Scissors". The gags worked, the dialog was hilarious, the acting was great, editing was great – like I said I really can't list anything I didn't like.

This was the only film I viewed in which no one left during the screening. I can't wait to be able to see it again. If you want a fun movie that'll make you laugh you must see this film. Let's hope for national distribution!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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