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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | January 2006 (USA)
A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katy Haywood Katy Haywood ... Turkeylegs
Ken Byrnes Ken Byrnes ... Mr. Turnupseed
Will Oldham ... Donald Turnupseed
Sheila Scullin Sheila Scullin ... Sadie
Rich Schreiber Rich Schreiber ... Stool
Kathleen Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy ... Ethel Firecracker
Cory McAbee Cory McAbee ... Spank Williams
Ivan Dimitrov Ivan Dimitrov ... Ivan
Andy Nadler Andy Nadler ... Barnard
Jim Ligons Jim Ligons ... Curtis
VaLonda Harris VaLonda Harris ... Delabia
Sam Myers Sam Myers ... Lunchmeat
Andy Sheffer Andy Sheffer ... Neckface
T.J. Bream T.J. Bream ... Leonard
Christopher Morse Christopher Morse ... Insurance Man
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A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an undertaking that results in many unexpected, and in some cases bizarre, effects on the town's already peculiar community. Written by Anonymous

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A feast for the senses... a challenge for the brain.

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January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guatemalai kézfogás See more »

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Memorable Movie
5 January 2009 | by samatoidSee all my reviews

I find few films truly memorable, but this is one I haven't been able to shake off. There is something disruptive about this film. The untidiness of the story together with the bright summer colors and low economic status of the characters gives the film a tone of reality. The oddity of the characters, their inexplicable choices, and supernatural events give the film a dream like quality. The film does an incredible job of playing with our value system. Things are stolen, lost, and killed, but nothing is permanent. The film does manage to resolve many of the subplots by the end, but this is mainly by inference. The nuclear power plant seems to interact with the people in the story via power lines and the electric car.


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