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The Garage (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama | 4 February 2006 (USA)
A mechanic at his father's garage during the late 1970s, Matt dreams about leaving his small town existence and pursuing grander ambitions. But strong feelings for a new girlfriend and deep... See full summary »

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Carl Thibault

Writer:

Carl Thibault
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Marantz Gabriel Marantz ... Matt / Matthew Ruppert
Corby Griesenbeck ... Schultz / Mark Johnson
Tania Raymonde ... Bonnie Jean / B.J.
Xander Berkeley ... Doc Ruppert
Martin Donovan ... Adult Matt
Robert Knott ... Mr. Johnson
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Mrs. Ruppert
Bill McKinney ... Bernie
Travis Howard ... The Hippie
James Intveld ... Mike Binelli
Rusty Kelley Rusty Kelley ... John Ruppert
Devin Brochu ... Boy / Adult Matts son
Derek Alvarado Derek Alvarado ... Kevin / the jock
Jeff Gibbs Jeff Gibbs ... Hanatow
Evan Miller ... Dan
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Storyline

A mechanic at his father's garage during the late 1970s, Matt dreams about leaving his small town existence and pursuing grander ambitions. But strong feelings for a new girlfriend and deep family ties may prevent Matt's ultimate escape, despite pressure from best friend Schultz to take off immediately. Coming-of-age story in a small town. Written by Carl Thibault

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Some things in life you just can't fix.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lockhart, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Urban Wolf Productions See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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This movie was inspired and created by Writer and Director Carl Thibault's own experience of working at his dad's garage (B&B Transmisions) while growing up in Massachusetts during the late 1970s. See more »

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Emotional story
4 June 2006 | by Fortune-FilmsSee all my reviews

A truly moving story. Wonderful composition of shots and a strong theme make this is a compelling indie movie. Not one to miss! Watch for new faces that demonstrate some sound break-out performances! The filmmakers took great care in crafting this story and it clearly shows as we follow Matt's journey though the film. If you can watch this film at one of the many festivals it has been accepted to, you should. Don't wait for a DVD release, but rather watch it on the big screen. The cinematography alone makes it worthwhile, and the strong story strikes home for most father/son relationships in real life. It can make you reflect on your own personal situation and that is the message of a powerful film.


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