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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

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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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"The Garage" was an Official Selection to 87 Film Festivals, where it received more than fifty Awards and Nominations. See more »

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Solid coming-of-age drama, moving and well-acted.
28 March 2006 | by garygoSee all my reviews

Just caught this movie at the San Fernando Valley Film Festival and was really taken aback by its quiet power. Very much in the "Stand By Me"/"Last Picture Show"/"Summer of '42" mode, it will hopefully find a wider audience outside the fest circuit. Very well-acted by a mix of newcomers and veteran talent, "The Garage" has a great, evocative look, and subtly brings back its late 1970s, pre-MTV time period. It's one of those universal stories about small town life that anyone who's ever left home--or thought about it, will definitely be moved by. The music and cinematography were impressive, too. Check it out if it lands at a festival or theatre near you.


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