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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 character "Schultz" was based on Carl's childhood friend, who was nicknamed "Schultz" from the television series Hogan's Heroes (1965). See more »

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Wonderful
12 November 2006 | by LabracadaberaSee all my reviews

Great film.......I laughed, I cried and I've done a lot of thinking and reminiscing since seeing it.

I think anyone can relate to this film about coming of age. It brought me back to a time in my life when people would constantly tell me "these are the best times of your life" when actually I thought they were some of the most confusing and difficult times! Yet some of the things we hated as kids we tend to spend our adult life trying to recapture.

I recommend this film to anyone.....especially anyone who loved where they came from but couldn't wait to grow up and move on.

Go see this film and enjoy!!!


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