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Live Free or Die (2006)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 11 March 2006 (USA)
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Lackluster criminals look to pull a job in the Granite State.

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Gregg Kavet, Andy Robin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Stanford ... John 'Rugged' Rudgate
Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Marcus (as Peter Tambakis)
Frank Pando ... Trucker
Paul Schneider ... Jeff Lagrand
Jeffrey Maroun Jeffrey Maroun ... Cashier (as Jeffrey J. Maroun)
Judah Friedlander ... Hesh
Clark Middleton ... Larry
Carlo Alban ... Todd Thomas
Kevin Dunn ... Chief Monson
Michael Rapaport ... Lt. Putney
Zooey Deschanel ... Cheryl
Tracy M. Smith Tracy M. Smith ... Sharon (as Tracy Smith)
R.E. Rodgers ... Oldfield
Adam LaFramboise Adam LaFramboise ... Ted
Kim Director ... Donna
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Storyline

It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. In small-town, hard-scrabble New Hampshire, foul-mouthed all-talk slacker John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal. When a local plumber stares him down at a pub, Rugged vows revenge, pouring brake fluid in the man's water supply. When the man dies from unrelated causes, Rugged and his side-kick, the even dimmer Jeff, try to cover up what they think is murder. One bad decision begets another. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sex references | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zeis eleftheros i pethaineis... See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,875, 1 April 2007

Gross USA:

$13,836

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,836
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Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Live Free Or Die" is New Hampshire's (the granite state) motto. See more »

Goofs

When "Rugged" arrives at the ServiStar Lambert Supply Co. Inc., a person gets into the drivers seat as "Rugged" exits the van. The van is supposed to be unoccupied and rolling backward due to faulty brakes. See more »

Quotes

Lagrand: Ooo... Ice.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Quirky and Amusing
25 September 2007 | by tweetypez-1See all my reviews

Small town quirky characters and absurd situations. Aaron Stanford's performance, "Rugged", reminds me somewhat of Steve Buscemi, sort of nervous, hot-tempered, puny, and swaggering.

I agree with a previous comment that Paul Schneider's character does remind me of Will Ferrell.

Not a lot happens in parts of this little movie, but that seems to reflect several independent films.

I loved seeing the setting of New Hampshire, since I lived there for a year. The only thing that was missing was the authentic New Hampshire accents.


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