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A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.

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Cast

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Fiona
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Lyman
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Mrs. Weber
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Margie
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Duncan Weber
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Eleanor Reeves
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Bearded Man
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Mrs. Blair
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Trucker
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Security Guard
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Ivy Campbell
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Stowalski
Jessamyn Blakeslee ...
Woman Crash Victim
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Charles Ballard
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Reference Librarian
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Neil (as Bernardo P. Saracino)
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Dr. Doughtery
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Tom (as Todd La Tourrette)
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Dr. Reynosa
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Amber
Carmela Rappazzo ...
Professor Paquet
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Billie (as Kat Sawyer-Young)
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John
Kevin Skousen ...
Frank
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Susie
Paul Twitchell ...
Paul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilbert Almario ...
College Student
Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr. ...
Dead Man
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Cowboy Poet
George the Basset-Hound ...
Floyd (uncredited)
Cade Borek ...
Birthday Stills Photo shoot (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Eriks Chase ...
French Student (uncredited)
Adam Owens ...
Poetry Reading Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Margaret Whitton

Written by

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Roger Towne ... (screenplay)
 
Joe Coomer ... (novel "The Loop")

Produced by

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Raine Hall ... associate producer
Greg Schultz ... co-producer
Jane Slater ... associate producer
Warren Spector ... executive producer
Steven Tabakin ... producer
Alton Walpole ... line producer
Margaret Whitton ... producer

Music by

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David Majzlin

Cinematography by

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Philippe Rousselot

Film Editing by

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Sabine Hoffman

Editorial Department

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Sean Lawrence ... colorist: dailies
Paloma Mele ... apprentice editor
Mitch Paulson ... supervising digital colorist
Robert E. Phillips ... digital intermediate producer
Russ Senzatimore ... first assistant editor
Jason Spencer ... second assistant editor
Rosalie A. Staley ... digital intermediate assistant producer
Lisa Tutunjian ... digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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Jo Edna Boldin
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond ... (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey ... (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)

Production Design by

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Mark Alan Duran

Art Direction by

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Mark Alan Duran

Set Decoration by

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Edward McLoughlin

Costume Design by

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Joseph G. Aulisi

Makeup Department

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Gretchen Bright ... makeup department head
Berlinda Cantu-Lewis ... additional hair
Debbie R. Clair ... key hair
Julie Delaney ... hair department head
Vanessa Jaramillo ... key makeup artist
Ashlynne Padilla ... additional makeup
Deidre Parness ... additional make-up

Production Management

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Jonathan Ferrantelli ... post-production supervisor
Alton Walpole ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jai James ... key second assistant director
Cyndi Martin ... additional second second assistant director
Kaaren F. Ochoa ... first assistant director
Denise Anderson Poore ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Pierre Barrera ... set dresser
Paul Barreras ... toolman
Patrick Boyles ... paint foreman
Noah Bradley ... construction coordinator
Alicia Castro ... art department assistant
Alan Chao ... Art Department Coordinator / graphic designer / storyboard artist
Lauren Chavez ... propmaker
Greg Davidson ... set dresser
Jason Davis ... property master
Christopher Dowling ... propmaker
Robert Elliott-Barry ... assistant property master
Thomas Haag ... assistant props
Mike J. Hanrahan ... set dresser
Matthew P. Johnson ... construction gang-boss
Paul Judges ... key greens / propmaker
Steve Kahn ... construction foreman
Lelan Keffer ... set dresser
Will Kessler ... scenic artist
Kristen Kogler ... set decorations shopper/buyer
George Kruft ... key scenic artist
Jeffrey Lamm ... propmaker
Michael Longueira ... propmaker
Amahl Lovato ... set designer
Roberta Marquez Seret ... art department coordinator
Jose Mendoza ... scenic artist
Cee Moravec ... on-set dresser
Jesus A. Murillo ... scenic artist
Paul Ortega ... scenic artist
Macario Rivera ... scenic artist
Leonard Sanchez ... labor foreman
Liv Selinger ... leadman
Tom Studer ... propmaker
Naython Vane ... prop shopper
Doug Worman ... propmaker
Peter 'Crazy Pete' Zari ... propmaker

Sound Department

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David Brownlow ... production sound
Bil Clement ... utility sound
Misty Conn ... boom operator
Eric Di Stefano ... adr recordist
Dann Fink ... loop group coordinator
Dan Fulton ... assistant sound editor
Mariusz Glabinski ... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz ... supervising sound editor
Dan Korintus ... dialogue editor
Lawrence Manchester ... music mixer
Glenfield Payne ... foley editor
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Reilly Steele ... re-recording mixer
Damian Volpe ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Paul Yurt ... hd system engineer

Special Effects by

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Brett Cole ... special effects technician
Scott Hastings ... special effects coordinator
Patrick Higgins ... special effects technician
Danny Maldanado ... special effects foreman
Adam Rosen ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Andrew J. Bly ... visual effects producer
Patrick Clancey ... opticals
Luis de Leon ... lead compositor
Luke DiTommaso ... visual effects supervisor
Chris Healer ... visual effects supervisor
Euna Kho ... digital compositor
Mitch Paulson ... digital colorist: EFilm
Chad Sikora ... compositor
Jesse Spielman ... compositor

Stunts

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Alan D'Antoni ... utility stunts
Ed Duran ... utility stunts (as Edward A. Duran)
Donna Evans ... utility stunts
Bryan Friday ... utility stunts
Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr. ... utility stunts
Al Goto ... stunt coordinator
Chris Morena ... utility stunts
John Robotham ... utility stunts
Jimmy Romano ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joe Bacharka ... electrician
Roy Blumenfield ... additional epk camera
Peter Bolte ... additional epk camera
Chip Byrd ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Byrd ... camera production assistant
Jon Caradies ... electrician
Erick Castillo ... camera loader
Morgan Davis ... company grip
Joe Abraham Dean ... dimmer board operator
Dan Delgado ... gaffer
Dwight Dollins ... company grip
Ryan Eustis ... b-camera second assistant
Jay Foley ... additional grip
Richard Foreman Jr. ... still photographer
James S. Green ... epk camera operator
Greg Hewett ... key grip
Trevor Howe ... key rigging grip
John Hyeoma ... electrician
Jack C. Jones ... electrician
Steve Jones ... rigging gaffer
Bruce Lewis ... electrician
Otis Mannick ... crane tech
Valentine Marvel ... a camera first assistant
John Marshall McCleod ... additional grip
Lea E. Miller ... best boy grip
Stephen Mullen ... best boy electric
Christopher Norris ... c camera first assistant
Nicolas 'Nico' Ortiz y Pino ... additional grip
Georgia Tornai Packard ... a camera operator (as Georgia Packard)
Robert L. Palmer ... electrician (as Robert Palmer)
Rob Salviotti ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Eli Schneider ... additional grip
Val Schubert ... additional grip
Adrian Segura ... additional grip
Tom Shaughnessy ... crane operator
Christopher H. Sipes ... additional grip
Bryan Smith ... company grip
Josh Steinberg ... dolly grip
Dale Glenn Waseta ... video assist assistant / video assistant
Peter Weidenfeller ... additional grip
Scott Wetzel ... key video assist
Sean Wright ... company grip

Casting Department

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Kate Caldwell ... casting associate: los angeles
Jill Dupont ... extras casting assistant
Jandiz Estrada ... casting associate: new york
Marie A. Kohl ... casting associate: New Mexico
Hannah Macpherson ... casting assistant: New Mexico

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Maria Bentfield ... additional on-set costumer
Kathryn J. Czark ... costume supervisor
Jenny Eagan ... costumer: Los Angeles
Emily Egge ... key on-set costumer
Jennifer Gingery ... additional on-set costumer
Mara Herdmann ... costume assistant
Laurie Hudson ... key costumer
Lahly Poore ... costume buyer

Location Management

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Jason Bonnell ... key assistant location manager
Raine Hall ... location manager
Richard King ... location assistant
John Lucas ... assistant location manager
Thomas Meade Jr. ... location assistant
John Paul Potter ... location assistant
Lorenzo Vigil ... assistant location manager
Deborah Wakshull ... location scout (as Déborah Wakshull)
Shawn Wayman ... location assistant

Music Department

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John Carbonara ... music editor
Susan Jacobs ... music supervisor
Timothy J. Trudeau ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Pedro Amaya ... driver
Jason Anderson ... driver
Alan Berger ... driver
Natalie Casados ... driver
Arthur Claunch ... driver
Jason Doutree ... driver
Joseph Gonzales ... driver
Billy Ray Hass ... driver (as Billy R. Hass)
Jeremiah Hauser ... driver
Justin Haviland ... driver
John Heath ... driver
Robert Johnson ... driver
'Wild Bill' Laczko ... driver
Jared Mangano ... driver
Robert Molitor ... transportation captain
Patrick Reynolds Sr. ... camera car driver
Cassie Russell ... driver
Michael B. Russell ... transportation captain
Gary Shuckahosee ... driver
Patrick Smith ... driver
Steve Vandiver ... driver
Paul Walker ... driver
Kip Wolverton ... driver
Richard L. Woods ... driver

Other crew

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Doug Acton ... additional medic
Belle Allen ... office production assistant
Paula Amanda ... stage manager
David Bethel ... on set medic
Marco Blanco ... chef
Robert Brual ... chef
Sarah E. Bryden ... additional set production assistant
Alyssa Cashman ... additional production assistant
Windy Earls ... assistant production coordinator
Lane Easley ... stand-in: Jackson Hurst
Marjorie Ergas ... payroll accountant
Michael Feldman ... set production assistant
Joshua Fritel ... set production assistant
Garcia-Ramirez ... assistant cook
Colin Garza ... set production assistant
Alina Gatti ... key set production assistant
Alexandra Goldberg ... assistant to producers
Don Gray ... epk producer
James S. Green ... epk unit
Richard Heller ... additional set production assistant
Javier Hernandez ... additional set production assistant
Allegro Hopkins ... studio teacher
Allegro Hopkins ... studio teacher
Lisa H. Jackson ... travel coordinator
A.G. Johnson-Wagner ... first assistant accountant (as Andrew Grey Johnson)
Paul Lomartire ... epk producer
David Melito ... production accountant
Mamie Mitchell ... script supervisor
Marciano Moreno ... assistant cook
John M. O'Connor ... intern
Gray Owen ... epk utility
Rebecca Pavlik ... office production assistant
Catherine Pittman ... dog trainer
Greg Ayala R. ... assistant cook
Javier Ramirez ... assistant cook
Claudio Ruben ... director assistant
Jonne Rudarte ... aha on set representative
Matt Salazar ... accounting clerk
Nicholas Salinas ... additional medic
Karen Segall ... production legal
Ann Shimabukuro ... additional set production assistant
David Sousa ... head animal trainer
Hannah Staiger ... production secretary
Adam M. Stone ... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone ... product placement coordinator
Willie Stubenberg ... assistant cook
Luz Suarez ... assistant cook
Elaine K. Thompson ... production coordinator
Jordan Lynn Urquhart ... stand-in: Rachel Nichols
Robert Vertrees ... production assistant / production assistant: los angeles
Steve Watson ... caterer
Brenden Wedner ... additional set production assistant
Brian Austin Wenrich ... additional production assistant

Thanks

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James F. Brooks ... the producers wish to thank
Larry Harmell ... the producers wish to thank
Gareth Humphreys ... special thanks
Tobi Elizabeth Ives ... the producers wish to thank
Stuart C. Kirk ... the producers wish to thank
Scott Landes ... very special thanks
James Lapine ... very special thanks
Jack Lechner ... very special thanks
Rosalie Muskatt ... very special thanks
Arthur Penn ... very special thanks
Victor Reinosa ... very special thanks
Arnie Rissman ... very special thanks
Sally Robinson ... very special thanks
Maria Rubio ... very special thanks
Jennifer Schwalenberg ... the producers wish to thank
Lisa Strout ... the producers wish to thank
Juliet Taylor ... very special thanks
Ann Tenenbaum ... very special thanks
Zach Wiesner ... very special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man. Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. Orphaned by a car wreck that killed his parents when he was four years old, he knows only his last name and approximate year of birth. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer and announces, 'Shut up!" and "I'm an eagle!" he becomes obsessed with finding its owner, which leads him to FIONA (Rachel Nichols). She has been eying Lyman from a distance and decides to help with his parrot search, whether he wants her to or not. Along with her basset hound, they set out on a quest to find the bird's previous owners and Fiona begins to unravel the mysteries of Lyman's past. But when Fiona joins Lyman on his nightly rounds, she witnesses a reality more intense than the romantic version she had envisioned. Ultimately, once Lyman is able to reconcile with is past, he is able to break free of his dark world and they prepare to begin a new life together. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Boy meets parrot meets girl. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Loop (United States)
  • Papagaio no Ar (Brazil)
  • A papagáj (Hungary)
  • Ptica iz vedra neba (Serbia)
  • Ptactwo powietrzne (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $3,819, 25 Sep 2011

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Quotes [first lines]
Margie: Upside down people, the graveyard shift. Whatever you call us. We're the ones working at night while you sleep. We look out for each other. Or, I looked out for Lyman, and he looked out for everyone else. But off the road he thought everyone else had read the big instruction manual. Lyman wasn't gonna talk until he had it all figured out. Riding that highway loop night after night was the only job he'd ever had, unless you count all the classes he took at the Community College. Oh he learned lots of things, just not the basics, and they aren't in the books.
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