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The Sandpiper (2007)

Ethan and Terry are best summer friends who both fall in love with the same girl. Caeti loves them back, but is unable to choose between them. To keep her, they have to find a way to share her. What would you do for love?


Claudia Carey


Claudia Carey




Credited cast:
John Lavelle ... Ethan Lang
Tom Mazur Tom Mazur ... Terry Kirkowski
Vanessa Daniels Vanessa Daniels ... Caeti Wheelock
Alice Barrett ... Vickie Lang
John Doe ... Wolf
Chance Langton Chance Langton ... Walter Cavanaugh
Kim Crocker Kim Crocker ... Trish Wheelock
Peg Holzemer ... Edie Booth
Dorothy Dwyer ... Jeannie Kirkowski
Matt McCarty Matt McCarty ... Mikey Kirkowski
Scott Winters Scott Winters ... Ted Wheelock
Theresa Giovangelo Theresa Giovangelo ... Maggie Lang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Barry Nancy Barry ... Barcelona Girl
Jay Booth Jay Booth ... Pastor Jay
Jenny Brown Jenny Brown ... Gossipy Girl #2


Cape Cod, summer. Ethan and Terry are best friends. Ethan loves Caeti. Terry loves Caeti. Caeti loves Ethan and Terry. You do the math. Written by Sandpiper Pictures LLC

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Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

October 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA


Box Office


$36,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Rockin' Soundtrack, Funny Ha Ha Story
3 November 2006 | by doricatSee all my reviews

The first thing I'd say about the movie is it's funnier than I thought it would be from the poster. Netflix has it listed as a romantic drama, which it isn't at all. If anything I guess I'd say it's a dark romantic comedy. The story is like taking a musical boat ride through "It's A Small World" in Disneyworld - except all the stops along the way are twisted highlights of the four-year relationship between these three high school kids who are trying to stay friends through a hairy relationship. Have you ever dumped someone for their best friend, who was also your best friend, and your first friend was too cool to ditch you altogether, so you all still hung out, hoping it would eventually stop being weird? That's what's happening here. And the events that come up, the influence of their eccentric (or weirdly normal) families, and other summer characters at the cottages, are sort of hilarious and dark and sad and awkward and funny ha ha.

This whole thing rolls along to this awesomely inventive soundtrack - Who puts Patti Page together with Suicidal Tendencies? And the Dead Milkmen and Matthew Sweet and Jesus and Mary Chain and some French singer doing These Boots Were made for Walkin' IN FRENCH! And this is the first time I've heard anyone use Nouvelle Vague in a movie - covering the Dead Kennedys! The music absolutely kicked butt and took the movie to the next level.

I also liked that they tried to make a movie that looks like a MOVIE, not like most no budget movies lately that look like they weren't even trying to make anything more than a home movie, and we're supposed to like it anyway because we're that cool. Sometimes it's nice to just see a MOVIE. So: cool for that.

Over all, I'd give this movie an Independent Spirit Award just for "Best Use of 'Institutionalized' in a Soundtrack. I hope they release the soundtrack!

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