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Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 2006 (USA)
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Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger.

Director:

D.B. Sweeney

Writers:

Brian Hayes Currie (as Brian Currie), D.B. Sweeney
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Credited cast:
John C. McGinley ... Mark
D.B. Sweeney ... Billy McGriff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ned Bellamy ... Stan
Jenn Brown ... Hooter Girl
Mandy Brown ... Dancer On Bar
Brian Hayes Currie ... Collector (as Brian Currie)
Dilsey Davis ... Janice
Tad Dowd Tad Dowd ... Scalper
Leslea Fisher ... Jennifer
M.C. Gainey ... Barbosa
Tristan Gretzky Tristan Gretzky ... Hayden
Ed Harris ... Melville
Pat Hingle ... Mark's Dad
Paul Hipp ... Jason Klein
Dutch Hofstetter Dutch Hofstetter ... Young Mark
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Storyline

Mark, McGriff and Jason are three high school buddies whose glory days are long gone and are still stuck in their small Pennsylvania hometown. To break free and escape their much too ordinary lives, they embark on a cross-country road trip to the College Football Championship Bowl. The journey takes them through hilarious twists and turns, boozing and misbehaving every step of the way. Throughout the wild adventure, they discover the most important thing in this crazy, uncertain world is friendship. Written by D.B. Sweeney

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Taglines:

Good Friends...Good Times...Great Seats!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including crude sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

D.B. Sweeney was inspired to make this movie after visiting a friend who was a New York Firefighter that had survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Sweeney suggested to his friend that going to see a movie might cheer him up, and the friend replied, "They don't make movies for guys like me anymore." See more »

Goofs

On the DVD, the opening credits lists Janet Jones (playing Mark's wife Sherry), during the end credits she is listed as Janet Gretzky, her married name. See more »

Connections

References The Incredibles (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Quit Your Lowdown Ways
Written & Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Special Rider Music
By Arrangement with Sony/BMG Music Entertainment
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Interesting Flick
28 August 2007 | by jp-259See all my reviews

I ran into DB Sweeney at a bar a couple weekends ago. I told him I was a big fan of the Cutting Edge, for which I expected him to punch me, as I was obviously kidding. However, he was an extremely nice guy and very friendly. He told me about Dirt Nap and explained it as a sort of "red states Sideways." Well that was all I needed to hear. Luckily I know a few people in the business and was able to get a copy of the film. I enjoyed it immensely. To me, the quality of a film is determined by its character development, but more importantly the interpersonal dialogue/relationship among its main characters. I found Dirt Nap to be very strong in this regard and, as such, highly recommend it. Hopefully it will somebody get out in the mainstream so others, besides myself, can enjoy it as well. Kudos to the film, especially considering there just aren't many good ones out there anymore.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Tickets to Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Scrudge LLC See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(d.b. sweeney)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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