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Dog Days of Summer (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | September 2007 (USA)
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A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.

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Mark Freiburger

Writers:

Travis Beacham (screenplay & story), Mark Freiburger (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Patton ... Eli Cottonmouth
Devon Gearhart ... Phillip Walden
Colin Ford ... Jackson Patch
Richard Herd ... Frank Cooper
Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff Lem Baker
Colin Key Colin Key ... Phil Walden / Narrator / B-Movie Director
Wayne Crawford ... Quincy Patch
R. Keith Harris ... Pastor Salem / Marty
Jessica Webb ... Camille Ross
Paul Silver Paul Silver ... Brock Walden
Mark Joy Mark Joy ... Chuck Walden
Megan Blake ... May Walden
Richard Fullerton ... The General
Patricia Herd Patricia Herd ... Marilyn Rockwell
Joe Inscoe ... Doc Rockwell
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Storyline

As Phil Walden wanders the streets of his deserted hometown, the memories of a fateful childhood summer return. The summer he grew up. The summer that turned this once idyllic paradise upside down. The summer the stranger came to town. This stranger doesn't beg for change, peddle ointments or speak soothe, Eli Cottonmouth builds models - enchanting models, and this sleepy southern town will be the perfect subject. His charm bewitches the townsfolk. His intentions concern the town fathers. And his secrecy captivates two curious boys. As Eli works to re-create the true essence of the community, the boys act as his eyes and ears. Armed with his ancient camera, they snap vignettes of small town life. But, shot-by-shot, Eli changes the way they look at the town. Childish wonderment turns to despair as the boys' eyes open to the true nature of the world around them. That understanding, and Eli's hidden purpose, threaten the existence of the entire town. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Not Rated
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In the scrolling cast credits, two actors are listed twice, Colin Key (as Phil Walden and B-movie Director) and R. Keith Harris (as Pastor Salem and Marty), while Paul Duran's name is displayed on the screen at 01:24:37 (eighth among twelve principal actors) but is not listed in the scrolling cast role/actor credits. See more »

Goofs

The running shoes out of place on the hardwood floor that Jackson's dad calls him out on (11:15 to 11:30) were not the black and white ones Jackson was wearing when he came home (09:36). See more »

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Version of The Dog Days of Summer (2004) See more »

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Growing up and seeing things in a different light.
24 February 2008 | by painting_monalisaSee all my reviews

This was a good coming of age/growing up and life changing type film but more in depth about what and how the changes came about. The odd stranger that comes to the small town gives the boys a new way to look at people and things. He guides them. The way the boys perceive the town and how the stranger does also changes the town. It comes full circle for one of the boys as he loses part of his childlike hope and youthfulness in a way but is able to get it back when he comes to understand the things that occurred during that time about that particular summer and small town life.The time period was transcendent but it worked.The story was great and could have happened in any time period.The Cinematography was great and it was shot in 35mm film.The look was marvelous. It was nice that it was not all digital like so many movies. The area they filmed in had a great look and feel. It was a very interesting movie and a bit twilight zone like but not overly.I hope this breaks out of the Indie roll as it was an outstanding movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El verano de dog See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,973, 20 April 2008

Gross USA:

$5,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,383
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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