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The Book of Caleb (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2008 (USA)
A comfortable underachiever and serial prankster, in the midst of their quarter life crisis, reunite against childhood enemies in a contemporary suburban epic.


Matthew von Manahan (as Matthew Von Manahan)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Luno Jeremy Luno ... Caleb
Mackenzie Firgens ... Cole
Michael Hampton Michael Hampton ... Montag
Nikitas Manikatos Nikitas Manikatos ... Swank
Jeff Berg ... Scar
Paul Gleason ... James Paddington
Billy Tanner Billy Tanner ... Tanner
Joseph A. Fluehr IV Joseph A. Fluehr IV ... General Green
Patrick Reynolds Patrick Reynolds ... Old Man (as Patrick M. Reynolds)
Thomas Bryan Thomas Bryan ... Bus Boy #1
Bill Gartner Bill Gartner ... Bus Boy #2 (as Billy Gartner)
Cary Barker Cary Barker ... Joyce
Brett Jacobsen ... Simon
Bill McLaughlin Bill McLaughlin ... Principal
Von Wilson Von Wilson ... Barkeep


Twenty-something Caleb Callahan, a crusader without a cause, ventures back to his homeland of suburbia to live with his parents after unexpectedly dropping out of college in his final year. Once there he quickly reunites with his childhood companions Montag, the mastermind serial prankster, and Swank, his trusty sidekick. After one of their pranks reaps unexpected consequences, Caleb is forced to be the hero Montag always knew he could be, ultimately saving his friends and giving his life direction and meaning. Written by Anonymous

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Is it better to out-monster the monster, or to be quietly devoured?




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2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was Paul Gleason's final acting role before his death. See more »


Caleb: [smiles] D'you break out?
Montag: No, had my hearing today.
Caleb: You been acquitted?
Montag: No... I don't think you can be acquitted for a signed confession.
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Featured in Top 10 Baddest Bad Guys (2007) See more »

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A coming of age story that mixes comedy and sadness
7 October 2008 | by ShermCJSee all my reviews

When we watched this movie we did not know what to expect, other than it was an indie movie filmed locally in PA. When we were finished we were literally blown away by the quality of the script, acting, filming, score, etc.

This coming of age story has many light moments in it that make you laugh out loud (especially some of the out-takes), serious moments that make you reflect on life's choices and the path you take (is it the path you choose or is it chosen for you by the results of what is out of your hands?)and sadness for what is the past and what might have been.

We thought this movie was outstanding, professional and deserves to be recognized as such.

Should be submitted to the film fest circuit!

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