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A turbulent and intriguing love story between two parking officers in the city of Los Angeles.

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Cecilia Miniucchi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Morton ... Claire Barney
Anthony John Crane ... Blue Car Owner
Gina St. John ... Woman with Expired Meter
Ron King ... Ex-Boyfriend
Rolando Molina ... Meters Money Collector
Teri Garr ... Mother Barney / Aunt Tilde
Joe Camareno ... Stephen
Sonia Iris Lozada ... Jade (as Sonia Lozada)
Terence Bernie Hines ... Mark (as Terrence Bernie Hines)
Carlease Burke ... Supervisor at Roll Call
Kyle Hatch Kyle Hatch ... Pedestrian
Kestrin Pantera ... Woman with Baby
Jason Patric ... Jay Caswell
Adam Gropman ... Green Car Owner
James C. Burns ... Red SUV
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Storyline

Man or woman, the sight of a dark-suited municipal employee dolling out parking violations stirs a primal hate in all but the most enlightened souls. And the heroine of EXPIRED, the parking officer Claire, knows it. The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry traffic officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and loneliness, Jay and Claire meet and engage in a tumultuous relationship which will eventually teach them that love can spread his magic seeds of redemption and hope, even in the darkest and most perverted of all affairs. And don't forget to put money in the meter. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes all it takes is a little change... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

I agapi dinei elpida See more »

Filming Locations:

Pomona, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aga Films,FR Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Claire is helping Wilma hang Christmas lights, the arrangement of the lights changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Claire: I'm one of the most hated people in the world. Nobody likes me. People run from me like the plague. Give me the finger. Insult me. Verbally abuse me.
[tickets a car]
Owner of the Bug: [running toward his car] Hey! Hey, come on, I'm here.
Claire: Sorry.
Owner of the Bug: Fuck you!
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Superswank
Performed by Mackabella
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not 'easy viewing'
12 August 2008 | by imizrahi2002See all my reviews

about halfway through this film i came here to see if i should continue... like i said, 'not easy viewing'. granted, i've seen 'harsher' films...slower films...less 'adrenalized' films...and many films that TRY to be this film that, at the end, i sit and wonder, 'WHY did i put myself through THAT?!!?!' but i knew that when i got to the end of this ride, i had come to the end of some brave storytelling... the strong point of this film would seem to be the casting/execution of parts...everyone seems to excel in communicating their part of the story...and it IS both dark and quirky...and designed to not 'coddle' us, unlike so many stories with their eye on success. not that i'm knocking success... but the point, i guess, is that this IS a success although i doubt it will EVER be a best seller... like i said, brave story telling...moments of absurdity(takes comic relief a step further) relief... if you didn't find this comment helpful, why'd you read this far?


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