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Suffering Man's Charity (2007)

Jonathan Vandermark is a music teacher with a weakness for young men with great aspirations and without a pot to piss in. When Sebastian enters his life and takes advantage of John's charity, his life and afterlife will be changed forever.

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Alan Cumming
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Cumming ... John Vandermark
Alison Guh Alison Guh ... Evelyn
David Boreanaz ... Sebastian St. Germain
Anne Heche ... Helen Jacobsen
Whitney Allen ... Blonde Girl In Bar
Henry Thomas ... Eric Rykell
Carrie Fisher ... Reporter
Ermahn Ospina ... Pedro
Maria-Elena Laas ... Liliana
Rachelle Lefevre ... Elaine
Karen Black ... Renee
Jane Lynch ... Ingrid Sorensen
Clay Allen Clay Allen ... Max
Susie Park ... Max's Wife
Desean Terry ... Young Caterer
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John Vandermark (Cumming) has taken in a struggling writer, Sebastian St. Germain (Boreanaz), who overstays his welcome. When John discovers that Sebastian has simply been using him, he turns the tables on his young tenant in an effort to make him work off his rent debt. When Sebastian dies accidentally in the process, John tries to make it up to him by helping him get his book published posthumously. When the book is published, John can't help but take credit for the work of genius... and Sebastian comes back to haunt him. Written by speedracer101

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John Vandermark: He's my cross to bear. Sadly, he still owes me for the wood and the nails.
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Listen To Your Heart
Written by Duke Bojadziev & Angela McCluskey
Performed by Angela McCluskey
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Suffering Man's Charity 2007
6 December 2007 | by mtringali-2See all my reviews

There is only one reason to see this film - David BOREANAZ! The plot seems typically reasonable, but writing or directing over the top should not impede a good play or movie. There is no need to act as though everyone is without morals or merit. A well-executed comedy should be able to reach everyone without using one expletive word. Seinfeld's comedy was always outrageous, but within the acceptable guidelines, and this is the kind of comedic writing that many new artists never understand. Without vulgarity or graphic violence, most writers have no idea how to entertain people anymore. David is always wonderful in whatever he does. He has timing, looks, charm, and savoir faire. Cummings, go back to Creative writing class 101 and this time, pay attention.


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Release Date:

9 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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