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Colma: The Musical (2006)

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In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Wong

Writers:

H.P. Mendoza (screenplay), H.P. Mendoza (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Moreno Jake Moreno ... Billy
H.P. Mendoza ... Rodel
L.A. Renigen ... Maribel
Sigrid Sutter ... Tara
Brian Raffi Brian Raffi ... Julio
Gigi Guizado ... Kattia
Larry Soriano Larry Soriano ... Rodel's Father
Paul Kolsanoff Paul Kolsanoff ... Kevin
Allison Torneros Allison Torneros ... Amanda
Jim Wierzba Jim Wierzba ... Hulk Hogan
Kat Kneisel Kat Kneisel ... Joanne
David Scott Keller ... Michael
Dustin North Dustin North ... Colma Player / John / Bar Patron
Jeremiah Cothren Jeremiah Cothren ... Colma Player / Bar Patron
Micah Enloe Micah Enloe ... Colma Player
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Storyline

In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries and streets. But, that's exactly what happens. Best pals Rodel, Billy, and Maribel find themselves in a state of limbo; fresh out of high school, they are just beginning to explore a new world of part-time mall jobs and crashing college parties. As newfound revelations and romances challenge their relationships with one another and their parents, the trio must assess what to hold onto, and how to best follow their dreams. It's a love song to the city, and to the residents who dream of a better (and more musical) life. Written by Christopher Au

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

R

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Colma, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,403, 24 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$129,974, 26 October 2007
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Company Credits

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Greenrocksolid See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

During "Can We Get Any Older" in the party scene, Rodel walks past a man and immediately walks past him again. See more »

Quotes

Maribel: I don't know about you guys, but mama's gettin' laid tonight.
Billy: All the guys here have girlfriends.
Maribel: Good, it means they won't call me in the morning...
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Connections

References Oliver! (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Colma Stays
Written by H.P. Mendoza
Performer by Jake Moreno', H.P. Mendoza, L.A. Renigen and David Scott Keller
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Yay! A suburban musical!
18 October 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

'Colma the Musical' is all about a trio of friends, 1 actor, 1 gay would-be poet, and their female friend (fag hag is a good word) and their growing up and becoming distant from the suburb they live in, and from each other. This is a really nice piece, as it sure hits home how friends can be fabulous one day, and the next, you're like, 'eh, get away from me'. The performances in this one were pretty great. The actor type guy was CUTE *ahem, sorry*, and wished the gay poet guy and the actor guy could have traded roles. JUST BECAUSE I WANTED TO HAVE FANTASIES ABOUT HIM. (ahem, sorry (cough) There were some great songs in this one too! I still can remember several, even after the screening I went to, well over a month ago.

My main problem is that the film looked the budget (eg not very much) in many shots.) I guess a lot was saved for the music and choreography first! That's all right I guess, because the movie does have some great ideas about turning the musical on it's head!


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