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The Tracey Fragments (2007)

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15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog.


Bruce McDonald


Maureen Medved, Maureen Medved (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliot Page ... Tracey Berkowitz (as Ellen Page)
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos ... Lance (as Max McCabe - Lokos)
Ari Cohen ... Mr. Berkowitz
Erin McMurtry Erin McMurtry ... Mrs. Berkowitz
Zie Souwand Zie Souwand ... Sonny Berkowitz
Stephen Amell ... Detective
Leonard Dunbar Leonard Dunbar ... Laughing Man
Chris Ratz Chris Ratz ... Donut Shop Cashier
Daniel Fathers ... Elegant Pimp Daddy
Ryan Cooley ... David Goldberg
Jeffrey Bornstein Jeffrey Bornstein ... The Boy With Curious Hair
Jackie Brown Jackie Brown ... Mrs. Dorchester the Teacher
Kate Todd ... That Knockout Bitch Debbie Dodge
Slim Twig ... Billy Zero
Julian Richings ... Dr. Heker


Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and teased. She develops a thing for Billy Zero, a new student, imagining he's her boyfriend. We see the day she loses Sonny and we watch her try to find him. In bits and pieces, we see what leads up to her riding in the back of a city bus wrapped in a shower curtain. Coming of age, or just surviving? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language throughout, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In the film, Dr. Hecker, Tracey's patronizing psychiatrist, is a woman. However it was a male actor who was cast in the role, dressed up as a woman instead of hiring a real one. See more »


Lance: Look at that. Look at this crow. Fucking hell, look at the crow.
Tracey Berkowitz: It kind of looks sad.
Lance: How does this crow look sad?
Tracey Berkowitz: I don't know, it's just like, you know, it's not peeping or anything.
Lance: Oh boohoo. Stupid crow doesn't have the fucking brains to fly south. I'm going to get him. Let's bring him in.
Tracey Berkowitz: [suddenly frustrated] Fuck, no! Don't touch it! Now it's not going to be able to go back to its natural habitat!
Lance: Oh, sure it will.
Tracey Berkowitz: No, it won't! Everybody knows that! You put a fucking human smell on it, it's ...
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Alternate Versions

Numerous alternate versions of this film exist, as the raw footage was posted to the Internet under free Creative Commons license for anyone to re-edit as they saw fit. The filmmakers chose a few winning re-cuts for inclusion on this film's official DVD. See more »


References Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) See more »


With Charles Spearin, Ohad Benchetrit (as Ohad Bechetrit), Kevin Drew,
Brendan Canning
Written by Broken Social Scene
Courtesy of Arts & Crafts
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I believe everyone has all ready said this...
24 July 2008 | by TManley-1See all my reviews

... so I will say it some more. The Tracey Fragments is well acted in that there is very little acting and a lot of re-acting. Ellen Page is her remarkable self... I am so hopeful about her continuing career. Fragment is however everything everyone has said about it. It is hard to follow, but it can be followed, it is a simple story but it holds the attention, it is art, it is pretty, it is crap and it poorly done but I watched it from start to finish... knowing where it was going the whole time... why... well because it is chocked full of humans and human interactions. Beautiful humans and harsh humans. People exchanging hardships and moments of simple pleasure. I can... and often do go on and on... So I would recommend this Film to my friends who like to watch movies for more than a story.

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Release Date:

21 February 2008 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office


CAD750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,002, 11 May 2008

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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