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The Problem with Fiber Optics (2005)

Set in a hyper-realistic 1961, a virgin's tiresome life gets complicated after purchasing a memory implant of a sexual experience in order to boost his confidence.


Greg Jardin


Greg Jardin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ptolemy Slocum ... Sheldon Bemis
Amy Temple Amy Temple ... Josephine Callaway
Catherine Gray Catherine Gray ... Sylvia Bemis
Jenna Lee ... Vivian Vindechet
Kurt Kuersteiner Kurt Kuersteiner ... Dr. Harry Wurzheimer
Bruce Taylor Bruce Taylor ... Walden Krausse
Buzz Bryan Buzz Bryan ... Young Sheldon
Kim McShane Kim McShane ... Neurotron Receptionist
Dan Mikell Dan Mikell ... Erol Bemis
Michael Wang Michael Wang ... Johnny Chan's Waiter
Ashley Arcement Ashley Arcement ... Stephanie
Richard Travis Richard Travis ... Spelling Bee Judge
Lilah Ruth Lilah Ruth ... Young Josephine
Sunday Galvin Sunday Galvin ... Sheldon's Babysitter
Matthew Hartwell Matthew Hartwell ... Babysitter's Boyfriend


Set in a hyper-realistic 1961, Sheldon Bemis is an introverted 30-year-old fountain boy whose lack of sexual experience has prevented him from asking out Josephine Callaway, the object of his desire. One day, Sheldon receives an unexpected visit from a door-to-door saleswoman, offering him the opportunity to purchase a memory implant of his choice in exchange for a memory of his own. In an effort to boost his confidence, he procures someone else'e memory of a sex with a seemingly random woman, which ends up having several shockingly nightmarish side effects that spin his otherwise tiresome life into a chaotic mess. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Carrabelle, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$50,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Boy faces usual obstacles when trying to get the girl
21 May 2007 | by barbienoleSee all my reviews

This was an incredible film. Casting was genius, as exemplified by the performance of the lead Ptolemy Slocum. Characters are intriguingly quirky and well developed, the plot was intricate and unpredictable. Visual effects were fresh, not those we've seen a hundred times. The director/writer took a lot of chances all of which paid off to create an original, surprising, and very funny film. If his talents are recognized, I predict some innovative, artistic, wildly successful films for all of us in the near future! I believe this film has won numerous awards already. I know it's been seen at numerous film festivals. If you have a chance to see it... DO! You won't see another one like it!

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