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John Wang's Nebraska (2006)

John Wang, a failed New York actor, finds himself stranded in Nebraska where he must teach acting to make enough money to get the heck out of dodge.

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Credited cast:
... John Wang
... Randy
... Buck (as Bill Jones)
Peter Holmes
Leslee Scallon
Jocelyn Scallon
Jordan Halpern Schwartz ... (as Jordan Halpern)
Loren Holmes
Elah Davidson
Alexa Johnson
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William Jones
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John Wang, a failed New York actor, finds himself stranded in Nebraska where he must teach acting to make enough money to get the heck out of dodge.

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27 July 2006 (USA)  »

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John Wang: We're here to explore the very exciting world of acting.
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References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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John Wang Nebraska
Written by Tamar Halpern
Performed by Sean Keller and Frances Hartshorn
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Very, very funny
6 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

The introduction to this short film is reason enough to watch this short film. In a very clever little ditty, the setup for this story is told using a song as well as cutout pictures of the hero, John Wang. If they'd just have done the song and nothing else, it would have been worth seeing the film! Fortunately, what followed was awfully funny, as poor starving actor, John, is stranded in Nebraska with no money and is forced to give acting lessons to the yokels.

Well made, very funny and quite clever, this film is worth a peek. My only reservation is that for younger kids this probably isn't great due to the language. Still, this is a minor problem--all others will love its gentle sense of humor.


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