"Pennies" is the story of Charlotte Brown(Amy Adams),a waitress and young single mother who will do anything for her daughter Jenny,and when push comes to shove,she does.With a menacing ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Adams ... Charlotte Brown
James Karr James Karr ... Crazy
Carol Stanzione ... Rosa
David Reivers ... The Man
Jason Leiberman Jason Leiberman ... Julio
Travis Miljan Travis Miljan ... Old Woman
Ronnie Schell ... Mr. Tinker
Cerina Vincent ... Kimberly
Curtis Jackson Curtis Jackson ... Sgt. Hillard (as Curtis C.)
Eddie Adams Eddie Adams ... Customer #1
Marcus Kayne ... Customer #2 (as Marc Kamyab)
Ron Ostrow ... Mr. Stevens
Zack Ward ... Stoner Todd
Bon Ogle Bon Ogle ... Stoner Derek
Matthew Grant Godbey ... Cowboy Tom (as Matthew Grant)
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"Pennies" is the story of Charlotte Brown(Amy Adams),a waitress and young single mother who will do anything for her daughter Jenny,and when push comes to shove,she does.With a menacing figure on the other end of the phone and a time limit of two hours,she must raise enough money to ensure that she sees the smiling face of her child again.Charlotte's customers are her only hope.The clock is ticking as we see the desperate young mother dealing with one eccentric customer after the next,displaying her charming vulnerability and inspiring strength through all the chaos.With her feet firmly planted on the ground,Charlotte maintains her focus and attempts to beat the clock and save the day. Written by Matthew Grant Godbey

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mother | waitress | See All (2) »

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How far would you go for your child?

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Short | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A surprise ending, superbly played out in the writing, directing and acting.
30 November 2006 | by debby-27See all my reviews

Excellent direction and production, and Amy Adams was convincing and vulnerable. The actress, Debby Porter and one-half of a pair of closeted lesbians was quite humorous for a new actress. Matthew Grant is always a stand-out in any part that he undertakes, having also produced and directed films. Diana Valentine is an experienced director, having started out as a stunt-woman, then moving to script supervising before directing. Warner Loughlin is a successful acting coach, with a quite impressive clientèle. Eddie Adams writing is very mature for his young age. The crew consisted of some of the best gaffers, cameramen and A.D.s in the business. Ronnie Schell, a veteran actor, really adds some character to the picture. It's a feel-good picture, and shouldn't be missed if you have the chance to see it. Pennies is an all-around hit!


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