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P.J. (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 7 November 2008 (USA)
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A doctor tries to solve the mystery of a man with no name, multiple personalities and burns on his hands. Who is he and what happened to him?


Russ Emanuel
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
John Heard ... Dr. Alan Shearson
Howard Nash ... Charles
Vincent Pastore ... Burt
Patricia Rae ... Shelly
Robert Picardo ... Stan Jamison
Hallie Eisenberg ... Pauline (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Glynnis O'Connor ... Evelyn
Lavinia Dowdell Lavinia Dowdell ... Mariah
Eddie Malavarca Eddie Malavarca ... Alex the Bookie
Tim Cinnante Tim Cinnante ... Tony
Joseph Stramandi Joseph Stramandi ... Lombardi
Dina Kriger ... Claire
Spencer Strumwasser Spencer Strumwasser ... Young Charles
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beth Adler Beth Adler ... Pauline's Mom
Sage Adorno Sage Adorno ... Shelly's Friend


A man who has witnessed a horrific accident retreats within himself. He barely talks, and doesn't even know who he is. He is brought to a hospital where the resident doctor tries to get through to him while the doctor is fighting his own life's demons and an out-of-touch supervisor who wants the man permanently committed. Written by Anonymous

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A mind is a terrible thing to misplace.


Drama | Thriller


Not Rated


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Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P.J.: A Journey of the Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Russ Emanuel put various references from his previous film "Girl With Gun" (2006 short) into "P.J." including: the mention of Nightingale (a horse mentioned by the Burt character in "P.J.", the main character's name in "Girl With Gun"), the actress Tracy O'Connor (playing the Nurse on Intercom in "P.J.", who was the Nightingale in "Girl With Gun"), and the mention of a Dr. Peterson in "P.J." (also a name mentioned in "Girl With Gun"). Furthermore, Emanuel cast Dina Kriger to play the role of Claire in "P.J." (she was also Lucy in "Girl With Gun"). See more »


Dr. Alan Shearson: So can you tell me maybe why you separated, why he left?
Shelly: Why he left?
Shelly: Hmm, I don't know, love?
Shelly: I loved to see him in the beginning and I loved to see him go at the end.
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An inspirational film driven by strong characters
13 January 2009 | by yukikogSee all my reviews

I have seen quite a few of Russ Emanuel's shorter films - and not only is he a dedicated and fantastic director, he really puts creativity at the forefront and produces some great cinematography supported by a strong plot and storyline. I am amazed to think that this was his first stab at a feature length film as the quality exceeds all expectations. He keeps us interested in the plot and characters from start to finish and allows you to delve right into the story. The characters are strong and the story is driven through them - and you immediately start sympathising and relating to them. This is a great piece of work and highly recommended if you are starting to get a bit tired of the same old same old mainstream films...!

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