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Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)

Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts... See full summary »


Gregory Dark





Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Mr. Jack
Callum Blue ... Sweet Stephen Miller
Adam Baldwin ... Tommy the Cop
Paul Adelstein ... Philly
Zach Galifianakis ... Bucky
Don McManus ... Dennis Rivers
Liza Weil ... Norma
Lisa Brenner ... Juliet
David Ellison ... Romeo
Maree Cheatham ... Elderly Woman
Martin Spanjers ... Seth
Lee Weaver ... Barney
Benjamin Brown ... Aaron
Nicole Dalton ... Jessica
Joanna Kelly ... Jill


Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts to illustrate to his sidekick the delicate and natural forces of the universe. Sweet Stephen's superficial charm and bloodsucking lifestyle sends him and Mr. Jack on a voyage that is relentless, engaging, and darkly hilarious. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


When Mr. Jack rises from his chair on the chat show, his jacket is unbuttoned. In the next shot, the jacket is buttoned. See more »


Dennis Rivers: Sweet Stephen, are you evil?
Sweet Stephan: Isn't everybody?
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References Fuck 'em All 2 (1999) See more »

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film about the good and bad in the world and why it should be so
2 September 2011 | by chrisroberts33See all my reviews

I will start this article by conceding some points. yes the film cover is very misleading both in showing what kind of film it is and who the main stars are. Yes the film is made by a porn director who has little experience outside that field although he has directed several episodes of OZ!

Every review I have read has hated this film. I think maybe people's opinion may be clouded because it was not the movie they expected when they purchased the DVD. This movie is full of original characters and clever story telling. The dialogue (although not as good) is very much in the Cohen brothers/ Tarantino style of talk for the sake of thought rather than plot development and although the story is quite interesting the film is more about getting you thinking or talking about the issues it raises. IE - what is wrong and what is right and why do these 2 opposing forces exist in the human psyche. This is an original film and should be viewed not as a comedy but as a chance to spend and hour and 10 minutes enjoying some unique characters and discuss a subject which is part of the make up for all our psyches and not as a slapstick comedy that will make you chuckle twice if your lucky. Enter this film with the correct expectations and you are in for a real treat.

The film does have a religious undertone but I do not feel it was trying to use religion as anything other than a means to discuss the way we battle with "right and wrong" in our own minds

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Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenemy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$485,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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