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Arnolds Park (2007)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller | 20 July 2007 (USA)
In the eyes of his classmates, Francis Larson is nothing more than an overweight social outcast. After being sent to prison when he's forced to confess to the murder, everyone including his... See full summary »


Gene Teigland




Credited cast:
Erik Allen Erik Allen ... Young Francis Larson (as Erik Harpster)
Randy Baranczyk Randy Baranczyk ... Police Officer
Chris Carlson ... John Thomas
Ben Coler Ben Coler ... Man in Park
Nancy Crocker Nancy Crocker ... Mrs. Hayward
James Michael Detmar ... Bobby Delano (as Jim Detmar)
Crystal Donner Crystal Donner ... Female Bartender
Erica Elaine Engelbert Erica Elaine Engelbert ... Park Visitor
Matthew Feeney ... Police Officer
Tac Fitzgerald Tac Fitzgerald ... Frank Delano
Jon Foss Jon Foss ... Man in Bar
Casey Garven Casey Garven ... Billy Ross
Colleen Gilbert ... Bartender
Gary Groomes ... Jack Newmar
Kendyl Joi Kendyl Joi ... Regan Fisher


In the eyes of his classmates, Francis Larson is nothing more than an overweight social outcast. After being sent to prison when he's forced to confess to the murder, everyone including his classmates are led to believe that Francis commits suicide. However, it's only a cover for his physical transformation to Frank Delano. Aided by his rich eccentric Uncle Bobby, they meticulously plan Frank's return to Arnolds Park to bring the real killer to justice. During Frank's physical transformation Bobby also hires a young beauty Susan Campbell who has close ties to Jackie Newmar the one who has the answers that could help clear Francis' name. The People's Movie presents Arnolds Park. An online movie collaboration from people in all fifty states and around the world. This mystery romance is a thrill ride of lies, secret confessions, justice, revenge, betrayal and love. Written by Anonymous

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An accused young man returns to seek revenge and justice for a murder he didn't commit.


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, drug content, brief language and thematic material | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carousel of Revenge See more »

Filming Locations:

Arnolds Park, Iowa, USA See more »


Box Office


$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,798, 19 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,616, 21 October 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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An excellent movie that many will enjoy
28 July 2007 | by imdb_zoghSee all my reviews

I was privy to seeing the premiere of Arnold's Park at Arnold's Park in Iowa. It is a movie that many can enjoy, from the 13 year-old girls to my 60'ish year-old mother.

I helped to save the park in 1999 when it was threatened with demolition to make way for condo's & such. And it was nice to see a movie set there.

As for the story, if you were ever one of those that got picked on in school, you can relate to this one.

Picked on by his schoolmates, Francis Larson is the whipping boy for all of the 'cool kids' and others that ridicule & make fun of about his sloth-like appearance & demeanor. One of his female classmates that he openly had a crush on is found dead from drowning in Lake Okoboji.

Francis is a suspect of the murder & thusly found guilty, sent to prison, and commits suicide from the shame of what he has gotten into.

Or did he?

I cannot go any further as to not spoil your viewing.

Just trust me. The beginning maybe slow, but things will pick up & you will enjoy attempting to figure out . . .

Who did kill Barbara Stratton? You will all have fun attempting to figure that one out thanks to the writer Jim Kreitel, a screenwriter from Sioux Falls, SD. He created a story with many twists & turns to make the viewer wonder who is the guilty one, and suspect everyone.

As this is his first movie produced, I would say I was more than very impressed. It looks like this guy may have great potential to be someone to be reckoned with in the future. As well as proof to other burgeoning writers who are not from the coast{s} or metro areas, that you can obtain your dreams of professional writing. If you keep at it, it can happen if you follow your dream.

In summery: This is an overall fun movie

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