1990: David, 40, looks after his dementia mom. He uses a video dating service to no avail. He buys a "Rent-A-Pal" video tape and things change.

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Jon Stevenson

Writer:

Jon Stevenson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Landis Folkins ... David
Wil Wheaton ... Andy
Kathleen Brady Kathleen Brady ... Lucille
Amy Rutledge ... Lisa
Adrian Egolf Adrian Egolf ... Diane
Olivia Hendrick Olivia Hendrick ... Susan
Karin Carr Karin Carr ... Carla
Sara Woodyard Sara Woodyard ... Mary
Josh Staab Josh Staab ... Camera Guy
Luke Sorge Luke Sorge ... Video Rendezvous Customer
Brandon Fryman ... Skate City Employee
Brandon Jay Anderson Brandon Jay Anderson ... Extra
Nathaniel D. Bourn Nathaniel D. Bourn ... Extra
Haley Laughlin-Bourn Haley Laughlin-Bourn ... Extra
Geoff Chadwick Geoff Chadwick ... Extra
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Set in 1990, a lonely bachelor named David (Brian Landis Folkins) searches for an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his aging mother (Kathleen Brady). While seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charming and charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him much-needed company, compassion, and friendship. But, Andy's friendship comes at a cost, and David desperately struggles to afford the price of admission. Written by Pretty People Pictures

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Not a bad film
14 September 2020 | by ridseySee all my reviews

This is not a horror so don't go in it for that. It's more of a psychological thriller than anything, overall it's a decent film nonetheless. Maybe a little slow at the start but stick with it Worth a watch 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rent-A-Pal See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,650, 13 September 2020

Gross USA:

$30,901

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,053
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Color (4K)

Aspect Ratio:

2.4 : 1
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