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Judas Kiss (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1 April 2011 (USA)
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A quirk in time and space gives a failed filmmaker the chance to reshape his destiny when he visits his peculiar alma mater.

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J.T. Tepnapa

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Carlos Pedraza, J.T. Tepnapa (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Harmon ... Danny Reyes
Genevieve Buechner ... Samantha
Charlie David ... Zachary Wells
Sean Paul Lockhart ... Chris Wachowsky
Dennis Bateman ... Jude's Father
Julia Morizawa ... Abbey Park
Brian Sutherland ... Shocked Bathroom User
Timo Descamps ... Shane Lyons
Julian LeBlanc Julian LeBlanc ... Nate
Laura Kenny Laura Kenny ... Mrs. Blossom
Vince Valenzuela Vince Valenzuela ... Daniel Reyes Sr.
Tessa Marie Archer Tessa Marie Archer ... Music Video First Assistant (as Tessa Archer)
Ronee Collins ... Kimberly Reyes
Ron Boyd ... Ralph Garlington
Sharon Savene ... Sarah
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Storyline

Failed filmmaker Zachary Wells is convinced by his best friend and hotshot director Topher into replacing him as a judge in their film school's annual festival. Zach's one-night stand with a student backfires when that student walks into an interview the next morning calling himself Danny Reyes, the name Zach went by when he attended the school. And Danny's film, "Judas Kiss," is a finalist in the competition Zach is judging. Zach's film, also "Judas Kiss," won the festival years before. As Zach scrambles for answers, a mysterious, chain-smoking campus tour guide, counsels him: "Change the kid's past, change your future." But how? Zach comes to believe he can mend his life by disqualifying Danny from competition, putting him on a different path than Zach followed. But will Zach's plan work? Written by Carlos Pedraza

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If you had a second chance, would you grab it?

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Judas' Kuss See more »

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Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Keystone Summit University is actually the campus of the University of Washington. See more »

Quotes

Abbey Park: Don't go all "canadian" on me!
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Following the "All persons fictitious disclaimer" i.e. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Even so, we think you should get off your ass and follow your own dream. And by ass we don't mean to imply that you are fat. That would make us bitches. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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I whole heartedly recommend this movie to all!
9 October 2011 | by jtstarbuck24See all my reviews

I hope everyone has a chance to see this "fresh" movie. It is so refreshing to see a movie that infers no sexual labeling. While Judas Kiss has a "gay" edge to it, the movie does not wear it's sexual orientation on it's sleeve. It represents life as it should be, this story just happens to have gay characters in it. Real life should be so represented. Judas Kiss has it all, drama, humor, emotion, special effects, and most of all it makes you think. The different aspects of the movie are tied together by parentage. By that I mean each one of the scenes that are acted and portrayed very well, needed a parental hand to bring them together. Zachary/Danny are constantly challenged through out, but are always kept in line by the parental figures such as Old Man Welds, and the incomparable Mrs. Blossom, played by Laura Kinney, my favorite character by the way. I am not sure the main characters would have made the necessary transitions needed in the script, without the parentage.

This movie has some very "hot" young stars as well. The entire cast was well thought out and portrayed, and I give major kudos to Director J.T. Tepnapa, Producer Carlos Pedraza, and Cinematographer Dave Berry, for their attention to details. I mean how can you go wrong with the University of Washington (Keystone University) as a backdrop! All in all, this movie pulls it all together at the right time and in the right spots, while still driving home it's message. It was entertaining, visually a home run, and I believe it has the potential to become a classic in it's own right and time. For me it was a must see, and it should be on your immediate "Bucket List" as well. Great Job everyone!


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