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The Scenesters (2009)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 2009 (USA)
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When a serial killer starts picking off beautiful young hipsters on the east side of Los Angeles, a group of crime scene videographers hatch a plan to catch him.

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Todd Berger

Writer:

Todd Berger
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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blaise Miller ... Charlie Newton
Sherilyn Fenn ... A.D.A. Barbara Dietrichson
Suzanne May ... Jewell Wright
Jeff Grace ... Roger Graham
Kevin M. Brennan ... Investigator Henry Muse (as Kevin Brennan)
Todd Berger ... Wallace Cotten
Monika Jolly Monika Jolly ... Investigator Carlita Travers
James Jolly James Jolly ... Irving Shaw
Joel Stoffer ... Hume Wonacott
Summer Perry ... Clare
Elizabeth Sandy ... Kimberly Rockwell
Juliana Rabe ... The Girl in The Blue Dress
Sarah Hall ... The Witch
Brian Huskey ... Bill
Robert R. Shafer ... George Porter
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Storyline

Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The detectives covering the murders are apathetic at best but with good names (Henry and Carlita, particularly Carlita). Good names, bad attitudes. Written by Anonymous

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Lights. Camera. Murder. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Rated R for language, violent content and brief drug use
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A.D.A. Barbara Dietrichson: You do realize that conspiring to withhold evidence and interfering with a police investigation are both felonies.
Roger Graham: No I did not... Are you serious?
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References 9/11 (2002) See more »

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It Takes 15 To Tango In My Book
Performed by American Watercolor Movement
Written by Thomas Barrett, Joe Centeno, Jason Cieradkowski, Janet Thuy Do, John Fesken, Mark Townsend, and Brian Joseph Wilson
Courtesy of American Watercolor Movement
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Great Black Comedy
8 May 2011 | by barbthomp150See all my reviews

I loved this film. I saw it first at the Austin Film Festival and then saw it again when it hit the Chicago Film Festival. The second time I saw it, I got even more out of it. It has gotten some critical acclaim including Best Comedy at the Hollywood Film Festival, Best Director at the Edmunton Film Festival, and, I think it got Most Interesting Film at the SlamDance Film Festival. I know it got other awards, too, but I'm not sure of all of them.

The deliberate change from black & white to color and back again has significance, and it it fun to see it all played out. The film has been cast well and includes some very funny lines and scenes. If you like mystery and spoofs, you would find this film quite entertaining. I definitely recommend this film.


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Country:

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Language:

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