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Sneakers & Soul (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 2009 (USA)
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After inheriting a pair of blue sneakers and a mysterious key to a New York City apartment, a young work-obsessed lawyer finds himself following in his late father's adventurous footsteps -... See full summary »

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Jonathan Zelenak
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Credited cast:
Billy Fenderson Billy Fenderson ... Johnny-Boy Bailey
S.J. Hannah ... Ace Cooper
Marie Cecile Anderson ... Vicki Lions
Juan Salvati ... Simon Valdez
Carson Grant ... Murray Bailey
Christopher Van Jura Christopher Van Jura ... Shane Lions
Lorenzo Scott ... Yard Sale Man
Victoria Vance ... Reader of the will (as Jamee Vance)
Frank Clark Frank Clark ... Bowling Guy
Danielle Wilson Danielle Wilson ... Bowling Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Bender Daniel Bender ... Randall Lions
Christopher Gauer Christopher Gauer ... Corey Lions
Dale Gerber Dale Gerber ... Bowling Alley Extra #2
Arleen LaMorte Arleen LaMorte ... Nurse
Aidan Plunkett Aidan Plunkett ... Arcade Extra - Boy
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After inheriting a pair of blue sneakers and a mysterious key to a New York City apartment, a young work-obsessed lawyer finds himself following in his late father's adventurous footsteps - walking from South Jersey to New York with his loyal, but complicated best friend. Written by Z

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Walk your heart out

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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2009 (USA) See more »

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$55,000 (estimated)
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The scene where the main characters can't lift the bike onto the roof of the building and instead tie it up with an electrical cord was improvised on the set. Originally, the script called for the bike to be lifted onto the roof with an improvised pulley system (which was supposed to fail, breaking the bike). However, that proved impossible to rig on location, so an alternate scene had to be improvised where parts of the bike were instead stolen. See more »

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Murray Bailey: No matter what you do in life, always have a perfect bed and a comfortable pair of shoes, because when you're not in one, you're in the other.
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References Happy Birthday (2006) See more »

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Coulda', Woulda, Shoulda . . .
10 April 2010 | by cheryllynecox-1See all my reviews

I had no preconceived notions about this Tallahassee Film Festival offering when I viewed it last night, but I am always willing to surrender to quirky art and off-beat creativity. I didn't find much of either in "Sneakers and Soul" to be able to recommend it. The best thing about it is its title, and the second best thing is the charming young actress who plays a featured role.

Actually, there are some other entertaining elements. I enjoyed the opening animation although it seemed to introduce the wrong film. The soundtrack is pleasant, too. "Sneakers and Soul" is simply the little movie that tried way too hard to be an art film. It played like a big-budget student film with rich images and artful tableaux, but the dialogue often seemed as contrived as some of the absurd situations.


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