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14-year old genius Eli is rejected from Harvard, and ends up at Ivy League wannabe Whittman-U. There, Eli meets 41 year-old Leo, a gambler who has dropped out of life to enroll in college, who teaches him every bad habit he knows.

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Cast

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Eli Pettifog
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Sheila Pettifog
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Leo Searly
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Shauna Holder
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Laird
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Eve Hansen
Josefina Scaglione ...
Camilla
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Whittman Moderator / Brad the Announcer
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Gertrude Lee
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Alan Warren
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Romeo Torres
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Harvard One
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Harvard Two
Kevin-Alan Daniels ...
Harvard Three (as Kevin Alan Daniels)
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Skidmore Moderator
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Perky Girl
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Cole
Spencer Leigh ...
MIT Moderator
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Yale Moderator
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Yale Student
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Yale Student
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Princeton One
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Princeton Two
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Dapper Man
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Sophie Searly
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Benny Greenberg
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Spencer the Announcer
Joseph Medeiros ...
Stanford One
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Stanford Two
Azudi Onyejekwe ...
Stanford Three
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Finals Moderator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Butler ...
Eve's Friend (uncredited)
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Skinny Kid (uncredited)
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MIT Student (uncredited)
Beth Katehis ...
College Student (uncredited)
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Skateboard Kid (uncredited)
Elyse Mueller ...
Party Goer (uncredited)
Ezra Nachman ...
Nachman (uncredited)
Adam Teper ...
Amherst Contestant (uncredited)
Jeffrey M. Weber ...
Cole (uncredited)

Directed by

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Billy Kent ... (directed by)

Written by

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Adam Wierzbianski ... (story) &
Sarah Bird ... (story) &
Billy Kent ... (story)
 
Adam Wierzbianski ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Sarah Bird ... producer (produced by)
Stacy Blain ... executive producer
Stephanie Ingrassia ... executive producer
Tim Ingrassia ... executive producer
Billy Kent ... producer (produced by)
Sophia Lin ... line producer
Avram Ludwig ... producer (produced by)
Jason Mraz ... executive producer
Jim Walden ... associate producer

Music by

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The Newton Brothers

Cinematography by

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Charles Libin ... (as Charlie Libin)

Film Editing by

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Paul Bertino

Editorial Department

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Milan Boncich ... digital intermediate colorist
John Eremic ... digital intermediate producer (as John 'Pliny' Eremic)
Kevin Kaim ... digital dailies project manager
Josh Liebling ... assistant editor
Robert Loughlin ... digital dailies: lab technician (as Rob Loughlin)
Megan Marquis ... digital intermediate coordinator (as Megan Milnes)
Solomon Schechman ... digital dailies: lab technician
T.J. Seiler ... digital intermediate conform / digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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David Caparelliotis ... (casting)
Mele Nagler ... (casting)

Production Design by

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Chris Trujillo

Art Direction by

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Shiloh Kidd

Set Decoration by

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Scott Kuzio

Costume Design by

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Elisabeth Vastola ... (as Liz Vastola)

Makeup Department

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Esther Ahn ... hair department head
Kayla Jo ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Brenda Bush Johannesen ... makeup department head (as Brenda Bush)
Layna Roberts ... hair stylist (as Laynea Roberts)
Jessica Toth ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Sophia Lin ... unit production manager
Matthew F. Preston ... production supervisor
Joseph Stephans ... assistant unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Blazina ... key second assistant director
Ellen Parnett ... second second assistant director
Jason Rody ... second second assistant director (as Jason 'Rowdy' Rody)
Stephen D. Shepard ... second second assistant director (as Stephan D Shepard)
Jonathan Shoemaker ... first assistant director
Charles Zalben ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Abigail Benavides ... graphic designer
Emma Berliner ... assistant property master
Jack-Henry Kent ... consultant: lego castle
A.J. Kushner ... second assistant property master
Johnny Lala ... leadman
Matt Marks ... property master
Rayna Savrosa ... art intern
Marc Slanger ... set dresser
Alisha Wetherill ... on-set dresser
Zoe Zimet ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Libero Colimberti ... additional sound mixer / boom operator
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer
Ben Davis ... additional post-production sound
Mike Frank ... dialogue editor
Jeff Gaumer ... boom operator
Heather Gross ... sound effects editor
Allison Jackson ... sound mixer
Harris Karlin ... boom operator
Josh Neal ... additional sound mixer
Sam Nosratian ... sound intern
Glenfield Payne ... additional re-recording mixer / foley editor / supervising sound editor
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Kyle Porter ... boom operator
Stuart Stanley ... foley editor
Michael Sterkin ... additional sound mixer (as Mihkail Sterkin)
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording sound mixer (as Dominic Tavella)

Visual Effects by

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Steven Cartoccio ... animation
Joseph DiValerio ... visual effects (as Joe DiValerio)
Michael Hosenfeld ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Roy Farfel ... stunts
Eric Janssen ... motorcycle stunt driver: and stunt bunny
Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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T.J. Alston ... gaffer
Justin Amorusi ... best boy grip
Stratton Bailey ... dolly grip
Adam Barbay ... additional grip
Jordan Bell ... key grip
Nekoro Bunsie ... electrician intern / second unit gaffer
Ben Carey ... additional dolly grip
Tom Cioccio ... additional first assistant camera
Joe Gaffney ... still photography
Pat Gillen ... lighting balloon operator
Brad Harris ... still photography
Jamison Henson ... second assistant camera
Igor Ibradzic ... additional grip
Julian Kapadia ... electrician
Brian Koenig ... camera production assistant
Justin Lee ... additional dolly grip
Peter Milmoe ... best boy electric / second unit gaffer
Nick Perron-Siegel ... company electrician
Malcolm A. Purnell ... additional first assistant camera
Christopher Raymond ... first assistant camera / second unit cinematographer
Albi Sala ... additional grip (as Alberto Sala)
John Schmidt ... best boy grip
Stephen Troy ... electrician
Tom Vanderwall ... second unit grip

Casting Department

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Heather Dean ... extras casting assistant
Lauren Port ... casting assistant
Leah Pracher ... extras casting (as Leah Luu Pracher)
Christina Shea-Wright ... casting associate (as Christina Wright)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Brittany Agnew ... wardrobe assistant
Jessica Bergstrom ... costume intern
Eniola Dawodu ... assistant costume designer
Samantha Hawkins ... costume intern
Amrita Kundu ... costume intern
Kate Ruck ... assistant costume designer
Amanda Williams ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Geoffrey Booth ... location scout
Maddalena Crosti ... location assistant (as Maddy Crosti)
David Meade ... location manager
Lauren Minnerath ... location assistant
Joseph Stephans ... location supervisor

Music Department

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Elliott Cairns ... musician
Dave Lawrence ... music editor (as David Lawrence)
Evelyn Troester ... choir conductor
Tom Villano ... music supervisor
Eric Weiner ... additional music supervision (as Eric Wiener)

Script and Continuity Department

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Carol A. Compton ... script clearance
Pamela Rook ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Joshua Baldwin ... additional production accountant (as Josh Baldwin)
Kourtni Beebe ... stand-in: Julia Garner
Tommy Castellanos ... craft service
Yara Caubet ... production assistant
Scott Friedman ... paperwork production assistant
Jessie Gant ... production accountant
Lloyd Greaves ... second unit production assistant
Chaz Hager ... chef
Anthony Holm ... assistant chef
Emma Kasarsky ... production intern
Jacob Krowicki ... assistant production coordinator
Johnny Lala ... set medic
Greg Lemonides ... caterer
Tom Maloney ... additional production assistant
Terrell J. Merrill ... unit production assistant
Ross Miller ... insurance broker
Jack Moffet ... production assistant
Justin Morris ... production accountant
Ezra Nachman ... assistant: Billy Kent
Mark Nunez ... production assistant
James O'Connor ... production assistant
Chantal Parisette ... second unit production assistant
Wendy Ramirez ... production assistant
Priscilla Richardson ... set teacher
Anthony Rigual ... production assistant (as Anthony 'Keys' Rigual)
Alexander M. Roth ... assistant: Brendan Fraser (as Alex Roth)
Chris Wade ... double: Brendan Fraser
Jeffrey M. Weber ... key production assistant
Harold Williams ... production assistant
Skylar A. Wilman ... insurance broker
Jason Wofsey ... set teacher

Thanks

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Marc Agger ... special thanks
Ashlee Barker ... special thanks
Midge Benjamin ... special thanks
Ross Benjamin ... special thanks
Huck Botko ... special thanks
Francesca Connolly ... special thanks
Mig Dann ... special thanks
Danelle Davenport ... special thanks
Doug Douglass ... special thanks
Lynn Douglass ... special thanks
Jethro Eisenstein ... special thanks
Susan Lewis ... special thanks
Liz Luckett ... special thanks
Matt Luckett ... special thanks
Santi Moix ... special thanks
Glenn Morrow ... special thanks
Jeffrey Nicastro ... special thanks
Stephanie Obero ... special thanks
John Pinegar ... special thanks
Michael Rock ... special thanks
Lara Shapiro ... special thanks
Jennifer Svahn ... special thanks
Jim Totten ... special thanks
Jemma Walden ... special thanks
Jim Walden ... special thanks
Michael Wolff ... special thanks
Michael Zimmermann ... special thanks (as Michael Zimmerman)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When 14-year-old genius/outcast Eli Pettifog is rejected from Harvard, he ends up at Ivy League wannabe Whittman College. It's hate at first sight. At Whittman, Eli meets 41-year-old freshman Leo Searly. Leo, a gambler whose world has imploded, has dropped out of life to enroll in college. This odd duo becomes unlikely friends. Written by Sarah Bird

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Taglines This is Eli Pettifog. He's got a score to settle, and it's going to get hairy. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Hair Brained (United States)
  • Ni un pelo de listo (Spain)
  • Uma Dupla Genial (Brazil)
  • Genijalac i kockar (Serbia)
  • Опрометчивый (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Alex Wolff grew his hair out for this role. That with added extensions gave him his look for the film. See more »
Goofs When Eli is playing pinball you can hear the sounds of an old EM pinball machine. Eli is playing Fish Tales which is a solid state machine and has full electronic sound. See more »

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