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Searching for Sonny (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Mystery | 22 October 2011 (USA)
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Reunited friends find themselves the chief suspects of a murder mystery that seems eerily similar to a play they performed in high school.

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Andrew Disney

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Andrew Disney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Dohring ... Elliot Knight
Minka Kelly ... Eden Mercer
Masi Oka ... Sonny Bosco
Michael Hogan ... Principal Faden
Clarke Peters ... The Narrator (voice)
Nick Kocher ... Calvin Knight
Brian McElhaney ... Gary Noble
Michael Kagan Michael Kagan ... Mr. Mercer
Matt Beckham ... Vick
Richard Folmer Richard Folmer ... Finley
Richard L. Olsen ... Detective Williams (as Richard Olsen)
Grayson Howe Grayson Howe ... Detective Kitchens
Jennifer Savidge ... Mrs. Noble
Michael Gohlke Michael Gohlke ... Cameron Noble
Laura Clifton ... Eliza Noble
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Reunited friends find themselves the chief suspects of a murder mystery that seems eerily similar to a play they performed in high school.

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Comedy | Mystery

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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22 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Burleson, Texas, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The shirt Calvin (Nick Kocher) wears in the final scene at the Hospital is a promotional t-shirt for the short film "Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses", which was directed by Brian McElhaney (who plays Gary Noble in "Sonny") and starred Kocher. See more »

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Quirky, stylish, and very funny.
1 November 2011 | by c-benefielSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Austin Film Festival, and found it to be much more enjoyable than I'd expected. The preview in some ways doesn't do it justice. Searching for Sonny is a quirky, stylized comedy that delivers everything from amused chuckles to outright guffaws. A large part of that is due to the work of Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney (better known on the web as the comedy team, BriTANicK), who bring an edge of lunacy to the proceedings. The lead, Jason Dohring (beloved by TV fans for his roles in cult classics Veronica Mars and Moonlight), as the depressed and somewhat befuddled Elliott, provides a great foil for the others as they work their way through the mystery surrounding the curious disappearance of their old high school buddy, Sonny (Masi Oka of Heroes and Hawaii Five-O). Alice Wood's lush score, and Clarke Peters' voice-over narration combine, as writer/director Andrew Disney has commented, to give these characters a bigger story than they deserve--and the result is an extremely watchable comedy that should leave viewers smiling.


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