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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nev Schulman ... Himself (as Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman)
Ariel Schulman ... Himself (as Ariel 'Rel' Schulman)
Henry Joost ... Himself
Angela Wesselman-Pierce Angela Wesselman-Pierce ... Herself (as Angela Wesselman)
Melody C. Roscher Melody C. Roscher ... Herself
Wendy Whelan ... Dancer: Morphoses
Craig Hall Craig Hall ... Dancer: Morphoses
Tiler Peck ... Dancer: Morphoses
Drew Jacoby ... Dancer: Morphoses
Rubi Pronk Rubi Pronk ... Dancer: Morphoses
Adrian Danchig-Waring Adrian Danchig-Waring ... Dancer: Morphoses
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blake Alexandros ... Nando
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Storyline

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue. Written by Universal Pictures

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Taglines:

Don't let anyone tell you what it is.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Rogue [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sum See more »

Filming Locations:

Ishpeming, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$257,285, 19 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,234,373, 28 November 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

As of August 2011, the film has been hit with two lawsuits and, according to Catfish distributor Relativity Media, the film has an unrecouped balance of more than $8.5 million and will not likely ever become profitable. Both of these lawsuits have to do with songs used within the movie not being attributed to their creators. See more »

Quotes

Yaniv Schulman: [First lines] If this is your documentary, you're doing a bad job.
Ariel Schulman: Why?
Yaniv Schulman: Because you're catching me when I don't want to talk about things.
Ariel Schulman: How should we do it?
Yaniv Schulman: Set it up, organise a time with me, put together some materials, emails, we'll get the Facebook conversations printed out and we'll really talk about it.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are recorded off a computer (specifically a Mac). The Universal logo is shown as someone using Google Earth. The Relativity Media logo is shown as if it was an online video. The Rogue Pictures logo is shown as a desktop icon. See more »

Connections

References My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Tennessee Stud
Written by Jimmy Driftwood
Performed by Suzanna Choffel
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Draws you in all the way to the end
20 September 2011 | by James HainesSee all my reviews

Don't be put off by the jumpy, seemingly disconnected scenes at the beginning of this film. I nearly hit the eject button thinking that this was nothing more than an amateurish attempt at an 'artsy' film. Just stay with it and you will soon be drawn into an intriguing real life story with a surprisingly emotional twist at the end. The film stirs up a range of emotions that you rarely experience in todays high budget, digitized action flicks. I wish that I could tell you more but that would spoil the whole thing! I will only say this; the film could not have been done prior to the days of social networking where "friends' can pour out their innermost thoughts for the world to read. A very humanistic portrayal of the strengths, talent and weaknesses behind the faces that you see every day at the grocery store or walking down the street. See it and resist the temptation to 'tell all' when you recommend this excellent documentary film to others.


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