When Life Gives You Lemons (2010)

Marlin hates his job, his girlfriend is cheating on him, and people he wants to forget about keep coming back in his life. Marlin draws inspiration from 1970's cult action film star Billy Jack and changes his life for the better.


Alex Exline


Alex Exline, Chase Fleming (story)




Credited cast:
Sayed Badreya ... Sayed
Jerry Bornstein ... Old Man
Chase Fleming Chase Fleming ... Doug
Pat Jankiewicz Pat Jankiewicz ... Thug 1
Genevieve Kolve Genevieve Kolve ... Tasha
Michael John Lane ... Thug 2
John Charles Meyer ... Crawford
Derek Schreck Derek Schreck ... Marlin Laughlin
Nathan Graham Smith Nathan Graham Smith ... Troy
John Zderko ... Jackson


Marlin is the biggest loser you will ever meet. Inspired in prison by the vigilante justice of 1970's cult action film star Billy Jack, Marlin decides to reform his life after being placed on parole. With literally nothing going for him, Marlin must face all odds: dealing with a cheating girlfriend, an ill-tempered boss he is forced to work for by the courts, and an uncontrollable desire to overcome the pathetic obstacles in his life. Marlin becomes a caged rage-a-holic, and the only thing keeping him in line is the cool moves, wit, and thirst for social justice preached by Billy Jack. With the world laughing in his face, Marlin finally transforms into a modern day Billy Jack, able to face and leave his burdens behind. Written by Alex Exline

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Short | Comedy



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Release Date:

1 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Orange, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$14,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)| DTS (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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