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From the Head (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 24 June 2011 (USA)
Written by veteran strip club bathroom attendant, George Griffith, From The Head paints unflinching portraits of the men and women who people the dysfunctional family of the strip club, and... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Griffith ... Shoes
Matthew Lillard ... Jimmy
Jeffrey Doornbos ... Gordy
Samantha Lemole ... Ruby
Ahna O'Reilly ... Lily
Jon Polito ... Vinnie
James Urbaniak ... Danny
Nathan Anderson ... Darren
Giuseppe Andrews ... Ramone
Jay Giannone Jay Giannone ... Mark
Nick Jameson ... Joey
Jack Conley ... Vincent
Joe Hursley ... John
Amy Sloan ... Sophia
Nathan Wetherington ... Brian
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Written by veteran strip club bathroom attendant, George Griffith, From The Head paints unflinching portraits of the men and women who people the dysfunctional family of the strip club, and their affect on the psyche of its resident bathroom attendant. Meshing a journalist's perspective with a dramatic flair, Griffith has crafted a truly independent screenplay. The story unfolds in real time, and is told from Shoes' perspective. If there's a dollar to be made, he doesn't leave the bathroom. And if Shoes doesn't leave, neither does the viewer. Through years of meticulous journaling, Griffith secretly recorded hours of conversations with customers. The result is a fascinating exploration of the host/parasite relationships that are cultivated in this underbelly of Broadway. With disarming authenticity, Griffith uncovers glimpses of wisdom in the unlikeliest of characters. While the rest of the world tramples through the tourist traps above ground, take the journey down the long stairs, ... Written by Anonymous

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As a big fan of the films, music, and acting of Giuseppe Andrews, George Griffith wrote the role of Ramone with him in mind. See more »

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References Dr. No (1962) See more »

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17 July 2013 | by rwinddSee all my reviews

Loved this indie film. So deep, really makes you think about why we do what we do, and what it's all for. Total must see. Saw this film on the recommendation of friends from Phillie who saw it at the film festival. The characters are authentic. The writing is original. Really loved that it wasn't like anything I had seen before. Sometimes it gets a bit heady (no pun intended) but overall, good writing. There are a variety of characters and surprises that keep you hooked. I would recommend this to all movie buffs looking for something different. Nice change from your everyday run of the mill movie. Haven't seen a movie this true to life in a long time. Well done acting, unique casting choices and witty script. See it.


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