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Few Options, All Bad (2011)

Few Options (original title)
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When a convicted drug courier leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, he just wants to start over and obey the law. But, unable to find work, he's forced to take a supposedly... See full summary »

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George A. Pappy Jr. (original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Johnson ... Frank Connor
Erin Daniels ... Helen
David Marciano ... Russ
Brad Dourif ... Chris Pendler
Christian Stokes ... Mike Colton
Rainn Wilson ... Cousin Don
Cindy Baer ... Jillian
Michael Sheen ... Florist
Laura San Giacomo ... Bus Ticket Agent
Dayton Callie ... Warden Winslow
Mary Lou Secor Mary Lou Secor ... Martha Connor
Matt Mercer ... Cell Phone Guy
Ron E. Dickinson ... Cook
Pete Lockwood Pete Lockwood ... Man in Office
Mandy Amano ... Chrissie
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When a convicted drug courier leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, he just wants to start over and obey the law. But, unable to find work, he's forced to take a supposedly legitimate job with his old crime partners. And they have big plans for their newest employee. Written by George A. Pappy Jr.

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Meet Frank Connor: After 22 years in prison and 2 days out, he's got few options...

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Crime | Drama

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During the Q&A session for a 2016 festival screening of the film in New York City, when asked if he had any advice for aspiring young filmmakers in the crowd, writer/director George A. Pappy Jr. replied: "Given my experience over the past ten or twelve years, I'd say this: Making a good film (or two) is certainly possible despite all the odds stacked against you. However, even if you do succeed on that front, it doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to make a viable (and consistent) living as an independent filmmaker, especially someplace like New York or LA, where the cost of living is very high. It's a funny business, especially nowadays, and the financial rewards are not always as merit-based (or inevitable) as you'd expect from virtually any other line of work. It's important to know this going in as it may eventually inform your decision to stay or to leave the industry. Whatever you decide, I wish you good luck.". See more »

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When Frank is trying to buy a bus ticket and we see the ticket agent's computer screen, her monitor is off even though she was just checking ticket prices. See more »

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Stiff Little Fingers
Performed by Fidelity Hall
Written by 'Gene Schriver' and Darren Griswold
Published by Pint Publishing
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Unexepectedly Engrossing, complex plot twists
31 May 2012 | by dcastrilloSee all my reviews

I was drawn up in to the story from the beginning, talk about a character driven plot which took an almost eastern perspective in learning to deal with a constant torrent of life's vicissitudes focused on one outcome - being free of it all. Kenny Johnson gives a solid performance as an ex con trying to escape a sociopath gang boss played very effectively by Brad Dourif. Rainn Wilson demonstrates a range of talent that was unexpected as a spineless cousin making me wish he would show up in more straight dramatic roles diverging from his usual comic characters. The end was completely unexpected yet believable. Impressive well written and directed script with a great cast, good music and compelling performances made me glad I saw this one at the Valley Film Festival.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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