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Unicorn City (2012)

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Voss entices local gamers to create a Utopian society in an attempt to impress a potential employer, but paradise is disrupted when his nemesis lays claim to the city and Voss's true love.

Director:

Bryan Lefler

Writers:

Cameron Dayton (story), Adrian Lefler (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Gries ... Shadowhawk
Matt Mattson ... Clancy
Clint Vanderlinden Clint Vanderlinden ... Rhubarb
Steve Berg ... Pat
Missy Hill Missy Hill ... Angie
Niklaas Duncan Niklaas Duncan ... Moonstrider
Devin McGinn ... Voss
Jaclyn Hales ... Marsha
R.J. Baker R.J. Baker ... Hastur's Gary
Kenneth F. Brown ... Gary's Brother (as Ken Brown)
James Jamison James Jamison ... Judge
Colleen Baum Colleen Baum ... Officer Cooley
Tom Markus Tom Markus ... Officer Hamwater
Kevin Weisman ... Jeff
Paul Mulder ... WOTB Interviewer
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Storyline

Voss is a gamer who is unemployed and looking for work. When a management position opens up at a gaming company, he interviews but lacks evidence of leadership abilities necessary to land the job. Given a week to prove himself, Voss does the only thing rational adult would do; create a Utopian society for gamers. Voss convinces his gaming guild to follow him into the mountains and has Marsha, his best friend, document his abilities. However things get complicated when Shadow Hawk, his gaming nemesis, arrives to over throw Voss' kingdom. Written by Adrian Lefler

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Taglines:

You are what you pretend to be.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Город единорогов See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, Utah, USA See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During the "chased through the waves of grain" scene, actor Brandyn Cross, a LARPer, hit a pothole and lost his prosthetic leg. Fellow LARPer James C. Morris, in the same scene, tripped over the leg, and skinned his knee. As he was wearing a kilt at the time, this resulted in a bloody mess, and he was fussed over for several minutes before he demanded air and sunlight so he could recover in peace. See more »

Quotes

Shadowhawk: How many fingers am I holding up?
[Holds up two fingers]
Marsha: Two.
Shadowhawk: [Puts down hand] See? I was holding up one.
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Unicorn City's Hidden Producer: Goes to Emilie Lefler for not divorcing Adrian Lefler who ignored her for 4 years to get this film produced. Thanks gorgeous!!! See more »

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Excellent film with great wit throughout. I highly recommend it.
16 March 2012 | by jaronmcSee all my reviews

I am a gamer and so I expected to be disappointed by Unicorn City. Pleasantly, and unlike so many other films, Unicorn City is able to be humorous without becoming mocking or condescending. This alone puts it ahead of the majority of similar films.

The story does start slowly with the character introductions but the humor comes before you start getting bored. Additionally Unicorn City doesn't use up all its humor at the beginning. Some of the greatest moments of the film come later on when the characters have all been introduced and the audience feels it has become part of some inside joke. The only flaw (and thus a 9 rather than 10 out of 10) is that the main character is rather unlikable throughout the vast majority of the film. This isn't a major problem though because the bad guy is more unlikable yet.

Over all this is a great film with excellent writing and humor reminiscent of Napoleon Dynamite. I highly recommend seeing it.


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