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Stretch (2014)

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A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.

Director:

Joe Carnahan

Writers:

Joe Carnahan (screenplay by), Jerry Corley (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Stretch
Ed Helms ... Karl
James Badge Dale ... Laurent
Brooklyn Decker ... Candace
Jessica Alba ... Charlie
Ray Liotta ... Self
David Hasselhoff ... Self
Jennifer Barbosa ... Restaurant Patron
Kevin Bigley ... Faux Hawk
Mindy Robinson ... The Jovi's Girl
Ben Hernandez Bray ... Ignacio (as Ben Bray)
Sydney Bruso Sydney Bruso ... Girl #2
Zach Calig Zach Calig ... Honeymoon Husband (as Zachary Calig)
Tiffany Calig Tiffany Calig ... Honeymoon Wife
Woody Carnahan Woody Carnahan ... Clark Hanna (as John Carnahan)
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A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.

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Buckle up for the ride of your life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content/nudity, some drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The bulk of the film was shot in Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

When Stretch is removing the license plate from the limo and it is stolen, the plate falls to the ground. In a later shot when the limo is being towed, the plate is back on the limo. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stretch: [narrating] If you like stories about chance and coincidence and fate, then here's one you'd never heard. Boy meets girl. Girl almost kills boy by running a red light at rush hour. Boy is T-boned at over 60 miles an hour.
Other Driver: God, are you alright?
Stretch: Uh huh.
Stretch: [narrating] And survives with barely a scratch.
Other Driver: Are you drunk?
Stretch: Not any more.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a subliminal message shown: "Be a Firestarter". See more »

Connections

References Battlestar Galactica (2004) See more »

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Law Of Life
Written by Farah Nemat & Johnny Jewel
Performed by Farah
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Hangover Transporter on crack overdose. Stretch delivers more than enough laughs, partially bitter laughs, in expense of himself and everyone in the film.
26 March 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

There are so many freaky stuffs here as though they jammed an entire game of Grand Theft Auto or even a compilation of surveillance cameras from an asylum called Hollywood. It's nothing short of glorious. Stretch is unapologetically full of sharp sarcasm, witty quips and a lot of profanities. Once it gets any momentum, Stretch leaves a trail of involuntary gasp reactions, otherwise known as "WTF" remarks, with its broken down mutilated-by-fate limousine.

Story follows the titular Stretch (Patrick Wilson), a limo driver with a serious identity crisis and a bit of mental disorder. He's about to embark on an overnight journey worth of Hangover, Collateral and Transporter combined. It's amazing how the usual haunted man from Insidious and The Conjuring delivers so many chuckles, although he is still technically haunted in here.

The cast are nice, each character has very different wacky personality, borderline over-the-top. Still, these characters that seem like they escape video game realm are ridiculously fascinating. Some of them don drug dealer or angry cop personas, while others portray themselves as the elites of Hollywood. Most importantly, they appear to be enjoying themselves in this strange escapade.

Script is thoroughly and amazingly witty. They exchange banter with insult jab and hefty amount of laughable internal as well as external screams. It's the stuffs you hear behind the closed door of therapy session or rich men orgy. Wilson delivers his inner thought monologues with the despair of broken man and he is sullenly convincing.

The pace is fast, but it does need some time to rev the engine. Its crude nature might not be for everyone either, it has little to none restraint, so as they say, viewer discretion is advised. However, these are minor issues and can easily be overlooked since the film is just incredibly fun. Stretch delivers more than enough laughs, partially bitter laughs, in expense of himself and everyone in the film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,833
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2.35 : 1
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