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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.

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Joe Carnahan

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Joe Carnahan (screenplay by), Jerry Corley (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stretch See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,833
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original writer on the project, Jerry Corley, used to write jokes for The Tonight Show and now teaches joke writing and stand-up techniques. 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

Outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Hunter (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

START ME UP
Performed by August Wisbon
Written by August Wisbon
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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A film for '80s movie fans!
14 October 2014 | by clewandowSee all my reviews

I registered just to review this underrated film. Another reviewer summed this film up so perfectly I have to restate it: the film begins exactly as it should, and continues exactly the way you want it to right to the end. It is the sort of movie that would have been at home in 1985--down on his luck protagonist has an increasingly awful night that turns into a rampage through LA. It is funny without ever being stupid or gross, which probably explains its ranking. In a time when big name stars are putting out such comedic, big screen "gems" as the bizarrely unfunny toilet-humored "A Million Ways to Die in the West," it is a flashback to films that were funny without being dumb.


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