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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.


Joe Carnahan


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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Stretch
Ed Helms ... Karl
James Badge Dale ... Laurent
Brooklyn Decker ... Candace
Jessica Alba ... Charlie
Ray Liotta ... Himself
David Hasselhoff ... Himself
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)


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


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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Release Date:

14 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Felnyomva See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Universal executives wanted Chris Pine's character to lose the beard, fearing audiences wouldn't recognize him or find him attractive. The director declined. See more »


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 »


[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 »


References Di shi pan guan (1993) See more »


Performed by Happy Pills
Written by Kendall Lake, Daniel Wayne and Charley Greenberg
Courtesy of Kendall Lake Music
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Why I love movies. It is a wildfire of enjoyment!
19 October 2014 | by knoxiiiSee all my reviews

Wow! Stretch is a whole theme park of excitement on film. Wilson's acting gets better and better every movie. With the right script he will be winning an Oscar within 3 years or less. The seriousness of his composure in a movie of such hilarity really contributed to the movie's tone & my enjoyment. His acting gave the movie believability which would be impossible on paper.

Chris Pine gave a performance that was much, I mean much, like Rob Lowe's character on Californication, except he played 10 times the character for almost the duration of the movie. His ability to keep a straight face with some lines was truly impressive. The best comparison of watching this movie is placing half of your yearly earnings on a horse to win, plus having great seats to watch, at the Kentucky Derby, the fastest two minutes in sports. Dynamite movie with superb acting with a cast of some of the finest in Hollywood. Norman Reedus was in the movie for about 90 seconds, so it was Patrick Wilson followed by Pine as the focal points of this wildfire.

Of course I would love to see more of Jessica Alba & Ms. Decker in any movie, but I understand that this was not a romcom, it was a thrilltacular/comedy. Though embarrassing (full disclosure), I thought Pine WAS Rob Lowe until the movie was over & I began to write this review. To be fair, his look & character were almost identical to the character on Californication (which to me is a tremendous compliment to both actors). The last three movies I've screened put me to sleep, & this one simply did not offer that option, & gave me back that movie loving feeling. Thank you to everyone involved & there wasn't a dull moment in the movie. It was literally the opposite.

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