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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stretch
... Karl
... Laurent
... Candace
... Charlie
... Himself
... Himself
... Restaurant Patron
... Faux Hawk
... The Jovi's Girl
... Ignacio (as Ben Bray)
Sydney Bruso ... Girl #2
Zach Calig ... Honeymoon Husband (as Zachary Calig)
Tiffany Calig ... Honeymoon Wife
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.

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Shift happens


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)  »

Also Known As:

Felnyomva  »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot in 21 days on a budget of $5 million. 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 Primetime Playerz
Written by Zach Brown, David Braxton and Lenoard Carter
Courtesy of Position Music
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Shift Happens. Carnahan has done it again.
8 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Wow. Just wow. This movie didn't surprise me with its' quality due to the fact that I am a big Joe Carnahan fan. His work over the years has always impressed me. Even recently I knew he still had it with the amazing TV show The Blacklist. His style of blending humour and drama works really well and it comes into play spectacularly here.

The narration of Patrick Wilson's character is both humorous and amazing to listen to. It gives extra layers to this character and makes him all the more enjoyable as the lead. His whacky adventure makes this film whole and truly a fun and entertaining movie. There are many different movies which have a similar kind of narrative structure to this but very few have Carnahan's skilled execution and delivery. Every moment just hits the right note from start to finish. There are a couple of truly amazing cameos in the film which are both perfect and hilarious.

My only nag with the film I guess is that it was somewhat predictable. But, you don't see the film for this really; so it didn't matter a whole lot. It coasted by very well with its' witty script, great soundtrack and stellar acting. Carnahan has served up another home run. A must see for fans of his work. Go in with an open mind if this is your first. Either way, you shall not be disappointed.

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