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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 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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite having a major role playing Roger Karos, actor Chris Pine isn't credited. 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 Battlestar Galactica (2004) See more »

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BLUEBIRD
Written by John Cacavas (ASCAP) and Hal David (ASCAP)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Not too big of a ...
12 January 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Though I guess if you cast Miss Alba as the "Ugly Duckling"/Secretary, you obviously have some pull in the hiring of actors department. There are some nice additions to that (Ray Liotta as "himself") and some others (Chris Pine going completely over the top, though he's playing someone different than himself).

The action is really good and the dialog is finely tuned. Obviously there are a lot of coincidences happening and a lot of stuff all at once. There are "twists" that you can see coming from the start, but it's still a fun ride, if you forgive the pun. Maybe Joe is channeling something from his own Hollywood experience or something from someone close to him. One thing is for sure: You can feel for the main character and what he's going through ... so much that you want him to succeed even in the strangest odds and with the weirdest decisions (he's making) .... will he prevail?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,833
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2.35 : 1
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