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By on July 14, 2012

Category: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Drama
Release Year: 2011
Country: USA, Canada
Runtime: 87
Rating: 5.9 (308)
Languages: English
Director: Martin Donovan
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Can't we all just get along?

  • Writing by: Martin Donovan – written by

    Produced by: Jonathan Block-Verk – associate producer
    Rosalie Chilelli – associate producer
    Julien Favre – supervising producer
    Michael Forsey – co-executive producer
    Bryan Gliserman – executive producer
    Ted Hope – executive producer
    Laurence Kaufmann – associate producer
    Bill Marks – line producer
    Luca Matrundola – producer
    Charlotte Mickie – executive producer
    Karen Porter – associate producer
    Michael Porter – associate producer
    Pascal Vaguelsy – executive producer
    Vanessa Vaughan – associate producer

    Cast: Martin Donovan – Robert Longfellow
    David Morse – Gus
    Olivia Williams – Emma Stiles
    Melissa Auf der Maur – Alice Longfellow
    Eileen Ryan – Betty
    Julian Richings – Maurice LeFont
    Katherine Helmond – Irene Longfellow
    Mark-Cameron Fraser – SWAT Cop
    Phillip Palmer – News Anchor
    Jim Pirri – Officer Revel
    David Rasche – Radio Host (voice)

    Music: Manels Favre
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    Plot: Robert Longfellow is a playwright whose latest play in New York City has just bombed while his marriage is in no better shape. Seeking an escape, he travels back to Los Angeles to visit his mother, meet a dear secret girlfriend and decide on new writing opportunities. However, everything changes when his brutish childhood neighbor, Gus, takes Robert hostage with the police surrounding the house. In this situation, the strained conversations inside drift to Robert's profession and the nature of creative writing. To placate Gus, Robert introduces him to improvisational dialogue and the pair engage in some dramatic exercises. However as they perform, the material becomes more personal as the trapped pair confront each other with hard truths that will leave neither of them unscathed.

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