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Skills Like This (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 March 2009 (USA)
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Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their ... See full summary »

Director:

Monty Miranda

Writers:

Gabriel Tigerman (story), Spencer Berger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Spencer Berger ... Max
Brian D. Phelan Brian D. Phelan ... Tommy
Gabriel Tigerman ... Dave
Kerry Knuppe ... Lucy
Jennifer Batter Jennifer Batter ... Lauren
Ned Bellamy ... Uncle Morris
Marta Martin ... Rosa
Zach Cumer ... Cousin Jeramiah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danielle Arnold ... Onion Dance Player (as Danielle Renee)
Rylie Beaty Rylie Beaty ... Girl on playground
Bret Bertholf Bret Bertholf ... Lead Singer
Brett Billings Brett Billings ... Band Member
Paige Black ... Girl on Bridge
Tom Borrillo Tom Borrillo ... Italian Waiter
Charlee Chiv Charlee Chiv ... Young Japanese Badass
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Storyline

Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that larceny might be his best skill. Written by Monty Miranda

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Taglines:

Everybody Wants to be Somebody

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boulder, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,413, 22 March 2009

Gross USA:

$63,163

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,163
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Tommy: It's go time!
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Oh How To Do Now
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Best movie I've seen this year
24 November 2010 | by LarryAustin888See all my reviews

I found this film to be fun and engaging from beginning to end. The secret formula: interesting characters that push along the plot in unexpected directions. No amount of special effects or brilliant cinematography can beat the unique combination of honesty and criminal behavior find in the "Max" character. The supporting characters are strong as well. Max's friends Tommy and Dave balance their trio nicely, providing distinct points of view on what motivates them, why they do what they do. The film uses these three to reflect on what makes a life meaningful. With snappy editing that never feels overwrought, but keeps the story moving, I never got bored.


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