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29 Reasons to Run (2006)

Murphy's Law takes over when a slacker (Jack Paradise) runs out of couches to sleep on and decides to take a road trip to find his lost love, but only after tricking his novel-challenged ... See full summary »

Director:

Damon O'Steen

Writer:

Gary Weeks
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7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Weeks ... Jack Paradise
Branden Waits ... Peter Jonson
Philip Boyd ... Matt
Adamo Palladino ... Stevenson (as Adam Kendrick)
Michael Ensign ... Callahan
Tara Frix ... Jessie
Thomas Alan Beckett Thomas Alan Beckett ... Salem
Scott Casperson Scott Casperson ... Hymn-En-Em
Eric Zwieg Eric Zwieg ... Thomas / Cooter
Tony Weeks Tony Weeks ... Max
Jamie Millhoff ... Brandy (aka Camp Girl)
Dru Updegraff Dru Updegraff ... Slinger the Karoake Singer
Mark Rickard ... Jazzy
Kerri Wike ... Janine
Jessica Slusser Jessica Slusser ... TV News Reporter
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Storyline

Murphy's Law takes over when a slacker (Jack Paradise) runs out of couches to sleep on and decides to take a road trip to find his lost love, but only after tricking his novel-challenged writer and best friend (Peter Jonson) into believing that this trip could be the story he's been searching to write all of his life. Written by GW

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Taglines:

"Everyone Has Their Reasons"

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Deadeye Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Won BEST ENSEMBLE CAST, BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC, and BEST POSTER ART at the 2006 Bare Bones International Film Festival in April 2006. This made the film "5 for 5" (major wins in each of its first 5 film festivals). See more »

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Soundtracks

Play Something We Know
Written by Adam Hood and Justin Johnson
Performed by Adam Hood
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An excellent representation of people in their thirties trying to find meaning in their lives,
3 October 2006 | by edr_2See all my reviews

A great cast always brings life to a film. "29 reasons to run" is not the exception. A truly ordinary story develops in a very funny manner, with a lots of surprises here and there. Director Damon O' Steen really captures the essence of every character, reflecting a true understanding of every character.

The cast is just superb. Gary Weeks and Branden Waits make an extraordinary pair, completely different, they just add to each others personality, the party animal vs. the uptight hard worker. Together a hilarious cast just make the funny and interesting, the viewer can easily relate to a character.

Shot in familiar locations in the America, O' Steen really captures life in southern America bringing warmth to the film. A must see.


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