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1h 50m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A chronicle of the burgeoning relationship between a young ex-con, Paul, and his new work partner, Murph, a veteran municipal employee facing his upcoming retirement. The film begins the day the recently parolled Paul -- jailed for holding up a Dunkin' Donuts in a moment of financial desperation --

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
C Hundred Film Corp; Journeyman Pictures
Distribution Company
IFC Films/Sloss Special Projects; IFC Films; MGM Home Entertainment
Location
Connecticut, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

A chronicle of the burgeoning relationship between a young ex-con, Paul, and his new work partner, Murph, a veteran municipal employee facing his upcoming retirement. The film begins the day the recently parolled Paul -- jailed for holding up a Dunkin' Donuts in a moment of financial desperation -- gets a fresh start with a Parks and Recreation job in a small New England town. Unfolding through seven real-time episodes set against the backdrop of the changing season -- and shot in sequence over the course of a year -- the film explores the profound way each man changes the other's perspective on life.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
C Hundred Film Corp; Journeyman Pictures
Distribution Company
IFC Films/Sloss Special Projects; IFC Films; MGM Home Entertainment
Location
Connecticut, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States Spring 2001

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States April 2000 (Shown at WorldFest/Houston International Film Festival April 7-16, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Florida Film Festival (in competition) June 8-19, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 21-25, 2000.)

Winner of the Writer/Director Award at the 2000 Nantucket Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States Spring 2001

Released in United States April 2000

Released in United States December 29, 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2000

Shown at Florida Film Festival (in competition) June 8-19, 2000.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 11-15, 2000.

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 21-25, 2000.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) January 20-30, 2000.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) September 9-18, 1999.

Shown at WorldFest/Houston International Film Festival April 7-16, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for actor Tom Gilroy whose credits include "Girls Town" (USA/1996) and "Land and Freedom" (United Kingdom/Spain/Germany/1995).

Began shooting May 7, 1998.

Completed shooting January 24, 1999.

The four-week shoot took place over a period of approximately nine months.

IFC Films is a joint financing venture between IFC Productions and Next Wave Films.

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) September 9-18, 1999.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 11-15, 2000.)

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2000

Released in United States December 29, 2000 (Los Angeles)