Adventureland


1h 46m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Welcome to Adventureland, where the worst job imaginable is about to inadvertently turn into the summer that changes everything. Adventureland, a self-professedly "funtastic" Pennsylvania amusement park, appears to be the bane of recent college graduate's James Brennan's existence. He previously ha

Film Details

Also Known As
Adventureland - Job d'été à éviter
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Act One; Brainstorm Digital; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; MIRAMAX; Manhattan Center; Open Road Production Catering; Postworks; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment; Sound One; Technicolor PostWorks New York; This Is That
Distribution Company
EQUINOXE FILMS/MIRAMAX; Equinoxe Films; Equinoxe Films; Falcon; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Prooptiki Romania; Sam Film; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Welcome to Adventureland, where the worst job imaginable is about to inadvertently turn into the summer that changes everything. Adventureland, a self-professedly "funtastic" Pennsylvania amusement park, appears to be the bane of recent college graduate's James Brennan's existence. He previously had big plans to spend the summer on a life-altering trek through Europe that would initiate him into real adult life. But when his family suffers an economic downturn in the middle of the Reagan 80s, James' only summer trip is straight to a minimum wage job manning a game booth so existentially bankrupt, no one is even allowed to win the giant stuffed panda. Yet, Adventureland isn't quite what it seems on the surface. For behind the cloying cotton candy aroma, the grating disco songs and the near pathological customers, there's a whole other world of misfit friends, hidden dreams and most incredibly, after-work encounters with the alluringly sharp-tongued arcade girl, Em Lewin. And when James discovers the hard-won courage to go to battle for Em, the result is a savagely funny yet sweetly heart-felt and unexpected encounter with "real adult life."

Crew

Unrico Abbondanza

Looping Coordinator

Blane Allan

Crane Grip

Glenn Allen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Alexander Andres

Assistant Camera

Diana Ascher

Post-Production Accountant

Demian Aspinwall

Set Production Assistant

Jennifer Baldauf

Set Costumer

Declan Baldwin

Unit Production Manager

Chris Barbosa

Song

Allan Barch

Electrician

Mark Barill

Scenic Artist

Timothy Barnhill

On-Set Dresser

Mitchell Barutha

Location Assistant

Alyssa Batchelor

Set Production Assistant

Mike Bearer

Driver

Stephen J Beatrice

Production Designer

Garry Gary Beers

Song

Patty Bell

Makeup Artist

Jim Belletier

Assistant Camera

Ian Berkowitz

Song Performer

Ian Berkowitz

Song

Mary Beschen

Set Costumer

Michael Bird

Special Effects Coordinator

Kara Blanchard

Assistant

Ferdinand Boland

Song

Robert Boland

Song

Vincent Borrelli

Scenic Artist

David Bowie

Song Performer

David Bowie

Song

Keith R Bradley

Electrician

Lisa Bradley

Scenic Artist

K C Brady

Carpenter

Inna Braude

Set Production Assistant

Dennis J. Braun

Transportation Captain

Kevin Breznahan

Looping Coordinator

William Bricker

On-Set Dresser

Lisa Brosek

Set Production Assistant

Craig T. Brown

On-Set Dresser

Peter Brown

Song

Rebecca Brown

On-Set Dresser

Theodore A. Brown

Transportation Coordinator

Keith Brzozowski

Carpenter

Jarrett Buba

Electrician

Paul Bucciarelli

Props Assistant

Matthew Bulleri

Rigging Grip

George Bunce

Visual Effects Editor

Robert Buncher

Foreman

Mark Burgess

Song

Shannon Burkett

Looping Coordinator

Ellie Burrows

Assistant

Darcie Buterbaugh

Set Costumer

Brian Buzzelli

Dolly Grip

Daragh Byrne

Carpenter

Rob E C

Song Performer

Maurice Cabrera

Coordinator

Jason Calabro

Costumes

John Cale

Song

Colleen Callaghan

Hair Stylist

Blanca Camacho

Looping Coordinator

Robert Cappp

Song

Anne Carey

Producer

Chris Carlisle

Song Performer

Jeff Caron

Location Manager

Roderick R Carter

Makeup Artist

Oliver Cary

Camera Operator

Cristina Casanas

Set Decorator

Ray Cervenak

Security

Ben Cheah

Supervising Sound Editor

Ben Cheah

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Renne Chesnic

Accounting Assistant

Julie Chill

Scenic Artist

Alex Chilton

Song

Ed Chisolm

Song

Jorgen Christensen

Electrician

Wang Chung

Song Performer

Frank Cinelli

Sound Department

John Codi

Rigging Grip

Alison Cohen

Legal Counsel

Alison Cohen

Legal Counsel

Wendy Cohen

Product Placement

Ben Collins

Stand-In

Diane Collins

Set Costumer

Paula D. Collins

Craft Service

Ryan Collison

Foley Mixer

Michael Come

Set Production Assistant

John Coots

Best Boy Electric

Darren Costin

Song

Patrick Coughlan

Driver

David Coverdale

Song

Jen Cox

Production Accountant

W. Kiely Cronin

Assistant Camera

Lex Crow

Electrician

John Crowley

Colorist

Rick Crumrine

Assistant Camera

Lynne Curtis

Set Costumer

Darien D'alfonso

Scenic Artist

Bobby Dall

Song

Pat Dames

Dolly Grip

Marc W Davis

Caterer

Sherry A Deberon

Hair Stylist

Tom Deluca

Song

Michael Des Barres

Song

Jon Dieringer

Assistant

Katie Diesinger

Set Production Assistant

Dino Distefano

Sound Department

Tony Dixon

Choreographer

James Domorski

Video Playback

Fred Donatelli

On-Set Dresser

Lauren B Donnelly

Driver

Kenneth Downing

Song

Adam Dunoff

Production Assistant

Zachary Dwyer

Carpenter

Chris Edborg

Set Production Assistant

Ray Edwards

Grip

Tim Elder

Sound Department

Jim Emswiller

Boom Operator

Adam Escott

Assistant Director

Deborah Esposito

Makeup Artist

Alison L Evans

Set Costumer

Michael Falbo

Studio Executive

David Farr

Accountant

Andrew Farriss

Song

John Farriss

Song

Tim Farriss

Song

Robert W Fazio

Driver

Nicholas Feldman

Song

Greg Felmey

Assistant Location Manager

Scott Ferguson

Line Producer

Scott Ferguson

Unit Production Manager

Marc Ferrari

Song

Dann Fink

Looping Coordinator

Neil Finn

Song

Gail Fitzgibbons

Costume Supervisor

Bart Flaherty

Key Grip

Jeffrey Francek

Caterer

William Franko

Props Assistant

Matthew Fridg

Electrician

Richard Friedlander

Visual Effects Producer

Betsy Friedman

Assistant Director

Jessa Gabler

Office Production Assistant

Brian Gallagher

Adr

James Gallagher

Post-Production Assistant

Simon Gallup

Song

Daniel Garrigan

Props Assistant

Eileen Garrigan

Scenic Artist

Thomas Garrigan

Property Master

Abbot Genser

Photography

Chris Gerbert

Sound Mixer

Christy Gerhart

Music Executive

Shani Geva

Assistant

Larry Geyer

Assistant Production Coordinator

Irv Gooch

Coordinator

Ken Goodstein

On-Set Dresser

Ann Goulder

Casting Director

Louis Grammatico

Song

Pasquale Greco

Camera Assistant

Pasquale Greco

Camera Assistant

Bonnie Greenberg

Executive In Charge

Nick Griffin

Song

Nick Griffin

Song

Lauren Haber

Loader

Rob Halford

Song

Alex Mary Hamilton

Assistant Location Manager

Kevin Harner

Caterer

Grant Hart

Song

Jim Hartz

Tutor

Dan Hassid

Studio Executive

Dave Hastings

On-Line Editor

Lisa Hatcher

Scenic Artist

Anna Hawkins

Production Assistant

Jim Heastings

Carpenter

Don Hedenburg

Scenic Artist

Virginia M. Herdman

Medic

John D Hicks

Driver

John Hicks

Loader

Albert E Hippert

Driver

John Hoelzel

Song

Chris Hoerger

Driver

Owen Holland

Driver

Dan Holt

Driver

Ted Hope

Producer

William Horberg

Executive Producer

Mike Howells

Adr

Laura Hudock

Assistant Camera

Jack Hues

Song

Kristopher Hummel

Caterer

Jeff Husser

Rigging Electrician

Michael Hutchence

Song

Smith Hutchings

Props Buyer

Sharon Ilson

Makeup Artist

Sharon Ilson

Makeup

Meredith Jacobson-marciano

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mick Jagger

Song

Terry James

Costumes

Kathleen Jandrokovic

Driver

David Jockel

Driver

Bruce Anthony Johannesson

Song

David Johansen

Song

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Armistead Johnson

Looping Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Adventureland - Job d'été à éviter
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Act One; Brainstorm Digital; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; MIRAMAX; Manhattan Center; Open Road Production Catering; Postworks; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment; Sound One; Technicolor PostWorks New York; This Is That
Distribution Company
EQUINOXE FILMS/MIRAMAX; Equinoxe Films; Equinoxe Films; Falcon; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Prooptiki Romania; Sam Film; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2009 Spirit Award for Best Screenplay by Film Independent (FIND).

Released in United States Spring April 3, 2009

Released in United States on Video August 25, 2009

Released in United States January 2009

Released in United States March 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 13-21, 2009.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Directors' Showcase) June 17-28, 2009.

Released in United States Spring April 3, 2009

Released in United States on Video August 25, 2009

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 15-25, 2009.)

Released in United States March 2009 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 13-21, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Directors' Showcase) June 17-28, 2009.)

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.