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Failure to Launch

Year:
Duration:
97 min | Philippines:95 min (cut)
Genres:
Comedy | Romance
IMDB rate:
5.6
Director:
Tom Dey
Awards:
4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2006-03-10
Filming Locations: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Earnings
Budget: $50,000,000
Opening Weekend: $24,411,322 (USA) (12 March 2006)
Gross: $88,715,192 (USA) (22 June 2006)
Cast
Actor
Character
Matthew McConaughey
Tripp
Sarah Jessica Parker
Paula
Zooey Deschanel
Kit
Justin Bartha
Ace
Bradley Cooper
Demo
Kathy Bates
Sue
Tyrel Jackson Williams
Jeffrey
Rob Corddry
Gun Salesman #1
Patton Oswalt
Techie Guy
Stephen Tobolowsky
Bud
Kate McGregor-Stewart
Bev
Adam Alexi-Malle
Mr. Axelrod
Gretchen Cleevely
Gretchen the Veterinarian
Peter Jacobson
Boatyard Man
Jessica Stone
Boatyard Woman
Stewart Skelton
BBQ Guest #1
Sarah Lilly
BBQ Guest #2
E.L. James
BBQ Guest #3
Aubrey Dollar
Pizza Waitress
Anne Ewen
Girl at Pizza Joint #1
Tremelda D. Cobb
Girl at Pizza Joint #2
Jerrod Paige
Guy at Pizza Joint #1
Tim Stoltenberg
Guy at Pizza Joint #2
Summer Lee
Taco Waitress
Miladin Mutavdzic
Basketball Player #1
Brian Jesiolowski
Basketball Player #2
Larry Gamell Jr.
Gun Salesman #2 (as Lawrence C. Gamell Jr.)
Ilana Levine
Yoga Teacher
Charles Dey
Loving Man
Phoebe Dey
Loving Woman
Michael Ahl
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Lawrence Broughton
Business Pedestrian (uncredited)
Melissa Caudle
(uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Kristi Chalaire
Zephyrs Fan
Greg Cool
Boat Mechanic (uncredited)
Kristin Michelle Duncil
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Tyler Gatton
Child (uncredited)
Debby Gaudet
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Geoffrey Gould
Older Bookstore Gent (uncredited)
Melodi Hallenbeck
Zephyr's Fan
Michele Harrington
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Don Lincoln
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Carter Mitchell
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Pepper Morgan
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Jody Nolan
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Raymond Parker
Man Pushing Wheelchair (uncredited)
Jon Purvis
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Johnny Rock
(uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Stephen Rue
Soccer Player (uncredited)
Codie Scott
Guy on Bike (uncredited)
Mageina Tovah
Barista (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The roles of Tripp and Paula were written for Zach Braff and Amanda Peet.
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The BB gun that Ace and Kit use to shoot the mockingbird is a Red Rider.
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When Tripp is talking to the couple about power vs. sail boats, the coffee cups they hold give away one of the movie's shooting locations, New Orleans. CC's coffee houses are only found in Louisiana, at least as of 2006.
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Goofs
During a sailing scene, a discussion involving nautical terms refers to turning a sailboat as "jibing" and "coming about" which is in part incorrect. Rather, this discussion should describe the two ways to come about: a "jibe" which is a downwind turn and a "tack" which is an upwind turn.
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When Tripp is grabbed off his surfboard by the dolphin, he is pulled to his right, meaning the dolphin grabbed his right foot; however, in the next scene, he is shown being pulled along by his left ankle.
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Some shots of the surveillance video have "TCG" plus numbers at the bottom of the screen. TCG stands for "time code generator" and is only created in post production, as in an editing program. It would never appear as live video. From the format, it appears to be generated by the Final Cut Pro NLE software.
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Quotes
Paula: [to Kit] Oh, Tripp is just cruising through the steps. In fact, I think tomorrow I'm gonna let him teach me something.
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Kit: [inquiring after Tripp's buddies] The tall one's kinda cute. What's he do?
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Kit: Yeah, everyone from work went to T.G.I. Friday's, but I don't really like that place, or anyone I work with.
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Photos from cast
Terry Bradshaw Katheryn Winnick