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Year:
Duration:
105 min
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
6.7
Director:
James Marsh
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2005-11-25
Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $8,927 (USA) (21 May 2006)
Gross: $281,326 (USA) (20 August 2006)
Cast
Actor
Character
Gael García Bernal
Elvis
Derek Weston
Scoot (as Derek Alvarado)
E. Matthew Buckley
Deck Officer (as Matthew Buckley)
Veronica Bernal
Elvis's Girl
Billy Joe Martinez
Mexican Salesman
Mohammad Ahmed
Mr. Chopra
Pell James
Malerie
Sally Allen
PA
Paul Dano
Paul Sandow
Laura Harring
Twyla
William Hurt
David
Roger Kunshick
Young Man with Flower
Ike Reilly
Rum Jungle Singer
Milo Addica
Bruno
Hudson Lee Long
Old Man with Hungry Dog (as Hudson Long)
Richard Levi
Teacher
Cliff Stevens
Salesman
Austin Chittim
Quarterback
Marco Perella
Chairman
Brady Coleman
Clown
Laura Clifton
Murray
Michael Swanner
Pace
Khadijah Forte
Drive Thru Server (as Khadijah Abdullah)
Jessica Schwartz
Burger Joint Teenager
Libby Villari
Home Ec Teacher
Stacey Juarez
Hostess
Michael Clossin
Church Patron
Gabe Davila
Rum Jungle Musician
Mike Torres
Rum Jungle Musician
Rick Torres
Rum Jungle Musician
Alexander Garcia
Rum Jungle Musician
Will Sexton
Praise Band Musician
Spencer Gibb
Praise Band Musician
Brad Gilley
Praise Band Musician
Carlos Acuña
Sailor (as Carlos Acuria)
Ruben Ortiz
Sailor
Raymond McAnally
Sailor (as Raymond Mcnally)
Maurice McRae
Sailor (as Maurice Mcrae)
Ian Christopher Blake
Church Member (uncredited)
Austin Brock
Little Boy (uncredited)
Ricky Cavazos
Car Dealership Customer (uncredited)
Michael Cristian
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Dan Eggleston
Flower Seller (uncredited)
Rob Faubion
Church Member (uncredited)
Cole Fowler
Paul's Christian Friend (uncredited)
Camie Gillespie
Church Member (uncredited)
Spencer Greenwood
Pizza Shop Customer (uncredited)
Jason Harper
Naval Seaman (uncredited)
Michele Harrington
Church Member (uncredited)
Michael E. Harvey
Church Patron (uncredited)
Jennifer Holt
Church Member (uncredited)
Nicole Holt
Church Member (uncredited)
Marc Hustvedt
Church Member (uncredited)
Emily Kaye
Rachael (uncredited)
Jason Matthews
Barton Springs Extra (uncredited)
Chris Poole
Church Member (uncredited)
Glen Powell Sr.
Security Guard (uncredited)
Stayce Smith
Church Member (uncredited)
Santiago Villalobos
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Gael García Bernal is a year and a half younger than Pell James who plays a 16 year-old.
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In this movie, Paul Dano plays the older brother of Pell James' character. James is actually seven years older than Dano in real life.
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James Marsh did not know the real age of the actress Pell James, who was playing 17-year-old Malerie Sandow, was until the end of the shoot, when she gave him a Thank You card revealing her true age. Marsh said that it was better that he didn't know as it would have proved a distraction.
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Goofs
The movie takes place in Corpus Christi, Texas, but the pool that Elvis and Malerie visit is Barton Springs Pool, located in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.
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Elvis claims his newly purchased automobile is a "1969 Cougar XR-7". It is not, it is a 1968 Cougar standard model (NOT an XR-7).
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According to the digital clock in the SUV, it takes Elvis and David 21 minutes to change radio stations twice.
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Photos from cast
Monica Peña