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A Poor Kid's Guide to Success

A Poor Kid's Guide to Success

Category: 39
All Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 77
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Thomas Dagnino
Sound: Stereo

  • Dream.
  • It's not a movie, it's a movement.
  • L.H.R.O.
  • In this industry, if you control the material, you control destiny…
  • The best feature ever done for $10,000!

  • Writing by: Michael Sidisin Jr. – writer

    Produced by: Daniella Alonso – associate producer
    Cristian Cruz – co-producer
    Thomas Dagnino – producer
    Yesodra Dagnino – associate producer
    Kevin Manning – associate producer
    Eric Mellgren – associate producer
    Theodore Pick Jr. – associate producer
    Michael Sidisin Jr. – executive producer
    Michael Sidisin Jr. – producer

    Cast: Monika P. Acevedo – BBQ Guest
    Daniella Alonso – Nicole
    Gary Barnes – BBQ Guest
    Steve Berkowitz – Mailroom Trainee (as Steve Burke)
    Joseph Burke – Jay Atmosphere
    Jennifer Cambra – Receptionist
    Cristian Cruz – Justin Wynn
    Olivia d'Abo – Lisa Maerd
    Thomas Dagnino – Tom Mastro
    Yesodra Dagnino – Wedding Guest
    Thomas Dewier – BBQ Guest

    Music: Fran Banish Ted Hamer
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: Michael Maerd is leaving his past and moving to Beverly Hills, home to the rich, talented and successful. Sometimes to achieve a dream, you have to chase it until you lose control.
    Plot: Michael Maerd, rough town Jersey raised, high school kick out — somehow left and made it to college, Florida State University, where he graduated with two degrees. This movie is about him leaving college and entering unknowingly into the movie business…working for one of the most powerful agencies in the world where he will hone skills he never knew he had. The struggle: To stay true to who he / where he's from and still make “it” — truly “A Poor Kid's Guide To Success”.

    Movie Quotes: Maddie: We'll be up in the bleachers rooting for you. Knock 'em dead, Doll!

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The following film is edited from the home movies of serial killers Wayne & Andrea Montgomery. This footage is being presented in what is believed to be chronological order.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Plot holes: The idea that anyone might have been able to just walk up to one of the camps and simply dig a little hole under the fence and crawl in is absurd. This would mean that anyone might have escaped very easily anytime. The fences in the camps were dug down deep into the earth, and were electrified. Also, there were twenty-four hour armed guards watching the grounds very comprehensively at all times. Anyone getting anywhere near the fences would have been shot immediately.

    Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • First time writer/director Tom Skull was found by accident at a film festival by producer Belle Avery. Skull handed her his home movie from when he was 8 years old, which won the heart of Avery.
    • Producer Nick Nunziata's car, a copper Chevrolet HHR was called in at the last minute to serve as Candy's (Julie Skon) in the film.
    • SPOILER: Body Count: 11

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