Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: September 14, 2007
Summary: Martin responds to an ad in the paper for a company called Great World of Sound that's setting up shop in a generic office park. After his interview, he's invited to attend a Saturday seminar, explaining what the job entails. There he meets larger-than-life Clarence, and the two hit it off right away. At the seminar, an articulate but somewhat slimy man named Shank explains that the seminar participants have been selected out of a field of 80 applicants to be A&R executives for GWS, seeking out new, untapped musical talent. GWS will put out a record for these artists--all it asks for is a financial commitment from them upfront to show that they're serious, in addition to allaying the costs of studio recording time and marketing. After all, GWS is an independent record company working on a budget. Shank and his cohort go on to talk about how much money the producers stand to make. Then, as if to prove it, Shank dials into his bank account to let the room hear his $13,000-plus balance. Martin is suspicious, but Clarence believes that this is a whole new way of looking at the world, and if they sign someone that hits it big, they'll hit it big with them. Martin, who likes the idea of helping new artists, agrees to sign on with GWS. Clarence and Martin soon prove to be among the best of the GWS crew. But as the veneer falls away from GWS, Clarence and Martin have no choice but to reconcile the excitement and escape that their new jobs have provided them with reality. Have they become scam artists? Or are they victims of the scam themselves? (Magnolia Pictures)
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Runtime: 106 min
Rating: Rated R for language.
Production: Plum Pictures
Genres: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Craig Zobel Director
Writer Credit
Craig Zobel Writer
George Smith Writer
Cast Credit
Barlow Jacobs Henry
Carver Johns Walter
Frances Green Restaurant Patron
James Green Bartender
John Baker Shank
Justin St. Gelais Restaurant Patron
Kene Holliday Clarence
Libertad Green Waitress
Mark Scarboro Bill
Michael Harding Fred
Pat Healy Martin
Rebecca Mader Pam
Robert Longstreet Layton
Scott C. Reynolds Salesman
Tricia Paoluccio Gloria
Producer Credit
Adam Paroo Associate Producer
Craig Zobel Producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg Executive Producer
David Gordon Green Producer
Matt Chapman Executive Producer
Melissa Palmer Producer
Richard A. Wright Producer
Sophia Lin Co-Producer
Steven Holtzman Associate Producer