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Few Options, All Bad (2011)

Few Options (original title)
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When a convicted drug courier leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, he just wants to start over and obey the law. But, unable to find work, he's forced to take a supposedly... See full summary »

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George A. Pappy Jr. (original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Johnson ... Frank Connor
Erin Daniels ... Helen
David Marciano ... Russ
Brad Dourif ... Chris Pendler
Christian Stokes ... Mike Colton
Rainn Wilson ... Cousin Don
Cindy Baer ... Jillian
Michael Sheen ... Florist
Laura San Giacomo ... Bus Ticket Agent
Dayton Callie ... Warden Winslow
Mary Lou Secor Mary Lou Secor ... Martha Connor
Matt Mercer ... Cell Phone Guy
Ron E. Dickinson ... Cook
Pete Lockwood Pete Lockwood ... Man in Office
Mandy Amano ... Chrissie
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When a convicted drug courier leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, he just wants to start over and obey the law. But, unable to find work, he's forced to take a supposedly legitimate job with his old crime partners. And they have big plans for their newest employee. Written by George A. Pappy Jr.

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Meet Frank Connor: After 22 years in prison and 2 days out, he's got few options...

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Few Options, All Bad See more »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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During the Q&A session for a 2016 festival screening of the film in New York City, when asked if he had any advice for aspiring young filmmakers in the crowd, writer/director George A. Pappy Jr. replied: "Given my experience over the past ten or twelve years, I'd say this: Making a good film (or two) is certainly possible despite all the odds stacked against you. However, even if you do succeed on that front, it doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to make a viable (and consistent) living as an independent filmmaker, especially someplace like New York or LA, where the cost of living is very high. It's a funny business, especially nowadays, and the financial rewards are not always as merit-based (or inevitable) as you'd expect from virtually any other line of work. It's important to know this going in as it may eventually inform your decision to stay or to leave the industry. Whatever you decide, I wish you good luck.". See more »

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When Frank is trying to buy a bus ticket and we see the ticket agent's computer screen, her monitor is off even though she was just checking ticket prices. See more »

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Performed by Mark De Clive Lowe
Written by Mark De Clive Lowe
Produced by Mark De Clive Lowe
Published by Copyright Control
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A Pleasant Surprise!
29 May 2012 | by jtvbSee all my reviews

"Few Options" offers a surprising story of a man getting out prison in early middle age. Kenny Johnson gives a moving performance as a man who must remake his life for the very first time. George Pappy delivers a deft script and direction in a first commercial effort, an impressive achievement. Original music and sound are amazing. Also look for some surprises by several famous character actors performing to great effect in some key small roles. "Few Options" compares very favorably with "Drive" as a thriller with some surprises in performances and plot. And like "Drive" a relatively simple premise is brought to a powerful conclusion that stays with the viewer after the movie ends.


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