The Chumscrubber (2005)

Chumscrubber
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Satire
Keywords abduction, dramedy, drugs, parenthood, suburban, suicide, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ralph Fiennes Actor Michael Ebbs 1 1000001
Rita Wilson Actor Terri Bratley 1 1000002
Lou Pucci Actor Lee 1 1000003
Carrie-Anne Moss Actor Jerri Falls 1 1000004
Glenn Close Actor Mrs. Johnson 1 1000005
Allison Janney Actor Mrs. Stiffle 1 1000006
Camilla Belle Actor Crystal Falls 1 1000007
Justin Chatwin Actor Billy 1 1000008
Lauren Holly Actor Boutique Owner 1 1000009
Jamie Bell Actor Dean Stiffle 1 1000010
Rory Culkin Actor Charlie Stiffle 1 1000011
Josh Janowicz Actor Troy 1 1000012
Richard Gleason Actor Parent 1 1000013
Caroline Goodall Actor Mrs. Parker 1 1000014
John Heard Actor Officer Lou Bratley 1 1000015
Jason Isaacs Actor Mr. Parker 1 1000016
Thomas Curtis Actor Charley Bratley 1 1000017
Tim DeKay Actor Mr. Peck 1 1000018
William Fichtner Actor Dr. Bill Stiffle 1 1000019
Arie Posin Director n/a 2 2000001
Lawrence Bender Producer n/a 3 3000001
Bonnie Curtis Producer n/a 3 3000002
Philip Levinson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Bob Yari Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Michael Beugg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Joseph Lautenschlager Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Andreas Thiesmeyer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Lee Clay Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Susanne Bohnet Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Manfred Heid Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Gerd Koechlin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000011
Zac Stanford Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Arie Posin Story By n/a 120779 4000002
Zac Stanford Story By n/a 120779 4000003
Michael Beugg Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Cas Donovan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Michael Helfand Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Lawrence Sher Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
William Scharf Editor n/a 172 7000001
Arthur Schmidt Editor n/a 172 7000002
Chris Douridas Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
James Horner Original Score n/a 120839 8000002
Patti Podesta Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Maria Nay Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Christopher Tandon Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Anya Colloff Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Amy Brit Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Robert Katz Executive in Charge of Production n/a 118217 11000001
Mary Hannan Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Shawn Holden Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Peter Brown Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Barbara Long Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Synopsis
Dean Stiffle knows the score. Hillside--a beautiful community in Anywhere, USA--may look like a postcard from the frontlines of the American Dream, but teenage Dean knows better. When Troy, Dean's best friend and the town's leading drug dealer, hangs himself in his bedroom his death throws the community's carefully maintained psychotherapeutic balance into disarray. At school, in an effort to get their hands on Troy's stash, Dean's classmates Billy, Crystal, and Lee plot a kidnapping scheme: they'll abduct Dean's younger brother, Charlie, and hold him for ransom for Dean retrieving Troy's pills. Only, the hapless gang kidnaps the wrong boys, snatching Charlie Bratley instead. Son of divorced parents--police officer Lou Bratley, and interior decorator--Charlie's disappearance goes unnoticed by his mother, who is too consumed with the planning of her elaborate second wedding to town mayor Michael Ebbs, to realize her son has gone missing. As the teens play out their botched kidnapping, Troy's devastated mother plans a memorial service, and Terri and Michael prepare for their wedding, we realize that the kids and adults of Hillside live entirely separately lives--like two opposing camps. All they share is an easy-fix culture that holds out the promise of panaceas they believe will make them happy--be it do-it-yourself mental healthcare, vitamin supplement shakes, an Ivy League acceptance, the perfect body, a fairy tale wedding, self-help books, or New Age mysticism. It is up to our affectless antihero Dean to shrug off his cloak of psychic invisibility and decide both whether and now to negotiate these crooked worlds.
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