American Reunion (2004)

American Reunion
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dwier Brown Actor Patrick 1 1000001
Andres Faucher Actor J C 1 1000002
Marlene Forte Actor Margaret 1 1000003
Corey Glover Actor Ty 1 1000004
Rainer Judd Actor Mindy 1 1000005
Jennifer Rubin Actor Jeanie 1 1000006
Billy Wirth Actor Brad 1 1000007
Steven Gilborn Actor George 1 1000008
Georgia Simon Actor Georgina 1 1000009
Rod Britt Actor Mr Andretti 1 1000010
Dan Gunther Actor Kile 1 1000011
Michael James Johnson Actor Michael 1 1000012
Mark Poggi Director n/a 2 2000001
Leif Tilden Director n/a 2 2000002
Joe Anderson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Eric M Klein Producer (PGA) 3 3000002
Kimberly Shane O'Hara Producer n/a 3 3000003
Maurizio Ameri Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Umberto Bonetti Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Massimo Cantini Parrini Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Larry Stessler Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Kimberly Shane O'Hara Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Eric M Klein From Story n/a 120870 4000002
Kimberly Shane O'Hara From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Patricia Vanover Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Richard Clark Editor n/a 172 7000001
Eve Battaglia Casting n/a 179 10000001
Penny Ludford Casting n/a 179 10000002
Steven Weller Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
Within the vibrant and diverse tapestry of the small town of Ojai, California, American Reunion spans the twenty-four hours before the 20th high school reunion of the class of 1981. Five friends, one younger brother and a mysterious photojournalist are brought together through the efforts of the town's high-spirited Latina mayor, Margaret, who is determined to reunite her old core group of high school friends and remember the "good times." Also, responsible for writing the reunion's opening speech, Margaret struggles to formulate the right words, believing she should focus on the trends, fads and cool fashions of 1981. However, by the end of the twenty-four hours, she understands that it is not about memories or moments, but rather about what kind of people they have become, versus who they were then. The tale centers upon the characters' personal reunions with the truths they are facing at this juncture in their lives: Patrick retiring from the Army because it didn't fit his lifestyle; Ty meeting the son he once fled from as an obstacle to his music career; Mindy signing divorce papers for the fifteen-year marriage she never thought would end; Brad, once the Golden Boy, finding peace in his occupation as a simple bus driver; J.C., the coke head younger brother of deceased graduate Brian, now running the pizza place that was Brian's dream; Jeanie, the mystery graduate, revealing her secret to the group, coming to terms with who she was then and who she is now; and finally Mayor Margaret, always the over-achiever, as she forges ahead in an effort to prove her self-worth. Finding humor in the trials and tribulations of our life and the paths we choose, the tale shows how life continues to repeat itself for the next generation, while leaving us with the understanding that sometimes you have to go back to find your future.